RECALL ALERT: Bravo Blends Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats


For the second time since July, some lots of Bravo Blends Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats chubs are being voluntarily recalled because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

According to a press release today from Bravo Pet Foods, which is based in Manchester, Conn., the products were recalled after routine testing by the Colorado State Dept. of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella can affect animals as well as people who handle the contaminated food. The symptoms for both people and animals include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. If you or your pet experiences these symptoms after handling or eating the recalled products, see a doctor or veterinarian. Bravo Pet Foods has not yet received any reports of illness in either people or animals.

The pet food was sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers throughout the United States.

The following product is being recalled due to the possibility of Salmonella:
Bravo Blends Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats – Chub

  • Item Number: 21-102
  • Size: 2 lb. (32 oz.) chubs
  • Best used by date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546211028

The following three products did not test positive for Salmonella, but are also being recalled “out of an abundance of caution” because they were manufactured in the same facility and on the same day as the products that tested positive:

Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats – Chubs

  • Product Number: 21-401
  • Size: 5 lb. (90 oz.) chub
  • Best used by date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546211059

Bravo Blend Turkey Diet for Dogs & Cats – Patties

  • Product Number: 31-508
  • Size: 5 lb. bag of 8 oz. patties
  • Best used by date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546315085

Bravo Balance Turkey Diet for Dogs – Patties

  • Product Number: 31-401
  • Size: 3 lb. bag of 4 oz. patties
  • Best used by date: 11-13-16
  • UPC: 829546314019

If you purchased any of these products, do not feed it to your pet. Dispose of it safely, such as in a securely covered trash can, or return it to the place of purchase. Submit the Product Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo Pet Foods website for a full refund or store credit.

This is the fifth voluntary Bravo Pet Foods recall since 2013. The company primarily sells frozen and freeze-dried raw food for dogs and cats.

  • In July, more than 100 cases of Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats were recalled because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella.
  • In September 2014, several frozen Bravo chicken and turkey pet food products were recalled due to Salmonella contamination concerns.
  • In May 2014, the company recalled several products that were possibly contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that is generally harmless to pets but can cause sometimes fatal infections in people.
  • In March 2013, Bravo recalled some of its Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats due to Salmonella concerns.

For more information about this latest recall, go to the Bravo Pet Foods website or call the company toll-free at 866-922-9222 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!