Bravo Dog Food Recall July 2015


July 23, 2015 — Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, Connecticut, is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella.

Bravo LogoThe recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella contamination.

Bravo has received no reports of illness to date in either humans or animals associated with these products.

What’s Being Recalled?

The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.

Bravo Recall July 2015 Lot Numbers

The following items did not test positive for Salmonella. However, they are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution.

That’s because these items were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive.

Bravo Recall July 2015 Lot Numbers 2

These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, Internet retailers and directly to consumers in the U.S.

All products had tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.

No additional products are affected by this recall.

About Salmonella

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.

What to Do?

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 — for example, a securely covered trash receptacle.

To get a refund, customers are advised to return to the store where they bought the product.

They should then submit the Bravo Recall Claim Form available on the Bravo website for a full refund or store credit.

See the Bravo Product Claim Form on the company website for details. More information on the Bravo recall can also be found at

Or call 866-922-9222, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm ET.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • aimee

    Because the intended consumers of the food are pets and acrylamides etc haven’t caused toxicity in people from handling the food I do no see their presence in the food as a public health concern. They can be a health concern for the animal consuming the food but not for the person scooping out the food.

  • Storm’s Mom

    According to the results of the tests, there was possibly 1 positive test involving a jerky treat (and perhaps none at all) ..and yet there have been a ton of jerky treats recalls lately involving what they tested for. Doesn’t give me a whole lot of confidence in the tests results in the study, generally, if they were that wrong about jerky treats.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Don’t you think all the toxins el doctor mentioned are an issue of public health and perhaps more dangerous in the long term?

  • aimee

    I’m not following you.

  • aimee

    It appears right now that the FDA is focusing on issues of public health.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Have you seen the recent recalls for treats containing salmonella? el doctor is right, the possibility is in any commercial food and the FDA is targeting raw specifically.

  • el doctor

    Hi aimee

    Thanks for the info!

  • Storm’s Mom

    With that logic, we wouldn’t be seeing many, if any, jerky treat recalls..and yet…

  • aimee

    The FDA initially did test multiple forms and types of pet food for Salmonella and Listeria. Of the 1056 samples tested 196 were from raw foods 15/196 or 7.6% raw diets were positive for Salmonella and 32/196 or 16.3 % tested positive for Listeria.

    Of the remaining 860 samples of dry, semi moist, jerky treats and exotic pet foods 1 sample or .1% were positive. That sample was a dry cat food.

    The FDA is now targeting raw foods as that is where the highest frequency of bacterial contamination was found.

  • el doctor

    Hi mahoraner niall

    Raw foods are being targeted by the FDA. So while it’s true that raw foods are testing positive for salmonella, I believe if the FDA tested ALL commercial pet foods equally, the results would show toxins in dry and canned foods also.

  • mahoraner niall

    this is why i will never feed raw , in the last year id say 90% of the dog food recalls were for raw foods, at the most i would do wet,

  • Crazy4dogs

    Yes, you have. 🙂

  • Crazy4dogs

    I’ve been right there with you! 😉

  • Storm’s Mom

    LOL! I’m sure Storm the herder would absolutely adore more in his pack to herd around here.. particular of the 4 legged variety… but… 😉

  • Storm’s Mom

    lol @ “disagreement”… with me, at least, it’s been more than one..

  • Crazy4dogs

    We won’t tell! 😉

  • Crazy4dogs

    What’s a couple of extra people and a LOT of dogs? LOL! 😀

  • Storm’s Mom

    That’s my cover blown! 😉

  • Storm’s Mom

    LOL, um no to the moving in with me haha Much as I love you all….. 😉

  • Dori

    Yep! That’s exactly what it was. Thanks for the clarification. It is Storm’s Mom that is Canadian. We may have to move in with her in order to know where our food is being sourced. So much for transparency in our government.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Yes, I am. You might have mixed us up as we both had a discussion disagreement with aimee. 😉

  • Crazy4dogs

    I think Storm’s Mom is Canadian.

  • Dori

    Wait, why did I always think you were Canadian? I’m wrong I guess. Okay, so you’re stuck with the rest of us soon to not know where our food comes from.

  • Crazy4dogs

    I wasn’t aware of that. Maybe we should become Canadian, eh?

  • Dori

    C4D. I just posted this on my FB earlier today. Sorry I couldn’t figure out how to post it here so I’ll just type it out.

    The House of Representatives just voted 300 – 131 to remove “country-of-origin labeling” on chicken, port and beef sold in the U.S.

    Hopefully this never happens in our country. Canada, correct?

  • Crazy4dogs

    I realize this isn’t true of processed foods and I don’t know if this is regional, but the grocery stores in my area all of the fresh produce lists it’s country of origin on the stickers and on the signs. At least that’s some help.

  • Dori

    Unfortunately the government, in it’s infinite wisdom, has decided that we don’t need to know where anything comes from. Disgusting. They continue to say they are all going for a clear and transparent government (time out here for a huge laugh) yet they are the complete opposite and continue in that vein.

  • Mark D. Madron

    NONE of the pet food companies, ESPECIALLY the high end dog/cat food companies, after what happened with all the recalls of products containing materials from China, use ANYTHING from China! It would be stupid to do so.

  • John

    all these recalls after the government approved China to process and export Chicken to the USA. coincidence? I think not. I think everyone should find out where their brands sourced ingredients. I don’t trust anything from China. they have no standards, morals or quality concerns.

  • Toot

    My spouse worked for a company who manufactured refiners for PET foods. The regulations for quality control were MORE stringent than the regulations for the refiners they built for HUMAN foods. Go figure!!

  • Tina Toburen

    No report of salmonella in the product, no reports of illness, no potential harm to pets… seems like an OVER abundance of caution to me. I do like Bravo, so it’s nice that they are giving owners the option to return the product if they’re uncomfortable with the potential risk.

  • Esoterical

    If you really think about it, this is a bunch of propaganda most likely initiated by processed pet food companies. None of the food actually tested positive – there was a presence. All of these raw foods go through higher quality testing than any of the processed foods that have been recalled over and over again for real contamination of salmonella. The Honest Kitchen had to recall recently as well. I wouldn’t be overly concerned.

    With the education of consumers and their wanting better health for their pets, and the lean toward wholesome and nutritious food, the processed food companies are in a tizzy because their garbage ingredients are being exposed big time.

    Our pets naturally have an amount of salmonella and a resistance to it, while it’s the humans that are in danger. Don’t be fooled by all that you hear and read. Read between the lines.

  • Kathy Niskala

    This company was in trouble,not that long ago,with Stella’s and Vital Essentials, several weeks ago,which one will be next?? Making me really doubt commercial raw companies,should just start going back to making our own by following Pitcairn’s book or other reputable nutritionalist’s diets..