FDA Announces Recall of Performance Dog Raw Products

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
The United States Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of all Performance Dog Products from Bravo Packing, Inc., because of Salmonella concerns.

Bravo Packing, Inc. is based in Carneys Point, New Jersey, and is recalling all Performance Dog products because of the potential for Salmonella contamination. The frozen raw pet food was tested through an FDA inspection and a sample tested positive for Salmonella.

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Salmonella causes illness in the animals who eat the contaminated products, and can also cause illness in those humans who handle contaminated products. Symptoms of Salmonella include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea, but could be more significant in those who are immunocompromised. The FDA is recommending healthy people who may have been in contact with the affected food to monitor their health for more symptoms.

In pets who have Salmonella infections, symptoms include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting, along with decreased appetite and fever. That said, pets who have been exposed to contaminated food can have infections without any symptoms, and so the FDA urges those who may have fed their pets any of the affected Performance Dog Products to watch for symptoms and contact their veterinarians immediately if they see any.

As well, Salmonella can be shed through an infected pet’s feces or saliva, so it’s important to know whether your pet has been infected.

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The recalled lots have a manufacture code of 071418, which is printed on the boxes that have the plastic sleeves but not on the sleeves themselves. If the cardboard boxes have been thrown out, the FDA recommends you show caution and throw products bought after July 14, 2018 away.

If there are any other questions, Bravo Packing, Inc., encourages consumers to call at 856-299-1044 or contact the company’s website.

To date, no human or animal illnesses have been reported.

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