Lawsuit Alleges Purina’s Beneful Dog Food Sickened, Killed Pets

Earlier this month a class-action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court For The Northern District Of California against the Nestle Purina PetCare Company alleging that “thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating its dry dog foods” according to CBSNEWS.

The lawsuit alleges that Purina’s Beneful dry dog foods contain harmful substances including propylene glycol (a substance used in automobile antifreeze) and mycotoxins (toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains).

According to Purina’s website, the propylene glycol is an FDA-approved food additive that is used in human food products.

The lawsuit claims that over 3,000 complaints have been filed against Beneful in the last four years by veterinarians and pet owners which includes complaints filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


United States District Court For The Northern District Of California – Class Action Complaint

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