Pet food recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

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MANCHESTER, Conn. (PIX11) – A Connecticut-based pet food maker is voluntarily recalling chicken and turkey meals because they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Bravo! Pet Foods issued the recall after two lots of its poultry pet food tested positive for the bacterium.

Salmonella can sicken pets who eat the food and their owners who handle the food.

Symptoms of salmonella infection in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will experience less severe symptoms, including decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

The symptoms are similar in humans sickened by the bacterium.

Even if a pet doesn’t show symptoms, it can still be a carrier, able to infect other animals and humans.

Pet owners whose furry family members ate the recalled food are urged to call their veterinarian.

The following products, sold nationwide in stores and online starting Nov. 14, 2013, are involved in the recall because they could be contaminated with salmonella:

RAW FOOD DIET BRAVO! TURKEY BLEND FOR DOGS AND CATS

  • Product Number: 31-102
  • Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes
  • Best used by date: 11-05-15
  • UPC: 829546311025
  • Keep Frozen

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats

  • Product Number: 21-102
  • Size: 2 lb. (32 OZ) plastic tubes
  • Best used by date: 08-11-16
  • UPC: 829546211028
  • Keep Frozen

These products are being recalled because they were made in the same facility or on the same day as those that tested positive for salmonella:

Premium Turkey Formula BRAVO Balance RAW DIET

  • Product Number: 31-405
  • Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
  • Best used by date: 11-05-15
  • UPC: 829546314057
  • Keep Frozen

Bravo! Blends All Natural Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats

  • Product Number: 21-105
  • Size: 5 lb. (80 OZ) 2.3KG plastic tubes
  • Best used by date: 08-11-16
  • UPC: 829546211059
  • Keep Frozen

Several poultry products are also being recalled, though there is “no evidence” that they are tainted with any pathogens, the company said.

All sizes – 2, 5 and 10 pounds – of Bravo Chicken Blend, Bravo Turkey Blend, Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with best used by dates between June 20, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016 have been recalled, too.

Testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture revealed salmonella in two lots of Bravo! products. The company said the same batch was tested by a third party independent lab before it was released to market.

There have been no reports of illness in humans or animals connected with the recall, Bravo! said.

Customers who bought the recalled pet food should return it to the store where they purchased it and submit a recall claim form on the Bravo! website.

Questions should be directed to 866-922-9222.