IcelandicPlus LLC Voluntarily Recalls Whole Fish Capelin Fish Pet Treats Due to Fish Exceeding FDA Size Restrictions

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Published: April 8, 2020
IcelandicPlus LLC Voluntarily Recalls Whole Fish Capelin Fish Pet Treats Due to Fish Exceeding FDA Size Restrictions

Company: IcelandicPlus LLC

Brand Name: Icelandic+ (Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats)

Recall Date: 03/23/2020

Recalled Products:

Out of an abundance of caution IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, PA, is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats.

The product comes in a clear plastic package or tube, and marked:

  • Icelandic+ Capelin WHOLE FISH, PURE FISH TREATS FOR DOGS or
  • Icelandic+ Capelin PURE FISH TREATS FOR CATS

They are packaged in a 2.5 ounce tube or a 1.5 or 2.5 ounce bag.

UPC CODES: 

  • 8 5485400775 9 
  • 8 5485400711 7 
  • 8 5485400757 5

Lot Numbers:

  • 02/2020 to 02/2022

Reason for Recall:

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. 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. 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.

What to Do:

Distributors, Retailers and Consumers who have purchased IcelandicPlus’s Capelin can return it to the location where it was purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1857-246-9559. Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm EST.

Source: FDA


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