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Bravo Issues a Recall for Its Raw Dog Food

Seven products in the company’s raw food line are being recalled over concerns about Listeria.

 |  May 15th 2014  |   0 Contributions


Bravo issued a nationwide recall for several products in its raw food line, saying they have “the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” according to the company.

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Another, more lengthy list of Bravo products is being recalled “out of an abundance of caution,” says the company, because while they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same facility or on the same day as products that did test positive.

According to Bravo, “Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”

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However, it says that cats and dogs rarely get sick from Listeria; yet if they do, they have symptoms similar to those of humans. 

The recalled products were made in New Zealand and Manchester, Connecticut, and sent to distributors, retail stores, Internet retailers and directly to consumers. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent review. So far, Bravo has received “a limited number” of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that might be associated with these specific products. There have been no reports of human illness. 

Here is the list of affected products:

1. Products recalled because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes
Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes
Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

2. Products recalled out of "an abundance of caution"

While they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same facility or on the same day as products that did test positive, according to the company.

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes
Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BASIC FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
2lb. tubes
Product Number: 42-202
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF & BEEF HEART FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)
5lb. tubes
Product Number: 53-130
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! 100% PURE & NATURAL PREMIUM GRASS-FED BUFFALO FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
NET WT 2LBS (32 OZ) .91KG (Tubes)
Product Number: 72-222
Best Used By Date: 1/7/16

PRODUCT: BRAVO! TURKEY BALANCE FORMULA (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
NET WT 2 LBS (32 OZ) .09KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 31-402
Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

NET WT 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 31-405
Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube)
Product Number: 42-105
Best Used By Date: 2/11/16 

According to the company, pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of it in a safe manner (for example, a securely covered trash receptacle). For a full refund or store credit, they can return to the store where they purchased it and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website. Get more info at www.bravopetfoods.com or call (866) 922-9222.

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