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Bravo! has today issued a voluntary recall of certain packages of their frozen raw food for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. Though their products have tested negative for any contamination, they were produced on the same day as another product that tested positive, prompting the company to issue a voluntary recall.
The following products are involved:
- Item #21-405 – 5 lb chub (tube) of Bravo! Chicken Balance frozen raw diet with “best used by” dates of 3_6_15 or 3_12_15 printed on the plastic casing of the package.
- Item # 21-102 – 2 lb. chub (tube) of Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet with a “best used by” date of 3_21_15 printed on the plastic casing of the package.
- Item # 51-508 – 5 lb. bag of Bravo! Beef Blend Burgers with the “best used by dates” of 3_21_15 or 3_22_15 printed on the back panel of the plastic bag.
No other Bravo! products are affected by this recall. If you are feeding your dog any of the above named Bravo! products, please discontinue and visit BravoRawDiet.com or call toll free (866) 922-9222 for information about collecting a refund.
For more information and a detailed recall notice from Bravo, please click here.
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 and 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 be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.In an effort to prevent the transmission of Salmonella from pets to family members and care givers, the FDA recommends that everyone follow appropriate pet food handling guidelines when feeding their pets. A list of safe pet food handling tips can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048182.htm.