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March 10, 2021 — Bravo Packing, Inc., a food manufacturer from New Jersey, voluntarily recalled all recipes of Ground and Performance Dog, which are frozen raw pet foods, due to a risk of exposing pets to Salmonella and Listeria bacteria. Salmonella and Listeria can both pose potentially serious threats to the health of animals and humans.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection in both dogs and humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and lethargy. Although many healthy people and pets recover within a few days without treatment, you should contact your veterinarian/doctor if you think your dog or a household member has salmonellosis.
Listeria is rarely known to have harsh effects on pets, but can cause serious illness in humans. Infected pets can be asymptomatic and still carry this bacteria, unintentionally infecting people around them without getting sick themselves. Women, newborns, older adults and people with compromised immune systems have a higher risk of getting listeriosis, a serious illness caused by Listeria. Symptoms of a Listeria infection include headache, fever, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions and miscarriage. If you suspect that your furry friend or anyone in your household may be at risk for the illness, it’s important that you contact your doctor/veterinarian straight away and go to the closest emergency room.
The products under recall were discovered to have these harmful bacterias after random samples were pulled and tested during an FDA inspection.
Ground Beef and Performance Dog are distributed in Brooklyn, New York, and sold both online and in retailers nationwide.
Although Healthy Spot does not carry Ground Beef or Performance Dog, we recommend that you throw the food away if you have purchased any of the affected products. To discard, secure the contaminated food in a container and throw it away where no other animals can get to it.
If you purchased any of these products and need to dispose of them, it is also important that all areas that have come into contact with contaminated products are thoroughly sanitized, including the freezer or fridge where the food was stored.
If you have questions about a raw food diet and would like more information on healthy options, stop by your local Healthy Spot to speak with one of our team members for suggestions. Click here to find your nearest Healthy Spot today!