Dog and Cat Food Recall

Salmonella concerns cause a company to pull dog and cat food from shelves.

By CatChannel News Editors | Posted: March 14, 2013, 4 p.m., EST

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Pet food company Bravo! is voluntarily recalling its 2 lb tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats, product code: 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12, because of possible Salmonella contamination.

The recalled pet food product is 2 lb. Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet tubes (chubs) made on June 14, 2012 only.

No other products or sizes are involved.

This batch tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers, however routine testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture of product collected from a single retail location tested positive for presence of salmonella. While the testing discrepancy is unclear, in an abundance of caution Bravo is issuing this recall.

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

The recalled product is distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers, and can be identified by the batch ID code 6 14 12 located on the white hang tag attached to the bottom of the plastic film tube.

Cat owners should return unopened frozen tubes of food to the store where purchased for a full refund. Pet owners should dispose of opened tubes of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the washed plastic batch ID tag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Salmonella can affect cats 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.
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Dawn    Boise, ID

3/21/2013 6:20:46 AM

Thank you for making this information available.

M    Lake City, FL

3/19/2013 10:17:58 PM

Thanks for the incredibly important info!

K    Cheektowaga, NY

3/17/2013 12:32:22 PM

=^..^= I am glad that I make my own homemade raw diet !!! I also feed a holistic all natural dry as well !!!

Hope    Campbellton, NB

3/15/2013 12:20:08 PM

OMG! i am so glad my little Blackie only eats holistic and natural by-product free food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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