Bravo recalls select pet foods because of possible salmonella risk

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A brand of dog food sold nationwide is issuing a recall after concerns about possible Salmonella.

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, Ct. announced on Thursday is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats.

The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella spp. Poly A contamination.

All products tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers, according to the company.

No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products.

Salmonella can cause serious illness or fatal infection 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, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Always use proper caution when handling raw foods.

Theses products are being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.

Theses products are being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.

These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the United States.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of this product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle).

To submit a claim, pet owners should return to the store where they bought the product.

To get a refund at the store where you bought the product: Customers should return to the store where they purchased the product and submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo websitehttp://www.bravopetfoods.com/consumerrecall.html for a full refund or store credit. See Bravo Product Claim Form for details.

More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at http://www.bravopetfoods.com, or call toll free (866) 922-9222 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.