Steve’s Real Food and Bravo! recalled for Salmonella bacteria

CONTACT: Margaret Hart, Communications Coordinator 651.201.6131, Margaret.Hart@state.mn.us

Minnestoa Department of Agriculture issues consumer advisory for two brands of raw pet food

Samples tested positive for Salmonella bacteria

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid feeding or handling two separate brands of poultry-based raw pet food after the MDA laboratory found Salmonella bacteria in routine sample tests. The brand varieties include:

Bravo! Raw Food Diet 2 lb. Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats manufactured by Bravo!, LLC, of Manchester, Connecticut. This is a frozen pet food product with the production code of 06/14/12, which is located on the white tag on the end of the package. This advisory is for the 2 lb. size of Bravo! Chicken Blend with the “best used by date” of 6/12/14 only. No other products, sizes, or production dates are involved. For further information, contact the company at 1-866-922-9222.

Turducken Canine Diet 8oz. Patties, manufactured by Steve’s Real Food, Inc., of Murray, Utah. This is a frozen pet food product with the “Use By” date code of 10/27/13 B209, which is located on the lower front panel of package. For further information, contact the company at 801-540-8481 or gary@stevesrealfood.com.

There are no reports of human or animal illnesses associated with consumption of these products. Consumers are asked to discard any of these products they may have.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

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

Human symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps and fever. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 72 hours after exposure, but can begin up to a week after exposure. Salmonella infections usually resolve in 5-7 days, but approximately 20 percent of cases require hospitalization. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can lead to death, particularly in the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Anyone who has become ill after handling this product should see their health care provider.

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2 Responses to “Steve’s Real Food and Bravo! recalled for Salmonella bacteria”

  1. Holly says:

    We got a puppy (beagle mix) from the pound two days ago….it has been wonderful until this morning. Murphy woke up vomiting all over and since has, as well he is lethargic wont eat or drink. All he wants to do is lie around. He wont play with the kids(which that’s all he did for the first day) I know these symptoms are kind of vague but i wanted to ask here instead of Facebook (where everyone seems to have all the answers) but here, where everyone adores dogs. please let me know!! I thought it may be chocolate poisoning (After-all I have 3 kids one of which is four, and they don’t clean up after themselves) but after reading the literature it didn’t seem to quite fit. I REALLY cant afford to take him to the vet and am also wondering if anyone has an idea if the pound should be responsible for any of this???

    • Part of the responsibility for having a pet is to be able to afford any medical care the pet needs. The pound will probably take the puppy back, but, if they find it has Parvo, may put it down. You need to take the dog to the vet or it will suffer tremendously in the meantime.

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