The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a pet food recall on March 13. Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for dogs and cats were recalled due to possible contamination of salmonella.
The recalled pet food comes in two pound tubes with product code 21-102 and the batch ID code is 6 14 12; they were made on June 14, 2012.
In a routine test sample – obtained at one of the retailers that Bravo distributes to – the test came back positive for the presence of salmonella.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled pet food product should not be fed to pets and return the unopened package back to the place where they were purchased for a full refund.
Those who have opened the affected package should immediately dispose of the potentially tainted food in a very secure trash bin where no feral animals can get to it. Also, wash hands thoroughly, save the plastic ID tag and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
According to the FDA, “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. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”
No illnesses in people or animals have been reported as a result of this recall to date.
Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats were distributed nationwide directly to consumers at retail stores and via internet sales.
For those who have further questions or concerns, they may contact Bravo toll free at 866-922-9222, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.
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