Dog Food Recall: Bravo Raw Food for Dogs and Cats

Bravo announces a voluntary product recall after Listeria bacteria was discovered in one sample.

By | Posted: May 15, 2014, 9 a.m. PST

Bravo BeefManchester, Conn., pet food maker Bravo today announced a limited product recall after Listeria bacteria was discovered in one sample.

The bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, poses a greater threat to people than pets. A small number of dogs exhibited nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with the recalled food, Bravo stated, but no related human illnesses, which may include fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea, were reported.

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Listeria infections are most common in newborns, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Bravo is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement,” the company reports.

The voluntary recall involves raw food formulated for dogs or cats, sold nationwide.

If you have purchased the affected food, you can complete a claim form available at www.bravorawdiet.com/ConsumerClaimForm05-2014.pdf and return it to the place of purchase for a refund or store credit.

Most of the recalled food was made in New Zealand, where Bravo has since discontinued manufacturing operations. All of the company’s raw food is now produced in Manchester.

The recalled products include:


Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats
  • 2-, 5- and 10-pound tubes
  • Product numbers: 52-102, 52-105, 52-110
  • Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier
Bravo! Balance Premium Turkey Formula
  • 3-pound box with 12-count 4-ounce burgers
  • Product number: 31-401
  • Best used by: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16
Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats
  • 2-, 5- and 10-pound tubes
  • Product numbers: 42-102, 42-105, 42-110
  • Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier
bravo turkeyRaw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Basic for Dogs and Cats
  • 2-pound tubes
  • Product number: 42-202
  • Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier
Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef & Beef Heart for Dogs and Cats
  • 5-pound tube
  • Product number: 53-130
  • Best used by: 10/10/15 or earlier
Raw Food Diet Bravo! 100% Pure & Natural Premium Grass-Fed Buffalo for Dogs and Cats
  • 2-pound tube
  • Product number: 72-222
  • Best used by: 1/07/16
Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula
  • 2- and 5-pound tubes
  • Product number: 31-402, 31-405
  • Best used by: 1/07/16 and 2/11/16
Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats
  • 5-pound tube
  • Product number: 42-105
  • Best used by: 2/11/16

More information on the recall is available at www.bravopetfoods.com or by calling 866-922-9222.

If you determine your food is part of the recalled lot, take precaution when handling and disposing of the food. Use these precautions:

  • Wear gloves
  • Throw the food into a secure, closed container where other animals can’t get to it.
  • Sanitize any area the food may have touched with mild bleach solution, especially refrigerators.
  • Monitor yourself and your pets for symptoms for 70 days. It can take this long for symptoms to appear.
  • If you or your pet have any of these symptoms, go to the doctor or take your pet to the vet immediately for treatment.

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belinda - 48278   salinas, CA

5/16/2014 8:56:37 PM

Thank for the info. Sad and scary, hope all are good.

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John   Fitchburg, Massachusetts

5/16/2014 6:51:22 PM

Raw pet food (just so much hype!)

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Teresa   Chicago, Illinois

5/16/2014 4:16:41 PM

A special prayer for all those who became ill and or died from the use of this product. God Bless!

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