Do You Feed Your Pets Blue Buffalo? You Might Want to Reconsider…
In 2016, pet owners watched as Purina and Blue Buffalo, two pet food manufactures, slapped each other with lawsuits. Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising, claiming the contents of their food was not accurately reflected on their packaging – that they did not disclose the presence of poultry by-product on their label. Blue Buffalo responded with a counter suit, saying that Purina was engaging in a smear campaign and defaming the brand.
Well, now the truth is out. Here’s a news story covering the controversy when the cases were filed two years ago:
According to Nestlé Purina PetCare, Blue Buffalo admitted that “’substantial’ and ‘material’ portion of Blue Buffalo pet food sold to consumers contained poultry by-product meal, despite pervasive advertising claims to the contrary.”
The claims that the pet food was free from poultry by-product meal, corn, or grain often came at a higher cost to consumers who were led to believe they were making an informed choice regarding what their animals were consuming.
“Only when faced with undeniable evidence from the lawsuit has Blue Buffalo admitted the truth to the court: a ‘substantial’ and ‘material’ portion of Blue Buffalo pet food sold over the past several years contained poultry by-product meal. It is unclear to us if or when this practice stopped, or whether any Blue Buffalo pet food containing by-product meal is still on store shelves,” said Keith Schopp, a spokesperson for Nestlé Purina Petcare.
As news spreads about Blue Buffalo’s misleading claims and false advertising, a number of class action lawsuits have sprung up around the nation. Poisonedpets.com recently compiled a list of the current lawsuits. Click on the case for more information.
After all that you would think Blue Buffalo learned their lesson. Turns out, they did adjust their recipe, however, it still does not hold up to their claims of “Superior Nutrition.” Instead more and more pet owners who are still feeding Blue Buffalo to their beloved pets are finding they’re getting sick more often.
Either blue buffalo is denying it, or they did not know one of the ingredients from their suppliers was contaminated. Either way, these pets have all gone through hell.
Blue Buffalo pet food has been fighting pet food recalls and class action lawsuits for over 9 consecutive years. Despite multi-million dollar settlements they are making Billions of Dollars. Their legal team continues to deny claims and they get away with selling pet food that is tainted, toxic and adulterated.
It is hard to understand why pet owners continue buying their food; in fact, Blue Buffalo’s Pet Food sales topped 1 Billion Dollars in 2016.
If you would like to learn more on what a veterinarian suggests you feed your furry family members, please see our other article HERE.
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