Recall Bravo turkey frozen raw food

>Recall — Firm Press Release

Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Select Poultry Products.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Vernon, CT — Sept. 18, 2007—
Bravo! announces a voluntary recall of select tubes of three of its poultry products for cats and dogs. The pet food is being recalled because two of the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, while the other product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Both Salmonella and Listeria are organisms which can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and if there is cross contamination, in people, especially small children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people with Salmonella infection may only suffer short-term symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Long term complications can include arthritis and other more serious ailments.

Healthy people with Listeria infection may only suffer 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.

The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with any of the three products. The recalled products are distributed nationwide to distributors, retail stores, internet sales and directly to consumers, and they can beidentified by the batch ID code located on the hang tag attached to the bottom of the plastic film tubes. The recalled products should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners should return unopened frozen tubes of food to the store where purchased for a full refund. Pet owners should dispose of opened tubes of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the washed plastic batch ID tag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Recalled Pet Food

Product: Bravo Original Formula Chicken Blend frozen raw food
Product Numbers: 21-102, 21-105, 21-110
Sizes: 2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes
Batch ID code (on hang tag): 236

Reason for Recall: Salmonella, Listeria

Product: Bravo Original Formula Turkey Blend frozen raw food
Product Numbers: 31-102, 31-105, 31-110
Sizes: 2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes
Batch ID code (on hang tag): 236

Reason for Recall: Listeria
Product: Bravo Basic Formula Finely Ground Chicken frozen raw food
Product Number: 21-212
Size: 2 pound tube
Batch ID Code (on hang tag): 226
Reason for Recall: Salmonella, Listeria

Other Batch IDs for these same products are not involved in the recall.
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. This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA
detected the bacteria in samples during a recent review.

In an effort to prevent the transmission of Salmonella from pets to
family members and care givers, the FDA recommends that everyone follow
appropriate pet food handling guidelines when feeding their pets. A
list of safe pet food handling tips can be found at:

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/CVM_Updates/foodbornetips.htm.
People may risk Salmonella infection not only by handling these pet
foods, but also by contact with pets or other surfaces exposed to these
foods, so it is important that they thoroughly wash their hands with hot
water and soap. Anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella
or Listeria infection after having handled the recalled product should
seek medical attention. Consumers may report any complaints to FDA’s
local District Complaint Coordinator’s located on the FDA website:

http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/complain.html.

Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Salmonella. Animals ill
with Salmonella will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above
for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has
Salmonella or not should contact their veterinarian.

For more information on the Bravo recall, please visit
www.bravorawdiet.com <http://www.bravorawdiet.com/> ,
or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Contact: David Bogner

FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety AlertsPage:
http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html