Performance Dog raw pet food recalled over possible salmonella, listeria

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If you have your dog on a raw food diet, you may want to check what you’re buying for them or what you have in the refrigerator. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Bravo Packing, Inc have recently announced a recall on all Performance Dog raw pet food.

The recall was issued due to a concern that the ground beef and Performance Dog raw pet food manufactured by Bravo Packing, Inc is contaminated with salmonella and listeria after the FDA did a routine check. The ground beef and raw pet food tested positive for both bacterias.

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But this isn’t just an issue for your pets, it’s also an issue for you as well. Coming into contact with food contaminated with the harmful bacterias can cause adverse side effects for humans too.

When consumed by pets, it can lead to lethargy, diarrhea, blood in their stool, fever, and vomiting. The signs of a salmonella infection also include a decreased appetite (something very strange for most dogs) and abdominal pain. If you think your pet has consumed some of this food, taking them to the vet as soon as possible is the best option.

Salmonella and listeria found in Performance Dog raw pet food

For humans, the signs of coming into contact with salmonella and listeria include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. It’s best to wash your hands and all the surrounding surfaces after dealing with any pet food just to be safe.

If you have any of the contaminated dog food in your house, it’s recommended you throw it away and call Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044. Both products come in two and five-pound sleeves and were shipped to brick-and-mortar stores across the country. They also may have been shipped directly to consumers.

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