Bravo Pet Food Recal

Sign up for up dates with Pet Food Recall if you are not making your pet’s food yourself. The newest is one I would not worry about – Bravo found some Listeria and possibly a few dogs with diarrhea.

“1) These products are being recalled because they many have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Product: 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, 52-110
Best Used By Date: 10/10/15 or earlier

Product: 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: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16″

they are recalling some other products because they were made in the same plant. I really would not worry too much.

this underlines the reason to make your own food from locally raised meats and vegetables.

2 thoughts on “Bravo Pet Food Recal

  1. I think worry is exactly what consumers should be. Bravo’s recall list profiles more than one type of formulation were found to be positive (as opposed to one lot simply made in the same plant) and included entirely different products made in different countries, on different days.

    The test results were not presented by Bravo, though a reasonable test and hold protocol should have returned the same results. Rather, the FDA was presented with results from an independent lab involved in a “review”.

    1. the reason I said not to worry much is that I find most holistically cared for, therefor more healthy dogs, would not become more than slightly ill from any bacteria. Teaching a class years ago, the president of a dog club stood and challenged me on raw feeding, saying an entire litter died and a university said they died from salmonella in the food. As I was gathering my thoughts, she added that she had fed raw for 20 years and never had a problem. Did she never get meat that had bacteria in it (unlikely) or was there some genetic or other problem with this litter to cause the problem. she continued with raw feeding.

      I totally respect the many companies who have recalled their foods – canned, raw, kibble – over the last 10 years. We are hearing much more of this. Maybe there is increased testing. Maybe our climate change is causing more bacteria, or our handling, or the weakening of meat animals. While I do not know the cause, I certainly post recalls and would pull that food from a shelf and not sell it. However, I do not worry much for holistic clients who have fed it. Worry is not good for the dog nor the owner!

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