Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ, has voluntarily recalled all of its Performance Dog products, a frozen raw pet food, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, which can cause illness in animals eating the products and humans that come into contact with infected animals, the products, or surfaces exposed to the products.
To date, no human or animal illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. The voluntary recall was initiated by Bravo Packing after a sample of Performance Dog, collected during an FDA inspection, tested positive for Salmonella. Performance Dog generally works with the distributor Tefco, located in Brooklyn , New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly.
Performance Dog comes frozen in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves. The recalled product has manufacture date code 071418 printed on the boxes that contain the plastic sleeves, but not on the individual plastic sleeves. If the cardboard box has been discarded, there are no unique identification numbers on the individual sleeves that allow customers to determine that they possess the recalled products. Therefore, if you purchased this product since July 14, 2018 and cannot determine whether it is affected by the recall, please exercise caution and throw it away.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pets exposed to contaminated food can be infected without showing symptoms. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Infected animals can also shed Salmonella through their feces and saliva, spreading pathogens into the home environment and to humans and other animals in the household.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (an infection of the heart muscle), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. People who have these symptoms after having contact with this product or an animal that has eaten this product should contact their healthcare provider.
Consumers with questions should contact Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044, Monday – Friday, 6:00AM-2:00PM EST and Saturday 4:00AM-9:00AM EST.
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