Category Archives: Pet Food Recalls

Pet Food Recall Not Quite Yet

Pet Food Recall,
Not Yet—But Be Careful

Keith Somers, Editor
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WTW5 –  Cincinnati, February 25, 2015

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Nestle Purina Petcare Company, alleging that some Purina Beneful dog foods include substances capable of killing dogs.  There has been no pet food recall as of today.

The suit claims more than 3,000 people have reported that their dogs became seriously ill and/or died after eating Purina Beneful, and some pet owners have incurred extensive veterinary bills to have their dogs tested and treated for illnesses.

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The lawsuit was filed by Frank Lucido on Feb. 5 in Contra Costa County, California. It alleges that the following dry “kibble” dog foods are sickening and killing dogs:

  • Purina Beneful Healthy Weight
  • Purina Beneful Original
  • Purina Beneful Incredibites
  • Purina Beneful Healthy Growth for Puppies
  • Purina Beneful Healthy Smile
  • Purina Beneful Healthy Fiesta
  • Purina Beneful Healthy Radiance
  • Purina Beneful Playful Life

The suit claims the pet foods contain substances that are toxic to animals, including propylene glycol, an antifreeze component and known animal toxin that is poisonous to cats and dogs.

According to the lawsuit, Nestle knew or should have known that the Food and Drug Administration has prohibited propylene glycol from being used in cat foods.

The suit also claims the food contains mycotoxins, a group of toxins that are produced by fungus that occurs in grains. Mycotoxins are a significant health risk to dogs, the suit says. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that dangerous levels of mycotoxins have been found during testing conducted on Purina Beneful Original.

Pet Food Recall,
Here’s the Skinny

The consumer complaints show “consistent symptoms, including stomach and related internal bleeding, liver malfunction or failure, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, seizures, bloating, and kidney failure,” the lawsuit claims.

In many cases, pet owners claimed their dogs showed symptoms prior to these diagnoses, including lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss, seizures and bloating.

The class action lawsuit invites pet owners who have fed their dogs and cats Beneful brands between 2011 and 2015 to join. It asks for a jury to hear the case and award $5 million in damages.   Still no pet food recall!

Bill Salzman, director of corporate communications for Nestle Purina PetCare, has issued a statement denying the allegations in the lawsuit.

“We believe the lawsuit is baseless, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves and our brand. Beneful had two previous class action suits filed in recent years with similar baseless allegations, and both were dismissed by the courts.

“Like other pet foods, Beneful is occasionally the subject of social media-driven misinformation. Online postings often contain false, unsupported and misleading allegations that cause undue concern and confusion for our Beneful customers.

“Bottom line: Consumers can continue to feed Beneful with total confidence.”

USA Today, March 2, 2015  –  2nd Class Action Suit Filed Today

The new filing is asking that Purina pay Lucido and other members of the class action lawsuit unspecified actual, statutory and punitive damages and restitution.

We inform—you resolve!

NBC News, February 24, 2015

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lawsuit-claims-purinas-beneful-poisoning-killing-dogs-n312176

ABC News. February 25, 2015

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/national/lawsuit-purina-beneful-dog-food-may-be-killing-dogs

USA Today, March 2, 2015/2nd Class Action Suit

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/25/lawsuit-claims-purina-dog-food-killing-dogs/23991779/

 

pet food recallHere is how you can help.

1.   Push the agencies that can do something about this potential pet food recall.   Get involved by contacting the following organizations:

2.   At a minimum, inform your friends and fellow pet owners to be very careful of what they feed by carefully checking the ingredients list on the package.

3.   Finally, take a look at a company that has never had a pet food recall in 16 years, since the inception of the company, for any reason—and it’s shipped fresh to your door in less than 6 weeks from the Life’s Abundance facility in Florida.

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 the Healthy PetNet Foundation, and
a Member of the Healthy Pet Challenge Team

Pet Food Recalls, 2015

Pet Food Recalls
Up-To-Date & DANGEROUS

Keith Somers,  Editor
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Pet food recalls are actions taken to remove a product from the market and may be seen as three types:

  1.   A voluntary withdrawal of a product done by the company;
  2.   Request made by the Food and Drug Administration; or
  3.   By an FDA order under statutory authority.pet food recall

Pet Food Recalls
Last 8 Months

Here is a list of the known pet food recalls for the last 8 months including January 2015. There are links for each one so that you can check out the details.

Pet Food Recalls
Why Chance It?

If you want to learn about great pet food, we’re glad you found us. Life’s Abundance is holistically balanced and provides the nutritional harmony that’s important to help your dog or cat achieve and maintain optimal health.

  • Natural pet food recipe that cats & dogs really crave
  • High-quality ingredients provide nutritious meals
  • “Fast-cook” at low temperature bumps up nutrition
  • Strict inventory controls ensure quality and safety
  • Fresher than other brands, only 4-to-6 weeks old
  • Holistically balanced for your pet’s optimal health
  • Feed less & provide better nourishment
  • Developed to improve health and longevity

This is why Life’s Abundance Pet Food
HAS NEVER BEEN RECALLED
since the founding of the company
in 1999, sixteen years ago.

 

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 Keith Somers
is a registered Executive Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products
and a Team Member of the Healthy PetNet Foundation

Pet Food Recalls, 2014 Actions

Pet Food Recalls
From FDA, 2014

by Keith Somers,
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Pet food recalls are actions taken to remove a product from the market and may be seen as three types:

  1.    A voluntary withdrawal of a product done by the company;
  2.    A request made by the Food and Drug Administration; or
  3.    By an FDA order under statutory authority.

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Pet Food Recalls
So Far This Year

Here is a list of the known pet food recalls so far in 2014.   There are links for each one so that you can check out the details.

  •    October 7, 2014 — PetSmart announced that Loving Pets Corp is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Simply Nourish Biscotti.  The  Beef and Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats have been recalled due to the potential of mold growth.
  •    September 26, 2014 – Bravo of Manchester, CT has announced it  is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats.   The pet food recalls have been made because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • September 25, 2014 – Kong Aussie Sticks dog treats have been quietly recalled by the product manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific of Walnut, California.  There is possible contamination with mold.
  • August 31, 2014 – Mars Petcare US has announced it is expanding last week’s voluntary recall of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food.  The decision was made due to the possible presence of a foreign material.
  • August 26, 2014 – Mars Petcare US has announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food due to the possible presence of a foreign material.
  • June 2, 2014 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, KS has announced it is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed dry dog food.  They have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • May 14, 2014 — Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Pet Food.   The food has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, California has issued a voluntary recall.  This is for its Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • February 5, 2014 – Pro-Pet LLC of St. Marys, Ohio has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of dry dog and cat foods.  The recall is because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Life’s Abundance Pet Food
Has Never Been Recalled—WHY?

If you want to learn about great pet food, we’re glad you found us. Life’s Abundance is holistically balanced and provides the nutritional harmony that’s important to help your dog or cat achieve and maintain optimal health.

  • Natural pet food recipe that cats & dogs really crave
  • High-quality ingredients provide nutritious meals
  • “Fast-cook” at low temperature bumps up nutrition
  • Strict inventory controls ensure quality and safety
  • Fresher than other brands, only 4-to-6 weeks old
  • Holistically balanced for your pet’s optimal health
  • Feed less & provide better nourishment
  • Developed to improve health and longevity

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 Keith Somers
is a registered Executive Independent Field Representative
of Life’s Abundance products
and the Healthy PetNet Foundation