September 27, 2016

In British Columbia, Raw Dog Food Causes Human Salmonella Outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak in British Columbia has been linked to raw dog food, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. Four people who feed their pets raw dog food have been sickened by the same strain of Salmonella, according to the agency. The BC Centre for Disease Control is working with BC health authorities, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Health Canada to investigate  the outbreak. Raw pet food contains raw animal proteins like meat, bones, organs, and eggs. Raw meats often contain bacteria that can lead to illness in people. Illness can occur by handling the raw product and then not adequately washing hands before eating, drinking or preparing food. Animals can also be carriers of Salmonella, but show no signs of illness. Health officials remind everyone to … [Read more...]

Bravo Dog and Cat Food Recalled for Salmonella

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling some lots of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The pet food recall was issued after the Colorado State Department of Agriculture found Salmonella in a package of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats during routine testing. The recall includes: Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs and cats packaged in 2 lb. (32 oz.) chubs with "sell by" date 11/13/16 and UPC 829546314019. It was sold to distributors, retail stores and directly to customers through internet sales. Products that did not test positive for Salmonella but were manufactured on the same day are also being recalled. They include: Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs and cats sold in 5 lb chubs with the UPC 829546211059; … [Read more...]

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