UPDATE 7/26: A fifth company, Nature’s Variety, is voluntarily recalling products due to potential contamination.
After a routine test by the FDA detected Salmonella in Nature’s Variety’s Instinct Raw Chicken Formula dog food, the company is voluntarily recalling three lots of its raw chicken products.
The products affected are:
– UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
– UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
– UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best By 04/27/16
No illnesses have been reported due to the contamination. More information is available at the Nature’s Variety website.
Bravo Pet Foods, based in Manchester, CT, is the latest pet food company to recall some of its products due to possible contamination.
A routine test by the New York State Department of Agriculture detected the presence of Salmonella in the company’s Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats – chub, item # 21-102, use by date 12-05-16, UPC 829546211028.
Bravo Pet Foods is also recalling three other types of food, though these items did not test positive for Salmonella.
– Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for Dogs – patties, item # 21-401, use by date 12-05-16, UPC 829546214012
– Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for Dogs – Chub, item # 21-402, use by date 12-05-16, UPC 829546214029
– Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats – patties, item # 21-508, use by date 12-05-16, UPC 829546215088
Prior to hitting store shelves, all Bravo Pet Foods’ products are tested by a third party. Those tests did not detect any contamination.
Thankfully, there have been no reports of illnesses due to this possible contamination.
Alarmingly, this is not the only dog food recall this month. There have been a total of four. Here are the three others:
The popular brand Stella and Chewy’s, which makes freeze dried raw food, recalled their Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs (Lot #111-15) due to Listeria. The company also recalled items from additional lots out of an abundance of caution. More information is available at their website.
The Natural Dog Company also recalled some products due to Salmonella. They contamination involved a lot of their Tremenda Sticks Pet Chews. These items were sold in a 12oz bag with UPC number: 851265004957. More information is here.
Two lots of the brand’s beef tripe treats tested positive for Listeria. The items affected are:
– Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best by date 20160210
– Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets, UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015
Additional information on this recall is available here.
We’ll keep you pupdated if any further recalls occur – but we hope this is the last of them!