July 14, 2023 – What the Raw has issued a voluntary recall of 184 containers of Single Dried Sardines due to potential Clostridium Botulinum contamination.
What You Need to Know About Clostridium Botulinum
Botulism has not been reported or observed in pet cats and has only been rarely reported in pet dogs. The signs of botulism in dogs are caused by muscle paralysis and include:
Death is usually due to paralysis of the lungs or heart. Unfortunately, treatment is usually not possible, although a few experimental therapies have had limited success. Therefore, if you suspect your dog has ingested the bacteria, immediately take them to your veterinarian.
Dog Foods Recalled
What the Raw has recalled the following lots of Single Dried Sardines:
|Impacted Best by Date(s)/Lot Codes
|What the Raw – Single Dried Sardines packaged in shrink wrap
|Lot No. 250402202223, 121110202122, 210510202324, 141228202223, 210620202324
Expiration dates: 11/10/22, 04/02/2023, 12/28/2023, 05/10/2023, 06/20/2024.
What to Do Next
Consumers are advised to destroy the food in a way that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers. If your dog has consumed any of the affected products, monitor them for signs of breathing difficulties, progressive paralysis, or difficulty eating or swallowing.
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Sources used: FDA