- Manufacturer: Bravo Packing, Inc.
- Date: March 03, 2021
- Cause: Salmonella and/or Listeria Monocytogenes
- Product(s) Affected: All Ground Beef Performance Dog Food
- Annoucement: FDA warning issued on March 03, 2021 (click here)
Which Products Are Affected?
All Performance Dog and Ground Beef in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves, which are frozen. The below images are a representation of the labels, which Bravo Packing, Inc provided.
The above-referenced products were sold and distributed in Brooklyn, New York, which was primarily sold in pet specialist retail stores or to consumers online, nationwide.
What Is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a highly infectious bacteria commonly found in most reported food-related illnesses in the United States and globally. Both humans and animals can carry salmonella in their intestines in addition to feces. Salmonella often spreads in contaminated foods.
Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in humans include:
- Abdominal cramping
- Upset Stomach
Salmonella can cause arterial infections, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and endocarditis in severe cases. Anyone displaying such symptoms should contact their healthcare providers immediately.
Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in dogs include:
- Bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
If your pet has consumed the above-recalled product and has any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
What Is Listeria Monocytogenes?
Listeria Monocytogenes are toxic organisms that are fatal to both humans and animals. Symptoms such as aches, fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting can be commonly found upon infection. The consequences of infection can lead to meningitis and abortion.
It is relatively easy to become infected by Listeria; however, vulnerable people such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people who suffer from weakened immune systems can be susceptible to catching it.
Listeria Monocytogenes can infect animals as well.
There is a significant risk of infection when handling the products. It is always advised to wash your hands thoroughly after contact and significantly wipe down surfaces that have been in contact with the product.
If you have any of the symptoms we have previously described, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you believe your pet has become infected, consult your veterinarian.
Why Is There Concern?
During routine sampling and testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified traces of Salmonella and/or Listeria Monocytogenes. Bravo Packing, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall following these findings.
What Do I Do Now?
If you own the affected product, please dispose of it immediately.
Please contact Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044 (9 AM and 2 PM EST, Monday to Friday) if you have any questions regarding this recall.
U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.
Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.