Bravo Recalls Some Raw Food Made For Dogs, Cats

Potential Listeria contamination is blamed for a voluntary recall of selected recipes.


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Beef & Beef Heart and Balance Premium Turkey Formula are among the recalled Bravo pet foods.


Manchester, Conn., pet food maker Bravo today announced a limited product recall after Listeria bacteria was discovered in one sample.

The bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, poses a greater threat to people than pets. A small number of dogs exhibited nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with the recalled food, Bravo stated, but no related human illnesses, which may include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea, were reported.

Listeria infections are most common in newborns, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The voluntary recall involves raw food formulated for dogs or cats.

"Bravo is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement," the company reported.

The recalled products were sold nationwide. Consumers are asked to complete a claim form available here and return it to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit.

Most of the recalled food was made in New Zealand, where Bravo has since discontinued manufacturing operations. All of the company's raw food is now produced in Manchester.

The recalled products include:

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats
• 2-, 5- and 10-pound tubes
• Product numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110
• Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier

Bravo! Balance Premium Turkey Formula
• 3-pound box with 12-count 4-ounce burgers
• Product number: 31-401
• Best used by: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats
• 2-, 5- and 10-pound tubes
• Product numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110
• Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Basic for Dogs and Cats
• 2-pound tubes
• Product number: 42-202
• Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef & Beef Heart for Dogs and Cats
• 5-pound tube
• Product number: 53-130
• Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier

Raw Food Diet Bravo! 100% Pure & Natural Premium Grass-Fed Buffalo for Dogs and Cats
• 2-pound tube
• Product number: 72-222
• Best used by: 1/07/16

Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula
• 2- and 5-pound tubes
• Product number: 31-402, 31-405
• Best used by: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats
• 5-pound tube
• Product number: 42-105
• Best used by: 2/11/16

More information on the recall is available at www.bravopetfoods.com or by calling 866-922-9222.

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