We can not verify or deny that Purina pet meals are at present experiencing an issue, solely Purina or the FDA has the information and/or authority to try this.
We will report that quite a few pet proprietor complaints of sick and dying pets have been publicly shared over current weeks. TruthaboutPetFood.com has heard from one pet proprietor that had a number of sick pets linked to Purina pet meals (who can be having the meals examined), and our native pet retailer shared as we speak (1/4/24) that they’ve additionally heard from quite a few pet house owners reporting sick pets linked to Purina pet meals.
Right now (1/4/24) we despatched the FDA this message:
I’d guess the FDA/CVM is conscious, however social media is exploding with reviews of sick and useless pets linked to Purina pet meals. One web site is reporting they’ve acquired “82 canine, and 14 cats” reviews of sick pets with “10” deaths.
Are you able to present me with what number of antagonistic occasion reviews FDA/CVM has acquired on any Purina pet meals since 12/1/23?
Are you able to inform me if FDA/CVM is at present or planning to research these points?
Added after unique posting: FDA responded to my questions offering the next info…
“FDA is conscious of reviews of pet diseases and is within the technique of evaluating these reviews.
We encourage pet house owners or their veterinarians to submit reviews of sickness or different antagonistic occasions related to pet meals on to FDA by following the directions on this web page: How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.“
All pet sickness and loss of life reviews have to be reported to FDA.
In case your pet is sick or died you imagine is linked to ANY pet meals, a report ought to be submitted to FDA and/or your state feed official. For extra info on who and how you can report the incident, Click Here.
Sadly, Purina doesn’t have one of the best report at cooperating with FDA investigations (which might make an FDA investigation way more troublesome). Again in 2012 there have been quite a few shopper complaints concerning Purina Beneful pet meals. In a FDA disclosure post, the company said “Throughout 2012, CVM acquired roughly three shopper complaints per 30 days related to Nestle Purina Beneful dry pet food. In January 2013, CVM acquired a surge of shopper complaints that occurred after a media report implicated Beneful dry pet food as a doubtlessly dangerous pet food product.”
Linked to those shopper complaints the FDA investigated three Purina plants, nonetheless Purina was lower than cooperative with the company investigation. The FDA investigation of an Arizona Purina plant, Purina allowed FDA to “view data, however not receive copies of data until accredited by the agency’s authorized counsel.”
Throughout the identical inspection, Purina informed FDA they carry out “routine contamination evaluation” of substances, “however wouldn’t describe this evaluation because the methodology is classed on the agency as proprietary info.”
As nicely, “Per a refusal from Nestle Purina, the manufacturing facility was unable to offer the precise content material or weights of particular person substances that went into the implicated tons…”
Throughout one other FDA inspection of Purina Pet Meals right now, the FDA reported:
“The agency was in direct and fixed contact with the Purina company Regulatory Affairs workplace in St. Louis, MO throughout this inspection.”
To Purina: Client reviews are indicating there may be some problem with a few of your meals. We encourage Purina to be absolutely clear with any FDA investigation and never repeat the dearth of transparency problems with the previous.
Useful resource for involved pet house owners: The Fb group Saving One Pet @ A Time is documenting all complaints they obtain. It is a members solely group, however any involved pet proprietor can be part of and comply with the reviews posted.
Wishing you and your pet(s) one of the best,
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