From the Food and Drug Administration website
Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food.
Cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The affected product was distributed nationwide in the US and Canada through pet specialty stores and e-commerce.
The product is packaged in a 2 oz., plastic stand up pouch. Only these specific code dates of this product are involved:
- Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.
- Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.
No other BLUE pet foods or treats are involved in this recall.
The FDA tested product in response to a single consumer complaint and found propylene glycol in one bag of our cat treats in the impacted lot. To date we have had no other reports of incidents related to our cat treats. Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling all product manufactured in the same lot as the subject bag.
Consumers who have purchased the product being recalled may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at: 888-667-1508 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday and the weekend of November 7, 2015 or by email atBlueBuffalo5883@stericycle.com for more information.
About Blue Buffalo
Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, CT, is a pet products company that makes natural foods and treats for pets.
As a retailer of Bravo Pet Foods, today Bravo notified us of additional safety protocols they are implementing for their raw diet products. They indicated that “While Bravo raw diets are manufactured and tested following the strictest FDA food safety guidelines, a recall of a Bravo item for any reason is unacceptable.”
Bravo is now subjecting all of their raw food products to high pressure pasteurization (HPP) in addition to their current safety protocols. HPP is not required by the FDA but “…is extra insurance to protect our products from the presence of common pathogens like salmonella, e-coli and listeria.” Bravo has indicated that HPP will have a slight effect on the texture of their products.
Green Acres Kennel Shop is pleased to see that Bravo Pet Foods continues to invest in the food safety technology to protect every pet owner that chooses to feed their pet a raw diet.
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We have just been notified that BRAVO! (Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT) has issued a nationwide recall on select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella.
We will be reviewing our inventory of these products at Green Acres Kennel Shop and will be contacting customers with a record in our POS systems that have purchased these products.
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella contamination.
The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.
||Best Used by Date
|Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats – Chub
||2 lb (32 oz.) chub
105 cases of this product were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US.
The following products DID NOT test positive for Salmonella, but are also being voluntarily recalled out of an abundance of caution because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive.
||Best Used by Date
|Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs – Patties
||3 lb (48 oz.) bag
|Bravo Balance Chicken Dinner for dogs – Chub
||2 lb (32 oz.) chub
|Bravo Blend Chicken diet for dogs & cats -Patties
||5 lb (80 oz.) bag
These products were sold to distributors, retail stores, internet retailers and directly to consumers in the US
All products tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers.
No additional products are affected by this recall. The company has received no reports to date of illness in either people or animals associated with these products.
Salmonella can cause serious illness or fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Always use proper caution when handling raw foods.