No animal or human illnesses linked to the products that were identified are reported up to now.
Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, New Jersey, USA, enlarged the previously announced voluntary recall of 2 raw pet food items to now incorporate all pet foods and bones in most package dimensions, as stated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Through an FDA review, samples gathered tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes and caused a recall because of the possible health risks to individuals and pets. Bravo Packing, Inc. has been expanding the recall as a result of possible cross-contamination. No animal or human illnesses linked to the products that were identified are reported up to now. Bravo Packing Inc. usually works with vendors that satisfy retail shops’ orders and to customers directly nationally. Before this season, Bravo Packing remembered all sea Steak and Performance Dog frozen raw pet foods.
Animal advocacy organization investigation
The remember followed an investigation conducted by animal advocacy group Animal Outlook. In December 2020, Animal Outlook advised the FDA that a sample of Performance Dog Diet we analyzed was positive for Salmonella. Amanda Sorvino, horse activist and celebrity, went undercover in Bravo Packing in 2008.
Salmonella and Listeria in pet food
Salmonella can lead to illness in animals eating the goods, in addition to individuals who manage contaminated pet food goods, particularly if they haven’t completely washed their hands after using the goods, infected pets, pets, or even some other surfaces exposed to those products. Individuals infected with Salmonella need to monitor themselves for a few or all the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or bloody diarrhoea, stomach cramping, and fever. Paradoxically, Salmonella can lead to more severe ailments, such as cerebral infections, endocarditis (an infection of the heart ), arthritis, muscular pain, eye discomfort, and urinary tract ailments. Individuals who have these symptoms following contact with the goods identified in this remember or having a pet that has consumed those items should contact their healthcare providers. A pet using a Salmonella infection could be lethargic and have asthma or bloody diarrhoea, fever, and nausea. Some pets may have diminished appetite, fever, and stomach pain. In case your pet has got the recalled goods and contains these signs, please contact your vet. Pets vulnerable to contaminated foods could be infected without showing symptoms. Infected pets, such as those with no symptoms, may also drop Salmonella throughout their urine and spit, dispersing pathogens to the house environment as well as people and other creatures nearby.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that may cause severe and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or older adults, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only temporary indications like high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhoea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers of any of the affected products must handle them with care, discard goods in a safe container, and then wash surfaces and hands correctly. Consumers who have questions should call Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044 (Monday — Friday, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, EST).