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Bravo Pet Food

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Bravo Pet Food recalls

A meat business started in 1942 branched into pet food, and Bravo was born. Later, the company expanded into raw and natural ingredients for pet food, based on products the company already made.

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Today, Bravo boasts natural ingredients and antibiotic-free poultry ingredients. Some of the brand’s products are said to have no more than 5 ingredients.

In 2014, Bravo pet foods underwent a major branding redesign, which included a fresh logo and updated packaging. The new logo introduced a snappy “Make good happen” tagline, designed to “communicate the brand’s feel-good mission,” according to Pet Business magazine.

Bravo Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Bravo Boneless, Bravo Basics, Bravo Blends, Bravo Balance, Bravo Homestyle Complete, Bravo Boneless Bites, Bravo Bag-O-Chews, Bravo Crazy Curly Chew, Bravo Healthy Bites, Bravo Healthy Medleys, Bravo 100% Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil,  Bravo Super Omega-3 18/12 Fish Oil
Cost: $$$
Where to buy: Latest deals on Bravo pet food
Company: Bravo, LLC
Headquarters: 349 Wetherell St., Manchester, CT 06040
Contact info: 866-922-9222, emailwebsite

Has Bravo Ever Been Recalled?

Yes, in recent years, Bravo brand pet foods have been recalled on a number of occasions — at least 8 recalls in all, according to research from Petful.

Most recently, in December 2015 and a few months earlier in July 2015, Bravo recalled certain packages of its chicken-based foods for dogs and cats because of the potential for salmonella contamination. Some Bravo products were also recalled in September 2014 and May 2014 over concerns about salmonella and listeria.

Beyond those, there are a few more Bravo pet food recalls going all the way back to September 2007. We list the full details of every single Bravo recall below.

List of Bravo Pet Food Recalls

December 2015

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

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  • 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, 2015 (archived here). What was recalled: The following products only:

  • Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs and 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, 2014 (archived here). What 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

In addition to the voluntary recall of the above products, Bravo issued a voluntary withdrawal of the following poultry products from the marketplace:

  • 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, 2014 (archived here). What 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, 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, 2013 (archived here). What 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, 2013 (archived here). What 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, 2011 (archived here) and FDA Enforcement Report dated Aug. 17, 2011 (archived here). What was recalled: Bravo Bonus Bites Pig Ears, 50 lb. bulk box only, Product Code #75-121, Lot #12-06-10.

September 2007

Cause: Potential for salmonella or listeria. Announcement: Company news release dated Sept. 18, 2007 (archived here). 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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