Nestlé Purina has announced a volunteer recall of several Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods after it was discovered that they may not contain the recommended vitamins and minerals.
The company made the announcement on Thursday, March 10. They issued a statement explaining why they chose to voluntarily recall the products, and what products are included in that recall.
“We’re pet owners and pet lovers, too,” Purina said in a statement. “For that reason, when we discovered through our own internal quality tests that some of our 10-oz. wet dog food tubs may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals, we took action and voluntarily recalled the product at retail.”
“Although most of the recalled product contains all of the vitamins and minerals your dog needs, we recommend that you discard any of the affected product you may have, and we’ll issue you a refund,” the statement added. “We’re here to ensure you have the best possible consumer experience, so call us at 1-800-877-7919 with any questions you may have or to request a refund. We know your pet is important to you, and they’re important to us, too.”
The Purina recall includes the products that are labeled with a “Best Before” date range of June 2017 to August 2017 and production code range starting with the first four digits of 5363 to 6054. The following varieties are included in the recall:
- Beneful Prepared Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)
- Beneful Chopped Blends Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)
- Pro Plan Savory Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (limited to five varieties)
I have a better idea, folks. Do not feed your pets Beneful or ANY PURINA PET FOODS! I have learned from extensive research, news reports, investigative reports from pet food safety advocates such as Truth About Pet Food and the Dog Food Advisor as well as pet parents who have reached out to me that many pets have become sick or died because of this garbage.
Meanwhile, a dog owner named Frank Lucido filed a lawsuit in California federal court in February 2015 alleging that thousands of dogs became ill or died as a result of eating Beneful dry kibble dog food. Two of Lucido’s dogs got seriously ill and a third died after consuming Beneful.
So I am strongly warning pet parents…be afraid, be very afraid!
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