FDA Announces Voluntary Recall of Bravo! Pet Food Products

May 15, 2014

According to the Food & Drug Administration, Bravo® has issued a Nationwide recall of certain lots and products of Bravo Ped Food. The recalled products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the frail or elderly, children and those with weakened immune systems. Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Symptoms of Listeria infection include fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.  While animals infected with Listeria will show signs similar to the ones above, healthy cats and dogs rarely become seriously ill.  Consult your veterinarian for more information about signs to watch out for.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide to distributors, retailers, internet retailers, and directly to consumers. Identify the correct product recalled by the batch ID code (the best used by date) on the side of the plastic tube or on a label on the box.

Following is a list of recalled products:

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand)
All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes; product numbers 52-102; 52-105; and 52-110
Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier

Brave! Balance Premium Turkey Formula (manufactured by Brave!, Manchester, CT)
3 lb. box with (12) 4 oz. burgers; product number 31-401
Best used by date: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16

The following products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution because while they did not test positive for pathogens, they were manufactured in the same facility or on the same day as products that did test positive:

Raw Food Diet Brave! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand)
All 2 lb, 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes; product numbers 42-102; 42-105; 42-110
Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Basic for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand)
2 lb. tubes; product number 42-202
Best used by date 10/10/15 or earlier

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef & Beef Heart for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand)
5 lb. tubes; product number 53-130
Best used by date 10/10/15 or earlier

Raw Food Diet Bravo! 100 % Pure & Natural Premium Grass-Fed Buffalo for Dogs and Cats (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT)
2 lbs .91 KG Tubes; product number 72-222
Best used by date 1/7/16

Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT)
2 lbs, .09 KG Chub tube; product number 31-402
Best used by dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16
5 lbs., 2.3 KG, Chub tube; product number 31-405
Best used by dates 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Manufactured by Bravo! Manchester, CT)
5 lbs, 2.3 KG, Chub tube; product number 42-105
Best used by date: 2/11/16

According to the FDA, they reported that an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample during a recent interview. The company had received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. This resulted in the voluntary recall by Bravo!

Brave has discontinued all manufacturing in New Zealand.

Any recalled products should not be fed to pets. If you have the affected products, dispose of the products in a safe manner or return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo! Website, www.bravopetfoods.com for a full refund or credit.

Please call 866-922-9222 for more information.

 

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