IcelandicPlus LLC Recalls Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats Because Product Exceeds FDA Size Restrictions

Company Announcement Date: 19/03/2020
Product Type: Dog and Cat Treats
Reason for Announcement: Potential for Clostridium botulinum
Company Name: IcelandicPlus LLC
Brand Name: Icelandic+

Reason for Recall

 

Out of an abundance of caution IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, PA, is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats because some of the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. 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.

 

Clostridium botulinum information

 

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. Common symptoms may include dizziness, blurred or double vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distension, and constipation. Consider that several of the listed symptoms, such as double vision, cannot be easily assessed in animals or conveyed by an animal. Pets or persons experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention.

 

Illnesses Reported

 

To date there have been no reported illnesses of dogs, cats, or persons in connection with Capelin. Nor has there been any positive test results for Clostridium botulinum from any IcelandicPlus Capelin, but because of the potential risk, and despite no known illnesses in connection with our products, we have decided in co-operation with the FDA, to announce this product recall.

 

Product Information

 

The Capelin product was shipped to distributors in the United States with the intent to be sold to Retailers who in turn sell to Consumers. This product would be found in Independent Pet Specialty Stores within all States in the United States.

The product comes 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 CODES, 8 5485400775 9; 8 5485400711 7; and 8 5485400757 5 are packaged in a 2.5 ounce tube or a 1.5 or 2.5 ounce bag (lot numbers 02/2020 to 02/2022)

IcelandicPlus is family owned and run by pet parents who take the safety and wellbeing of its consumers and clients with the utmost importance, as such we are conducting this voluntarily recall to further protect our customers. Additionally, we are changing our Capelin supplier to ensure that the fish in our product are consistently less than 5 inches, or if larger, they will be completely eviscerated.

 

What You Should Do

 

Distributors, Retailers and Consumers who have purchased IcelandicPlus’s Capelin can return it to the location where it was purchased for a refund.

 

Contact Information

 

Consumer phone: 1-857-246-9559 (Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm EST)

Summary
IcelandicPlus LLC Recalls Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats Because Product Exceeds FDA Size Restrictions
Article Name
IcelandicPlus LLC Recalls Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats Because Product Exceeds FDA Size Restrictions
Description
IcelandicPlus LLC is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats because some of the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches.
Author
Publisher Name
Healthcare for Pets
Publisher Logo

Disclaimer: healthcareforpets.com and its team of veterinarians and clinicians do not endorse any products, services, or recommended advice. All advice presented by our veterinarians, clinicians, tools, resources, etc is not meant to replace a regular physical exam and consultation with your primary veterinarian or other clinicians. We always encourage you to seek medical advice from your regular veterinarian.

Recent News

  • Midwestern Pet Foods Expands Recall of Pet Food for Aflatoxin Health Risk
  • Jan 13, 2021
  • Midwestern Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Pet Food Recall for Aflatoxin Health Risk
  • Dec 31, 2020
  • Albright’s Raw Dog Food Recalls Chicken Recipe For Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Risk
  • Nov 14, 2020
  • Sunshine Mills, Inc. Expands Recall of Pet Food Products Due to Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin
  • Oct 10, 2020
  • Real Pet Food Company Recalls One Lot of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella Risk
  • Sep 26, 2020
Question & AnswerQ&A
DON’T MISS OUT!
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Be the first to get the latest pet health news and exclusive content straight to your inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link