The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets any Performance Dog frozen raw pet food after a sample collected during an inspection of manufacturer Bravo Packing, Inc., tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono).
The product that entered the marketplace is Performance Dog raw pet food, lot code 072219, sold to customers frozen in two-pound pouches. However, the FDA is cautioning about all Performance Dog frozen raw pet food produced on or after July 22, 2019, because the products do not have lot codes printed on retail packaging. If you have any Performance Dog product that you purchased after July 22, 2019, you are encouraged to stop feeding it to your pets and throw it away in a secure container where other animals—including wildlife—cannot access it.
This is the second time Bravo Packing, Inc. product has tested positive for pathogen contamination. In September 2018, the company recalled all Performance Dog frozen raw pet food due to Salmonella contamination. Also, during a 2016 inspection, the FDA collected samples of horse meat chunk animal food that tested positive for pentobarbital and phenytoin.