FDA Recalls Performance Dog Food For Salmonella; The real problem is that there is still horse meat in it
New Jersey, NY-based pet food company Bravo Packing, Inc. has recalled its Performance Dog and Ground Beef frozen raw pet food products found to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Animal rights organization Animal view (formerly known as Compassion Over Killing) announced to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December that a sample of the Performance Dog Diet it tested was positive for Salmonella. This was confirmed in a subsequent FDA investigation along with listeria contamination, and the FDA has since announced a recall.
The recall is similar to another in 2018, when all of the company’s Performance Dog frozen raw feed products were recalled due to salmonella contamination. This recall resulted in an inspection of the facility in 2019, and in March 2020 Bravo received a warning letter from the FDA detailing the violations at the facility. In addition, the horse meat product for exotic animals was contaminated with the active ingredients pentobarbital and phenytoin in 2016.
Complaints about cruelty to animals
While most Americans are unaware that horses continue to be slaughtered for pet food, Bravo – which is not affiliated with Bravo Pet Foods – slaughters both cows and horses and includes both cow and horse meat in its product lines. Animal Outlook says Bravo has also been the subject of complaints about animal cruelty. In 2018, a consumer complained to the FDA that Bravo’s products contained meat “from dead, dying, and disabled animals,” and a whistleblower described the horses Bravo slaughtered as “emaciated,” “hungry,” and “too.” weak to stand “.
“This recall is the latest in a long history of issues uncovered at Bravo Packing,” said Will Lowrey, Animal Outlook legal advisor. “Bravo Packing has benefited for years from the bodies of horses and cows that were slaughtered in filthy, filthy conditions and then sold to the unsuspecting public. We appreciate the FDA’s swift action and hope this recall signals the beginning of the end for Bravo Packing. “