During the inspections, FDA investigators observed the “grossly insanitary conditions” at the company’s facility.
According to the DOJ, Bravo Packing and its owners and operators agreed to settle the lawsuit. The defendants also agreed to a Consent Decree of Permanent Injunction. The Consent Decree requires the defendants to stop receiving, processing, manufacturing, preparing, packing, holding, and distributing adulterated pet food unless and until the company completes corrective actions.
Additionally, the consent decree grants the FDA the authority to order a recall, shutdown, or other corrective action in the event of future violations by the defendants. It also requires the defendants to pay the cost of inspections.
In a statement, the DOJ’s Civil Division Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton, said, “Animal food manufacturers must ensure that their products are safe. The department will continue to work closely with the FDA to ensure that pet food is manufactured in compliance with the law.”