Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Bravo!®, LLC. of Manchester, Connecticut is recalling select lots of its dog and cat foods due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pet, humans can also be subject to Salmonella by handling the contaminated pet product.
The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on November 14, 2013 to distributors, retail stores, Internet retailers, and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube. The following products are included in the recall:
● Raw Food Diet Bravo! Turkey Blend for Dogs and Cats Product Number: 31-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) plastic tubes. Best used by date: 11-05-15, UPC: 829546311025
● Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet for Dogs & Cats Product Number: 21-102
Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) plastic tubes. Best used by date: 08-11-16, UPC: 829546211028
The following products are being recalled for cautionary measures, as they were manufactured in the same facility or on the same day that product tested positive:
● Premium Turkey Formula Bravo! Balance Raw Diet Product Number: 31-405, Size: 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3-kg. plastic tubes. Best used by date: 11-05-15. UPC: 829546314057
● Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend Diet for Dogs & Cats Product Number: 21-105
Size: 5 lb. (80 oz.) 2.3-kg. plastic tubes. Best used by date: 08-11-16. UPC: 829546211059
Bravo! LLC has also voluntarily removed all sizes (2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb.) of Bravo! Chicken Blend, Bravo! Turkey Blend, Bravo! Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo! Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with best used by dates between June 20, 2016 and September 18, 2016.
There are no reports of illness in pets or people as a result of the products. Pets that are infected with Salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
“It is important for all pet owners who purchased these products to return them to the store for a full refund,” says Dr. John Charos, DVM, President/CEO, Central Veterinary Associates. “It is recommended that this product no longer be fed to your pets and to contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible if your pet becomes ill as the result of consuming this product.”
CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all major holidays. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.