Raw Pet Food Brand Issues Recall Due To Possible Salmonella & Listeria Contamination
On March 3, 2021, Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ issued a voluntary recall on all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, a frozen raw pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
No confirmed illness have been reported at this time. The recall is a result of routine sampling that was performed by the FDA. Samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef collected during the inspection tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
Salmonella is harmful to the animals eating the contaminated food and to humans who handle it. People who do not thoroughly wash their hands or surfaces exposed to the products are at a higher risk.
The FDA warns, “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, server headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”
Salmonella was the cause of multiple recalls last year.
What Is Recalled?
Performance Dog and Ground Beef both come frozen in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves.
Look for the following labels (provided by the company):
The brand works with a distributor located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores and ships directly to consumers nationwide.
Symptoms Of Salmonella & Listeria Infections
– diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
– decreased appetite
– abdominal pain
Pets that are infected with Salmonella can be carriers and pass it on to other animals and humans. If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.
What To Do
If you have purchased this food, stop feeding it immediately.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled food are instructed to dispose of it and wash their hands and all surfaces.
Consumers can contact Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044 (Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-2:00PM, EST) with any questions.