Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is expanding the previously announced voluntary recall of two pet food products to now include all pet food and bones in all package sizes.
During an FDA inspection, samples collected tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes and resulted in a recall due to the potential health risks to humans and pets. Bravo Packing, Inc. is expanding the recall due to potential cross contamination. No human or animal illnesses related to the identified products have been reported to date. Bravo Packing Inc. generally works with distributors that fill orders to retail stores and to consumers directly nationwide.
Full list of recalled products:
|Pet Food Product Name||Size|
|“Performance Dog” frozen raw dog food – chub||2 lbs.|
|“Performance Dog” frozen raw dog food – chub||5 lbs.|
|“Performance Dog” frozen raw dog food – patties||Unknown|
|“Green Tripe” frozen raw dog food (ground bovine stomach) – chub||2 lbs.|
|“Green Tripe” frozen raw dog food (ground bovine stomach) – chub||5 lbs.|
|“Tripe” frozen raw dog food – ¼-pound patties||Unknown|
|“Beef” froze raw dog food (ground) – chub||2 lbs.|
|“Beef” frozen raw dog food (ground) – chub||5 lbs.|
|Bones (smoked) – 14 varieties||Unknown|
Salmonella can cause illness in animals eating the products, as well as people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products, infected animals or any surfaces exposed to these products. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pets exposed to contaminated food can be infected without showing symptoms. Infected animals, including those without symptoms, can also shed Salmonella through their feces and saliva, spreading pathogens into the home environment and to humans and other animals in the household.
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, servere headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has any of the symptoms above, please contact your veterinarian. If you currently have recalled product, please discard in a manner that it is not accessible by household pets or wildlife. Consumers with questions should contact Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044 (Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-2:00PM, EST).
Click here to see the full FDA recall alert.