Pets are often regarded with a special level of love and devotion from their owners. When it comes to feeding those furry family members, only the best is acceptable. And the best certainly doesn’t include salmonella. That’s why dog and cat food manufacturer Bravo issued a recall of several varieties of pet food.The Food & Drug Administration reports that Connecticut-based Bravo issued the recall after routine testing found salmonella in some lots of the company’s soft food products.
Affected varieties include two- and five-pound packages of Raw Food Diet Bravo! Turkey Blend for dogs and cats, Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats, Premium Turkey Formula Bravo! Balance Raw Diet, and Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats. The products have a “Best Used By” dates of November 5, 2015 and August 11, 2016.
Out of an “abundance of caution” the company is also recalling all the two, five and 10-pound sizes of Bravo Chicken Blends, Bravo Turkey Blends, Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with “Best Used By” dates between June 20, 2016 and September 18, 2016.The dog and cat food was distributed nationwide beginning in November 2013 to retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers.
The product can be identified by the batch ID code printed on the side of the plastic tube.
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.