The US Food and Drug Administration is now issuing a warning for pet owners to avoid Performance Dog frozen raw pet food which was produced on or after the 22 of July 2019, following a sample that tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
A statement revealed that the two samples of raw pet food – one from Performance Dog, the other from a beef variety – were taken by the FDA just a routine inspection of the Bravo Packing Inc. manufacturing facility which is located in Carneys Point, New Jersey.
The beef variety of pet food tested positive for Salmonella, while the Performance Dog tested positive for both Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
The FDA is warning against buying any of the Performance Dog raw pet food produced after July 22, stating that it “represents a serious threat to human and animal health.”
This isn’t the first time this has happened, as the Bravo Packing Inc. prompted a recall back in September 2018 following a positive contamination test.
This year, dog food has really been under scrutiny by the FDA – not so much concerning bacteria but rather heart disease. According to a statement, the FDA has investigated more than 500 cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs who eat certain foods.
For those who may not be familiar, DCM is a condition that affects a dog’s heart and causes the muscles to enlarge. Dogs experiencing dilated cardiomyopathy are easily tired, cough, and have trouble breathing.