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Raw Frozen Chicken-Blend Pet Food Recalled for Salmonella

Bravo! is voluntarily recalling 2-pound tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats with product code 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recall only affects 2-pound tube products made on June 14, 2012.

The contamination was detected in a single sample of the product by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. According to Bravo!, a third party laboratory did not find any contamination during testing before the product was shipped to retailers.

No human or pet illnesses have been linked to the product. Due to the time involved in tracing illnesses back to products, however, it is not possible to say whether any customers have been affected.

The product was distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers.

Like humans, pets may contract Salmonella from eating contaminated food. Humans may also contract Salmonella from handling contaminated food or interacting with infected pets.

“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,” the company’s recall notice read. “If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides safe handling tips for pet food here.

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