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Re: Fw: Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Select Poultry Products for Dogs and Cats


they need to ban all China imports until they get their act together.
That's why I personally boycott their stuff.

On 9/20/07, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I hope all these companies who decided to outsource our lives and/or
> import
> all this stuff from China are beginning to rethink their stupidity.  Or
> maybe not -- I haven't noticed any CEOs reducing their salaries.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 5:27 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Fw: Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Select Poultry
> Products for Dogs and Cats
>
>
> > FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Vernon, CT -- Sept. 18, 2007--- Bravo! announces
> a
> > voluntary recall of select tubes of three of its poultry products for
> cats
> > and
> > dogs.  The pet food is being recalled because two of the products have
> the
> > potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes,
> > while
> > the other product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria
> > monocytogenes.
> > Both Salmonella and Listeria are organisms which can cause serious
> > infections
> > in dogs and cats, and if there is cross contamination, in people,
> > especially
> > small children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune
> > systems. Healthy people with Salmonella infection may only suffer
> > short-term
> > symptoms, such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea,
> abdominal
> > pain, and diarrhea.  Long term complications can include arthritis and
> > other
> > more serious ailments.  Healthy people with Listeria infection may only
> > suffer
> > short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness,
> > nausea,
> > abdominal pain, and diarrhea.  Listeria infection can cause miscarriages
> > and
> > stillbirths among pregnant women.
> >
> > The company has received no reports of illness in either people or
> animals
> > associated with any of the three products.
> >
> > The recalled products are distributed nationwide to distributors, retail
> > stores, internet sales and directly to consumers, and they can be
> > identified
> > by the batch ID code located on the hang tag attached to the bottom of
> the
> > plastic film tubes.  The recalled products should not be sold or fed to
> > pets.
> > Pet owners should return unopened frozen tubes of food to the store
> where
> > purchased for a full refund.  Pet owners should dispose of opened tubes
> of
> > product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle)
> > and
> > return the washed plastic batch ID tag to the store where purchased for
> a
> > full
> > refund.
> >
> > Recalled Pet Food
> >
> > Product:  Bravo Original Formula Chicken Blend frozen raw food
> > Product Numbers: 21-102, 21-105, 21-110
> > Sizes:  2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes
> > Batch ID code (on hang tag):  236
> > Reason for Recall:  Salmonella, Listeria
> >
> > Product:  Bravo Original Formula Turkey Blend frozen raw food
> > Product Numbers: 31-102, 31-105, 31-110
> > Sizes:  2 pound, 5 pound and 10 pound tubes
> > Batch ID code (on hang tag):  236
> > Reason for Recall:  Listeria
> >
> > Product:  Bravo Basic Formula Finely Ground Chicken frozen raw food
> > Product Number:  21-212
> > Size:  2 pound tube
> > Batch ID Code (on hang tag):  226
> > Reason for Recall:  Salmonella, Listeria
> >
> > Other Batch IDs for these same products are not involved in the recall.
> >
> > Bravo! is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and
> sincerely
> > regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this
> announcement.
> > This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA detected the
> > bacteria in
> > samples during a recent review.
> >
> > In an effort to prevent the transmission of Salmonella from pets to
> family
> > members and care givers, the FDA recommends that everyone follow
> > appropriate
> > pet food handling guidelines when feeding their pets.  A list of safe
> pet
> > food
> > handling tips can be found at:
> > http://www.fda.gov/cvm/CVM_Updates/foodbornetips.htm.
> >
> > People may risk Salmonella infection not only by handling these pet
> foods,
> > but
> > also by contact with pets or other surfaces exposed to these foods, so
> it
> > is
> > important that they thoroughly wash their hands with hot water and soap.
> > Anyone who is experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella or Listeria
> > infection
> > after having handled the recalled product should seek medical attention.
> > Consumers may report any complaints to FDA's local District Complaint
> > Coordinator's located on the FDA website:
> > http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/complain.html.
> >
> > Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Salmonella.  Animals ill
> > with
> > Salmonella will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for
> > humans.
> > People who have concerns about whether their pet has Salmonella or not
> > should
> > contact their veterinarian.
> >
> > For more information on the Bravo recall, please visit
> > www.bravorawdiet.com,
> > or call toll free (866) 922-9222
> >
> > #
> >
> > FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page:
> > http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html
> >
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