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Chicken Pet Foods Recalled Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Bravo-chicken_406x250Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT, is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns about the possible presence of Salmonella.

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella 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. 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

 

One hundred five cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, Internet retailers and directly to consumers in the U.S.

The following products did not test positive for Salmonella but are also being voluntarily recalled 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 U.S.

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.

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