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Bravo Pet Food Is Recalling Batches of Dog and Cat Food Due To Salmonella

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Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT, is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend Diet for dogs and cats due to concerns of a possible salmonella contamination.

The recall was initiated after routine testing of a 2lb. chub of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cat (Item #21-102) by the Colorado State Department of Agriculture, collected at a single retailer, revealed the presence of Salmonella.

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According to a release made by the company, they are also recalling three additional items that did not test positive “out of an abundance of caution) because they were manufactured on the same day.

The company has received no reports to day of illness in either people or pets associated with this product.

The Affected Products

201 cases of this product were sold to distributors, retails stores, and directly to the consumers in the United States between November 21, 2014 and January 15, 2015.

The following product is being recalled due to the presence of Salmonella:

Bravo Chicken Blend Diet for dogs and cats

  • Item #: 21-102
  • Size: 2lb (32oz.) chub
  • Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546211028

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Also being recalled out of caution:

250 cases of Bravo Chicken Blend Diet for dogs and cats

  • Item #: 21-105
  • Size: 5lb. (90oz.) chub
  • Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546211059

8 cases of Bravo Turkey diet for dogs and cats

  • Item #: 31-508
  • Size: 8oz. patties
  • Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546315085

60 cases of Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs

  • Item #: 31-401
  • Size: 4oz. patties
  • Best Used by Date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546314019

The Risks

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Individuals handling raw pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or to surfaces exposed to the product.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. 

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may show the following symptoms:

  • Lethargic
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

If You Have Product

The recalled product should NOT be sold or few to pets. Owners who have affected product at home should dispose this product in a safe manner. To submit a claim, owners should return to the store they bought the product form and submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form.

More information can be found at BravoPetFoods.com or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm EST.

 

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