Bravo Pet foods recently initiated a nationwide recall of certain lots of pet food because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeriosis is a serious infection which can be fatal in some cases when food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes is ingested. The disease most commonly affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. Healthy cats and dogs are not likely to become sick. But, in cases where they do, the symptoms are similar to that of humans and include nausea, fever and diarrhea. If you are concerned that your pet may have Listeria, immediately contact your veterinarian.
“The recall was issued out of an abundance of caution and the company sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this pet food recall.”
To date there have been a limited number of illnesses reported involving dogs, but no human illnesses have been reported.
A complete list of recalled pet products can be viewed on the FDA Website. Pet owners are advised to safety discard any product they may have in their home that is affected by the recall. It can also be returned to the store of purchase for a refund or credit by submitting a Product Recall Claim Form that can be found at www.bravopetfoods.com. Alternatively the company can be called at (866) 922-9222.