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Bravo! recalls cat and dog food

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Bravo!, which makes raw food for pets, announced late May 14 that it is recalling several cat and dog products due to potential bacterial contamination.

Bravo!, of Manchester, Conn., said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that an independent laboratory found Listeria bacteria in a sample during a recent test. The company said it has received a “limited number” of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea possibly caused by the affected foods.

The recalled products are:

  1. Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand): All 2lb., 5lb. and 10lb. tubes. Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110. Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier.
  2. Bravo! Balance Premium Turkey Formula (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT): 3 lb. box with (12) 4oz. burgers. Product Number: 31-401. Best Used By Dates: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16.
  3. Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand): All 2lb., 5lb. and 10lb. tubes. Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110. Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier.
  4. Bravo! Lamb Basic for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand): 2lb. tubes. Product Number: 42-202. Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier.
  5. Bravo! Beef & Beef Heart for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand): 5lb. tubes. Product number: 53-130. Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier.
  6. Bravo! 100% Pure & Natural Premium Grass-Fed Buffalo for dogs and cats (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT): NET WT 2LBS (32 OZ) .91KG (Tubes). Product Number: 72-222. Best Used By Date: 1/7/16.
  7. Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT): NET WT 2 LBS (32 OZ) .91KG, Chub (tube). Product Number: 31-402. Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16.
  8. Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT): NET WT 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube). Product Number: 31-405. Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16.
  9. Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT): 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube). Product Number: 42-105. Best Used By Date: 2/11/16.

A refund claim form is available here.

Bravo! said it recently moved its New Zealand manufacturing activity to the United States to improve oversight of its operations.

"Having it stateside allows us to better control every step of the process – from raw material vendor selection, to vendor husbandry practices, to every step of the manufacturing process including product storage and transport and final product testing," the company told Examiner.com in an e-mail.

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