A New Jersey packing company has recalled frozen, raw dog food because it may be contaminated with listeria and salmonella.
Bravo Packing has recalled all Ground Beef and Performance frozen dog food sold in plastic sleeves.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Bravo works with a distributor in New York that fills orders for retail stores and sells to consumers nationwide.
The recall was initiated “after samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef were collected during an FDA inspection, tested positive for salmonella and listeria monocytogenes,” according to announcement with the FDA.
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The FDA said, “salmonella can cause illness in animals eating the products, as well as people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products, infected animals or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, server headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.”
Symptoms of salmonella infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Symptoms in animals include being lethargic, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.
Performance and Ground Beef both are sold frozen in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves.
For more information, call Bravo Packing at 856-299-1044, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST weekdays.
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