Friday, June 3, 2011

Nationwide Recall of Bravo! Pig Ears Dog Chews

Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Bravo! Pig Ears Dog Chews
Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Bravo! is voluntarily recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because it has the
potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have
not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any other surfaces exposed to
these products.

Healthy people with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms
including, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely,
Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis,
muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having
contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and
vomiting. Some pets will have only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but
otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the
recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with the product.
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.

Bravo! Pig Ears were distributed to retailers on the East and West Coasts. They were shipped to
distributors and retailers distributed between January 1 and February 28,2011 where they were available
for purchase.

The products affected by this recall include:

Bravo! Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10.

The recall is the result of routine sampling program by the Washington State Department of Agriculture
which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has no product left in
inventory from this batch of pig ears.

Consumers who have purchased any of these pig ears are urged to return the product to the place of
purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall, should visit or call toll free 1.866.922.9222.

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