Bravo Chicken Blend pet food recalled due to possible Salmonella

Bravo Pet Foods, based in Manchester, Conn., is voluntarily recalling its Bravo Chicken Blend diet food for dogs and cats with a best used by date of Nov. 13, 2016, due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella, according to a Dec. 10 company press release.

The product specifics of its recalled Bravo Chicken Blend diet food for dogs and cats are as follows:

  • Item number: 21-102.

  • Size: 2-pound (32 ounce) chub.

  • Best used by date: Nov. 13, 2016.

  • UPC: 829546211028.

Between Nov. 21, 2014 and Jan. 15, 2015, 201 cases of the product were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the United States.

Bravo initiated the recall after routine testing of a two-pound chub of Bravo Chicken diet for dogs and cats by the Colorado State Department of Agriculture, collected at a single retailer, revealed the presence of Salmonella.

Salmonella can harm animals that digest contaminated products and there is also a risk to humans who handle the tainted products, "especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” according to Bravo’s press release.

Pets infected with Salmonella 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 a pet has consumed Bravo’s recalled product and has these symptoms, contact a veterinarian.

Other recalls

Although they tested negative for Salmonella, Bravo is also recalling the three following products, all with best used by dates of Nov. 13, 2016, that were produced in the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive:

  • 250 cases of Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs and cats (5 lb. chubs, item number 21-105).

  • 8 cases of Bravo Blend Turkey diet for dogs and cats (5 lb. bags of 8 oz. patties, item number 31-508).

  • 60 cases of Bravo Balance Turkey diet for dogs (3 lb. bags of 4 oz. patties, item number 31-401).

These three products were also sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the U.S., but tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.

According to Bravo’s press release, the company has received “no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products.”

Bravo states that its recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets, and pet owners who have the affected product at home should dispose of it in a safe manner, such as in a securely covered trash receptacle.

To submit a claim, pet owners should return to the store where they bought the product, states the press release.

Pet owners can get a full refund or store credit at the store from which they purchased the product by returning to the store and submitting the Bravo Recall Claim Form, available at

For more information on the recall, visit or call 866-922-9222, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.