A raw dog food company is voluntarily recalling some of its frozen meat products due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Bravo Packing, Inc. issued the recall for its Performance Dog products after a sample collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested positive for Salmonella. FDA officials collected the sample while inspecting the company’s facility.
Performance Dog comes in 2-pound and 5-pound frozen plastic sleeves. The recalled product has the manufacture date code: 071418.
But here’s the tricky part …
The manufacture date codes are printed on boxes that hold the plastic sleeves (and not on the individual plastic sleeves themselves). So, if you feed this food and have already tossed the cardboard box, there is no way to identify whether your food falls under this recall.
According to the FDA, if you purchased Performance Dog frozen raw pet food products since July 14, 2018 — and cannot figure out whether it’s affected by the recall — stop feeding it and throw it out.
Salmonella is a bacterial disease that can affect animals who eat contaminated foods and humans who either eat or handle contaminated foods. Pets with Salmonella infections may experience the following symptoms: Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, lethargy, and decreased appetite. If your pooch has consumed the recalled food and experiences these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
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If you or your dog develop the symptoms listed above, check with your veterinarian/healthcare provider immediately.
Additionally, consumers who have any questions about this recall can contact Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044 (Monday thru Friday, 6 AM to 2 PM, Saturday 4 AM to 9 AM ET) or through the company’s website.