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Raw and frozen dog foods recalled over salmonella and listeria

Two raw but frozen pet foods are being recalled because they may contain salmonella and listeria monocytogenes. Bravo Packing, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of all Ground Beef and Performance Dog foods. The recalled products were sold in 2 pound and 5 pound packages.

Salmonella can sicken pets as well as humans by consumption or by coming in contact with it. And Listeria monocytogenes are especially dangerous for children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. While some symptoms of listeria might be nothing more than a fever or upset stomach for healthy individuals, it can be much more serious for others. Miscarriages, stillbirths, and “sometimes fatal infections” can all be the result of listeria contamination leading to listeriosis. 

Bravo Packing issued the voluntary recall after samples of the aforementioned products tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes during a routine FDA inspection. The foods were packed locally in the tri-state area, and the distributor is located in Brooklyn, New York. However, they shipped these products to retailers nationwide, so it’s possible they’re sold in your favorite local retailer.

If you purchased the recalled products, they should be discarded. You can contact Bravo Packing, Inc. by phone at 1-856-299-1044. They’re open M-F from 9am - 2pm. So far, no human or pet illnesses have been reported.

To read the full FDA release on this recall, click here: