Bravo Recalls Pig Ears Dog Chews for Salmonella


Dog Food Recall WarningOn May 31, 2011, Bravo LLC of Vernon, CT announced a voluntary recall of their Bravo Pig Ears Dog Chews due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Complete details regarding this recall are available within the actual News Release dated May 31, 2011.

Or by visiting the FDA News Release dated June 3, 2011.

Dog food recalls involving Salmonella contamination are potentially serious matters… for both humans and pets. People who handle dry food can easily become infected with the bacteria.

According to the FDA…

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

So, take precautions… and be sure to tell everyone you know.

Contact Bravo at 866-922-9222 for more information.

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

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  • Ron

    They do offer some good articles and sound advice at times, but
    I am not sure what scale they use to rate the foods.

  • Hi Doreen… I’m not sure how another reviewer (like WDJ) rates dog foods. However, for more info about our reports, please see our FAQ page and look for the topic, “How We Rate Dog Food”. And also, you may wish to read my article, “The Problem with Dog Food Reviews“. Hope this helps.

  • Doreen

    How does the “whole dog journal” ratings of dog foods for 2011 compare to the rating system you use? I am just wondering if it is worjth subscribing to their journal since we have your reports on dog foods. I am not sure how they base their assumptions.