NorthStar Pet: Caveat Emptor - Beneful Dog Food Ongoing

The class action lawsuit against Nestle and Purina for harmful ingredients in Beneful dog food has expanded and includes plaintiffs from Ohio.

The products named in the complaint include 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 and Purina Beneful Playful Life. 

No doubt you're starting to see Nestle/Purina's attempt at the warm and fuzzy with the "we make Beneful and feed our dogs Beneful" commercials.

And, according to Reuters, "The suit also alleges Purina has been contacting injured consumers soon after they post on social media about their dogs getting sick or the dangers of Beneful. Plaintiffs claim that Purina offers some consumers a settlement that requires them to sign an agreement prohibiting any conversations about the settlement or their experiences with Purina.

Despite Purina's aggressive defense of its product, the company is paying pet owners' claims and demanding secrecy. 'Why?' is a question Purina should answer," said Jeff Cereghino, one of the attorneys involved in the class action."

Per the Reuters story, "Symptoms of those affected include stomach and related internal bleeding, liver malfunction or failure, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, seizures, bloating and kidney failure, sometimes resulting in death."

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