Bravo Recalls Select Chicken Pet Foods Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 23, 2015 – Manchester, CT – Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella.
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence ofSalmonella spp. Poly A contamination.
All products tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.
No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products.
Salmonella can cause serious illness or fatal infection 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 cramping and diarrhea. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Always use proper caution when handling raw foods.
The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.
Product Item # Size Best Used by UPC
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – Chub 21 – 102 2 lb (32 oz.) chub 12-05-16 829546211028
105 cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US.
These products DID NOT test positive for Salmonella, but are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive.
Product Item # Size Best Used by UPC
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs – Patties 21 – 401 3 lb (48 oz.) bag 12-05-16 829546214012
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs – Chub 21 – 402 2 lb (32 oz.) chub 12-05-16 829546214029
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – Patties 21 – 508 5 lb (80 oz.) bag 12-05-16 829546215088
These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US.
The recalled product 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).
To submit a claim, pet owners should return to the store where they bought the product.
To get a refund at the store where you bought the product: Customers should return to the store where they purchased the product and submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo websitehttp://www.bravopetfoods.com/consumerrecall.html for a full refund or store credit. See Bravo Product Claim Form for details.
More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at www.bravopetfoods.com, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST).
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm455867.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.629.7263.