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Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

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Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bravo® Issues Nationwide Recall of Pet Food for Dogs and Cats

Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some Bravo pet food products, sold nationwide, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale. Here is the recall announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. Animals that have become ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle). They can return to the store where purchased and submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website at www.bravopetfoods.com for a full refund or store credit. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found on their website or by calling toll free (866) 922-9222.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide 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 or on a label on the box.

The recalled products are as follows:

1) These products are being recalled because they may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes

Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes

Product Numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

2) These 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 manufacturing facility or on the same day as products that did test positive.

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

All 2lb., 5lb., and 10lb. tubes

Product Numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BASIC FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

2lb. tubes

Product Number: 42-202

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! BEEF & BEEF HEART FOR DOGS AND CATS (Made in New Zealand)

5lb. tubes

Product Number: 53-130

Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! 100% PURE & NATURAL PREMIUM GRASS-FED BUFFALO FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

NET WT 2LBS (32 OZ) .91KG (Tubes)

Product Number: 72-222

Best Used By Date: 1/7/16

PRODUCT: BRAVO! TURKEY BALANCE FORMULA (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

NET WT 2 LBS (32 OZ) .09KG, Chub (tube)

Product Number: 31-402

Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

NET WT 5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube)

Product Number: 31-405

Best Used By Dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

PRODUCT: RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! LAMB BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS (Manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)

5 LBS (80 OZ) 2.3KG, Chub (tube)

Product Number: 42-105

Best Used By Date: 2/11/16

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