May
15
2014

According to the Pet Nutrition Alliance and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Bravo is recalling select lots and products of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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

Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to affected humans.

Products affected by recall:

  1. Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats (made in New Zealand)
    All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes
    Product numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 520-110
    Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier
  2. Bravo! Balance Premium Turkey Formula (manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
    3 lb. box with (12) 4 oz. burgers
    Product number: 31-401
    Best used by dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16
  3. Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (made in New Zealand)
    All 2 lb., 5 lb., and 10 lb. tubes
    Product numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110
    Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier
  4. Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Basic for Dogs and Cats (made in New Zealand)
    2 lb. tubes
    Product number: 42-202
    Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier
  5. Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef & Beef Heart for Dogs and Cats (made in New Zealand)
    5 lb. tubes
    Product number: 53-130
    Best used by date: 10/10/15 or earlier
  6. Raw Food Diet Bravo! 100% Pure and Natural Premium Grass-Fed Buffalo for Dogs and Cats (manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
    Net Wt 2 lbs. (32 oz.) .91 kg (tubes)
    Product number: 72-222
    Best used by date: 1/7/16
  7. Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
    Net Wt 2 lbs. (32 oz.) .9 kg, Chub (tube)
    Product number: 31-402
    Best used by dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16

    Net Wt 5 lbs. (80 oz.) 2.3 kg, Chub (tube)
    Product number: 31-405
    Best used by dates: 1/7/16 and 2/11/16
  8. Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (manufactured by: Bravo! Manchester, CT)
    5 lbs. (80 oz.) 2.3 kg, Chub (tube)
    Product number: 42-105
    Best used by date: 2/11/16

This recalled product should not be fed to pets. If you have the affected product, return it to the store where you purchased it and submit the Product Recall Form available on the Bravo website for a full refund or store credit.

For more information, visit bravopetfoods.com or call 866-922-9222.

Comments (3) -

Ranger Man
Ranger ManUnited States
5/30/2014 11:53:26 AM #

Never buy pet food from commercial manufacturers. There is zero regulation of ingredients, so they throw in anything, safe or not safe. Always cook for your pet in your own kitchen with ingredients you trust.

A.D.
A.D.United States
5/30/2014 11:16:16 PM #

Even if you feed a home cooked meal or a raw meal from scratch, your dog could get e coli, listeria, salmonella, countless parasites, etc.  Buy good quality dog food that has been cooked.  Contrary to popular internet myth, dog foods do have to conform to certain standards.  Unfortunately inspections are a rarity in both animal and human food manufacturing factories/plants so contaminated items aren't usually noticed until they've made a human or animal sick.  Luckily dog food companies are more willing to do voluntary recalls than human food companies.  

JosiesMom
JosiesMomUnited States
6/4/2014 7:06:10 PM #

All pets already harbor e.coli, salmonella, listeria and ahost of other bacteria as well as being regularly beseiged by internal and external parasites. Even humans have these same bacteria within! It is when the immune system becomes compromised by illness, stress, disease or acidic imbalance that various bacteri will bloom to toxic levels.

Carnivores are designed by mother nature to survive an onslaught of bacteria common to raw meat , and not just survive but to thrive, even if they were to eat carrion! What carnivores are NOT designed to eat are grains,  seeds, vegetables, fruits, and the plethora of plant ingredients making up the majority of any kibble; not to mention the questionable sources of meat items or animal proteins slurried and cooked into the kibble concoction. Then the rest of the chemicals and preservatives and stabilizers to allow the orocessed food to wait a year or more to be sold.

Feeding a raw meaty bone or whole prey, species appropriate diet is the best way to keep your carnivorous companion at its optimal health!

Raw meaty bones and whole prey are what mother nature intended carnivores to thrive upon! And thrive they did for thousands of years! Kibble and processed pet foods have only been on the market for about the last 100 years for dogs, less than that for cats, and only since the 70's for ferrets!

These processed pet foods rely upon the lazy uninitiated people and employ misleading advertising as well as fear mongering to sell their products.

AAFCO guidelines are a pisspoor safeguard. Only requiring a limit of 15% of the animal's body weight loss, only has to keep the animal alive for 6 months And is an organization run by the food manufacturers themselves! Top that off with not every food actually undergoes a food trial and can be approved just because it uses similar ingredients or has similar crude percentages as another approved food!

Kibble is literally high priced crap in a bag. But a raw diet of whole raw meaty bones sourced from human grade foods is perfectly safe, much more nutrient dense and will offer optimal health. Go a step further and offer a species specific diet of whole prey animals and your carnivorous companion will literally glow with superb health! No cooking needed, no veggies needed, no supplements needed. Just fresh nosolution added, no broth enhanced, no smoke flavoring added whole raw meaty bones, yes bones of the edible variety! Perfectly safe to be devoured by the ccarnivore you chose as your companion!

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