Bravo Packing Inc.of Carneys Point, N.J., has voluntarily recalled its Performance Dog products, a line of frozen raw pet food, due to possible Salmonella contamination.
No pet or human illnesses have been reported at this time, although salmonella has been the cause of multiple recalls this year.
What Is Recalled?
According to the recall statement, all 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves of Performance Dog frozen dog food issued since July 14, with the manufacture date code 071418, are involved in the recall.
The manufacture date codes are printed on the boxes that contain the plastic sleeves, but not on the individual plastic sleeves. If the cardboard box is missing, it may be impossible to tell of the particular product is affected by the recall.
Where was it sold?
Performance Dog works with the distributor Tefco in Brooklyn, New York, which distributes Performance Dog products to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly, throughout the region.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
- diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- abdominal cramping
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 providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have:
- diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Pets exposed to contaminated food can be infected without showing symptoms.
What should you do?
If your pet has consumed the recalled product since July 14 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.
If you purchased this product since July 14 and cannot determine whether it is affected by the recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that you exercise caution and throw the product away.
Consumers with questions should contact Bravo Packing Inc. at 856-299-1044 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, and from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST, Saturday, or through the company’s website at bravopacking.com.
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