Bravo Packing Inc. has recalled all of its Performance Dog frozen raw pet food products because of potential Salmonella contamination.
Bravo initiated the recall after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found Salmonella in a sample of Performance Dog. Officials collected the sample during an inspection of the company’s manufacturing facility. Pet foods that are contaminated with Salmonella pose a risk to pet owners and others in their households. People can cross contaminate their hands, kitchen counters, utensils, pet bowls and other surfaces.
The recalled frozen dog food is packaged in 2- and 5-pound plastic sleeves. The unlabeled sleeves are packed in cardboard boxes labeled with the manufacture date code of 071418. Tefco distributed the implicated dog food to retail stores and directly to consumers.
Dogs infected with Salmonella may develop lethargy, abdominal pain, reduced appetite, fever, vomiting and diarrhea, which may or may not be bloody. Infected animals can shed Salmonella into the environment even when not exhibiting symptoms of an active infection, putting handlers and household members at risk of infection.
No human or animal illnesses have been reported to date in relation to this recall.