Bravo! has issued a voluntary recall for three of its raw diet frozen foods for dogs and cats due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The following products have been included in the recall:
- 5 lb. Bravo! Chicken Balance frozen raw diet chubs (tubes) with "best used by" dates of 3_6_15 and 3_12_15 imprinted on the side of the plastic casing. Only 26 cases with the 3_6_15 date were distributed nationally and 36 cases with 3_12_15 date were distributed nationally.
- 2 lb. Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet chubs (tubes) with the "best used by" date of 3_21_15 imprinted on the side of the plastic casing. Only 67 cases with 3_21_15 date were distributed nationally.
- 5 lb. Bravo! Beef Blend Burgers bags with the "best used by" dates of 3_21_15 and 3_22_15 imprinted on the back panel of the plastic bag. Only 47 cases with the 3_21_15 date were distributed nationally and 55 cases with the 3_22_15 date were distributed nationally.
According to a FDA press release, in a test performed by a third party the listed products tested negative for pathogens. However, Bravo! is issuing the recall as a precautionary measure due to being run on the same day or an adjacent day to a product that tested positive for pathogens. The product that tested positive has been contained and is not subject to this recall.
Salmonella can affect both animals eating the product and humans handling the pet product. If you or your pet had contact with the recalled product, you are advised to watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. More severe symptoms can include arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. If you or your pets are experiencing these symptoms contact a medical professional.
At the time of this release there have been no illnesses reported associated with this recall.
If you purchased the recalled products you are urged to discontinue use immediately. If you have an unopened recalled product, you may return it to the purchase location for a full refund. If opened, you may dispose of the product in a safe manner and contact the retailer where purchased for a refund.
For more information visit, please visit bravorawdiet.com, or call toll free 1-866-922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST).