Bravo Raw Dog and Cat Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination
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September 29, 2014

Multiple varieties of Bravo pet food are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

The Connecticut-based company issued the recall of some of its raw turkey and chicken dog and cat foods after a routine inspection by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture found salmonella in two lots of the products. Other products were recalled because they were processed in the same plant from which the salmonella-tainted products originated.

The recalled products were distributed to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers nationwide beginning in November 2013. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.

These products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Turkey Blend for Dogs and Cats
Product Number: 31-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546311025
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Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats
Product Number: 21-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211028
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These products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that tested positive.

Premium Turkey Formula Bravo! Balance Raw Diet
Product Number: 31-405
Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 11-05-15
UPC: 829546314057
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Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet for Dogs and Cats
Product Number: 21-105
Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
Best used by date: 08-11-16
UPC: 829546211059
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In addition to the voluntary recall of the above products, Bravo has chosen to withdraw the following poultry products from the marketplace: All sizes (2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb.) of Bravo Chicken Blend(s), Bravo Turkey Blend(s), Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with best used by dates between June 20, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016.

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.

Pet owners could also become infected if they did not wash their hands thoroughly after handling the products or any surface that it came into contact.

Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. 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.

The recalled products should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle).

More information on the Bravo recall can also be found on the Bravo website or by calling (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST).