Bravo! Pet Food

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Bravo! began after a meat business was started in 1942. The expansion into raw and natural ingredients for pet food based on the products the company already made was added later. The company boasts natural ingredients and antibiotic-free poultry ingredients. Some of the products are said to have no more than 5 ingredients.

Bravo! recently underwent a branding redesign, which includes a new logo and updated packaging.

Bravo! Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Bravo! Balance Blends, Bravo! Original Blends, Bravo! Basic Blends, Bravo! Boneless Blends, Bravo! Specialty Formulas, Bravo! Canine Cafe canned dinners, Bravo! Feline Cafe canned dinners, Bravo! Crunchy Delights treats, Bravo! Bag-O-Chews Trachea treats
Cost: $$$$
Where to buy: Latest deals on Bravo! treats — Amazon.com (affiliate link)
Company: Bravo, LLC
Headquarters: 1084 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
Contact info: 866-922-9222, emailwebsite

Has Bravo! Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In July 2015 and December 2015, Bravo recalled a few of its chicken-based foods for dogs and cats because of the potential for salmonella contamination. Products were recalled twice in 2014 over concerns about salmonella and listeria. Our research also turned up a recall for that reason in fall 2007. In addition, some pig ears made by Bravo! were pulled from shelves in summer 2011 — can you guess the reason? That’s right, salmonella concerns again.

List of Bravo! Recalls

December 2015

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: Company news release dated Dec. 10, 2015 (PDF). What was recalled: The following Bravo foods for dogs and cats:

  • 2 lb. chub of Chicken Blend diet, Item #21-102, “Best by” Nov. 13, 2016
  • 5 lb. chub of Chicken Blend diet, Item #21-105, “Best by” Nov. 13, 2016
  • 5 lb. bag of 8 oz. patties of Turkey Blend diet, Item #31-508, “Best by” Nov. 13, 2016
  • 3 lb. bag of 4 oz. patties of Balance Turkey diet, Item #31-401, “Best by” Nov. 13, 2016

July 2015

D_BN_Chicken_Product Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: Company press release dated July 23, 2015What was recalled: The following products only:

  • Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats, 2 lb. chub, Item #21-102, Best by Dec. 5, 2016
  • Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs , 2 lb. chub, Item #21-402, Best by Dec. 5, 2016
  • Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs, 3 lb. bag of patties, Item #21-401, Best by Dec. 5, 2016
  • Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs, 5 lb. bag of patties, Item #21-508, Best by Dec. 5, 2016

September 2014

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated Sept. 26, 2014What was recalled: Select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods:

  • Bravo Turkey Blend, Product #31-102, 2 lb. tubes, Best by Nov. 5, 2015
  • Bravo Blends All Natural Chicken Blend, #21-102, 2 lb. tubes, Best by Aug. 11, 2016
  • Bravo Balance Premium Turkey, #31-405, 5 lb. tubes, Best by Nov. 5, 2015
  • Bravo Blends All Natural Chicken Blend #21-105, 5 lb. tubes, Best by Aug. 11, 2016

Withdrawn: All sizes (2 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb.) of Bravo Chicken Blends, Bravo Turkey Blends, Bravo Balance Chicken Balance and Bravo Balance Premium Turkey Formula frozen raw diet products with “Best by” dates between June 20, 2016 and Sept. 18, 2016.

May 2014

Cause: Potential for listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated May 14, 2014What was recalled: Limited number of certain raw dog and cat foods, as follows:

  • 2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb. tubes of Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand), Product #52-102, #52-105 and #52-110, Best by Oct. 10, 2015 or earlier
  • 2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb. tubes of Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand), Product #42-102, #42-105 and #42-110, Best by Oct. 10, 2015 or earlier
  • 2 lb. tubes of Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Basic for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand), Product #42-202, Best by Oct. 10, 2015 or earlier
  • 5 lb. tubes of Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef and Beef Heart for Dogs and Cats (Made in New Zealand), Product #53-130, Best by Oct. 10, 2015 or earlier
  • 2 lb. chubs of Raw Food Diet Bravo! 100% Pure and Natural Premium Grass-Fed Buffalo for Dogs and Cats (Manufactured by: Bravo!, Manchester, CT), Product #72-222, Best by Jan. 7, 2016
  • 2 lb. and 5 lb. chubs of Bravo! Turkey Balance Formula (Manufactured by: Bravo!, Manchester, CT), Product #31-402 and #31-405, Best by Jan. 7, 2016 and or Feb. 11, 2016
  • 5 lb. chubs of Raw Food Diet Bravo! Lamb Blend for Dogs and Cats (Manufactured by: Bravo!, Manchester, CT), Product #42-105, Best by Feb. 11, 2016

April 2013

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated April 3, 2013What was recalled: The following sizes and varieties of frozen foods for dogs and cats:

  • 5 lb. Bravo! Chicken Balance frozen raw diet chubs (tubes), Best by March 6, 2015 or March 12, 2015
  • 2 lb. Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet chubs (tubes), Best by March 21, 2015
  • 5 lb. Bravo! Beef Blend Burgers bags, Best by March 21, 2015 or March 22, 2015

March 2013

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated March 13, 2013What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs (tubes) of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for dogs and cats, with the following codes only: Product Code #21-102, Batch Code #6 14 12.

June 2011

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated June 3, 2011What was recalled: Bravo! 50-count bulk Oven Roasted Pig Ears, Product Code #75-121, Lot #12-06-10.

September 2007

Cause: Potential for salmonella or listeria. Announcement: Pet Food Industry (Sept. 20, 2007). What was recalled: The following frozen raw foods for cats and dogs:

  • 2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb. tubes of Bravo! Original Formula Chicken Blend — Batch Code #236
  • 2 lb., 5 lb. and 10 lb. tubes of Bravo! Original Formula Turkey Blend — Batch Code #236
  • 2 lb. tubes of Bravo! Basic Formula Finely Ground Chicken — Batch Code #226

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