Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to the possible contamination of Salmonella. In addition to the risks for pets, humans may also be subjected to Salmonella poisoning by handling the contaminated pet product.
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella spp. Poly A contamination. The following products have been recalled and can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the packaging.
Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs and cats – Chub. Item #21-102. UPC: 829546211028. Size: 32 oz. Best Used by Date: December 05, 2016.
As many as 105 cases of the product were sold to distributors, retail stores, Internet retailers and directly to consumers in the U.S. Although these products did not test positive for Salmonella, they were voluntarily removed because they were made at the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive.
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs – Bag. Item #21-401. UPC: 829546214012. Size: 48 oz. Best Used by Date: December 05, 2016.
Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs – Chub. Item #21-402. UPC: 829546214029. Size: 32 oz. Best Used by Date: December 05, 2016.
Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for dogs and cats – Patties. Item #21-508. UPC: 829546215088. Size: 80 oz. Best Used by Date: December 05, 2016.
There are no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with these products. Pets that are infected with Salmonella may be lethargic, have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may have only 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 a 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).