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(NEWSER) – A class-action lawsuit claims that the popular Beneful brand of dog food from Nestle Purina is killing dogs, reports the Top Class Actions blog. Plaintiff Frank Lucido alleges that one of his three dogs died and two others became seriously ill because of the dry "kibble" food, which the lawsuit blames on unsafe levels of propylene glycol and mycotoxins; the Daily Beast explains the latter are essentially a "toxic byproduct of mold." The former is an FDA-approved additive that also happens to be a chemical used in antifreeze, though it's a stand-in for the more toxic ethylene glycol. WLWT reports propylene glycol is barred from cat food per the FDA, but a vet tells KTUL it hasn't been proven as dangerous for dogs. One of Lucido's attorneys says the suit has become a class-action one because of similar complaints that have been piling up over the years.
originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
a reply to: chiefsmom
My dogs all lived to ripe old ages on Beneful and before that the cheapest the supermarket had to offer. I would like to see real statistics based on how many dogs actually eat these brands and how many have problems ... something scientific like
Anyhow, just got a lovely rescued pit, bought him fancy (expensive) dog food and it gave him the runs. Tried another good brand and same thing. Guess what, Beneful cured it. So. I hate to purchase from wicked corporations but I'm back to square one.
I agree with the person earlier who said that businesses don't last such a long time if they kill off their customers. they do cut corners with quality, which I find immoral, but that's land of the free market.
Beneful® dog foods are produced in company-owned facilities in the United States in cities such as Flagstaff, Ariz., Fairburn, Ga., and Davenport, Iowa. We have on-site quality assurance laboratories and staff in each of our U.S. manufacturing facilities to monitor our comprehensive food safety program and ensure product quality and safety. Link