Purina Recalling Beneful and Pro Plan for Lack of Vitamins, Wet Dog Foods Affected

Purina is recalling all varieties of their Beneful Meals and Beneful Blends Wet Dog Foods and five varieties of their Pro Plan Savory Meals Wet Dog Foods a lack of vitamins. Purina says they discovered through “our own internal quality tests” that some of their wet dog foods may not contain the “recommended level of added vitamins and minerals.”

Purina claims that although “most” of the recalled dog food contains “all of the vitamins and minerals your dog needs,” they recommend you throw whatever you have left in the garbage and they will give you your money back.

In an oblique explanation for the recall Purina states that they are recalling the product for those dogs who “may have eaten the affected product as their only meal for more than several weeks.” And should you be worried that your dog did not get the required vitamins and minerals he needed, that they suggest recommend “anytime you have questions about your pet’s health, contact your veterinarian.”

The includes the following brands with both a “Best Before” date range of June 2017 to August 2017 and production code range starting with the first four digits of 5363 to 6054. See a full list of products here.

  • Beneful Prepared Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)
  • Beneful Chopped Blends Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (all varieties)
  • Pro Plan Savory Meals Wet Dog Food 10-oz. Tubs (limited to five varieties)

The affected items were produced in a Purina facility in St. Joseph, Missouri, and were sold across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

For a detailed Q&A on the recall visit Purina’s recall notice here.

Purina noted to call them at 1-800-877-7919 with any questions you may have or to request a refund.

Note: Canadian consumers should visit purina.ca/voluntaryrecall for information about the Canadian products included in the recall.Posted to Purina’s website on March 9, 2016

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