Bravo!, a Connecticut-based pet food and treat manufacturer, is recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews due to possible Salmonella contamination, the FDA announced on Friday.
The products affected by this recall include only Bravo! 50 ct bulk Oven roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection in both humans and animals include abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy and fever. More severe symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, muscle pain, eye pain, arthritis and arterial infection. Human infection acquired from animal food products is typically the result of not washing the hands appropriately after handling the food (i.e., after feeding the pet). In addition, the infection can be spread to other humans and animals through contact with the infected individual.
The recall is the result of routine sampling program by the Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria.
To date, no pet or human illnesses have been reported in connection with this lot code.
Pet owners who have purchased the affected pig ears lot are instructed to contact Bravo! directly at (866) 922-4652 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM or visit www.bravorawdiet.com for information on how to get a full refund.
If you have already opened the package, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle and contact Bravo!
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