Dog And Cat Treats Recalled Due To Possible Botulism Poisoning
IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, PA, just announced they are recalling its Capelin Dog and Cat Treats. This voluntary recall was issued due to “some of the fish have exceeded FDA guidelines for fish larger than 5 inches…which has the potential to cause botulism poisoning.”
This recall was done as a precaution and no illnesses have been reported. “The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in humans between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. Since some IcelandicPlus Capelins are larger than 5 inches there is a possible health risk.
What Is Recalled?
The affected products are sold in a clear plastic package or tube… and marked Icelandic+ Capelin WHOLE FISH, PURE FISH TREATS FOR DOGS, or PURE FISH TREATS FOR CATS.
UPC Code: 8 5485400775 9
UPC Code: 8 5485400711 7
UPC Code: 8 5485400757 5
The recalled treats are packaged in a 2.5 ounce tube or a 1.5 or 2.5 ounce bag (lot numbers 02/2020 to 02/2022). The treats were sold to independent pet stores throughout the United States.
There have been no reported illnesses in connection with the treats, nor have the treats tested positive for Clostridium botulinum.
Symptoms Of Botulism Poisoning
– blurred or double vision
– trouble with speaking or swallowing
– difficulty breathing
– muscle weakness
– abdominal distension
“Clostridium botulinum toxin can cause severe clinical signs including death in both animals consuming the pet treat and people handling the pet treat or coming in contact with contact areas that have been exposed to the product.”
If you have fed any of the recalled product and you or your pet are showing any of the above symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
What To Do
If you have purchased this treat, stop feeding it immediately and return it to the location where it was purchased for a refund.
You can contact IcelandicPlus at 857-246-9559 from 8am to 5pm EST Monday through Friday with any questions.