Purina Announces Voluntary Recall of 10-ounce Tubs of Wet Dog Food
Purina has issued a voluntary recall of wet dog food products affecting all varieties of Beneful Prepared Meals and Beneful Chopped Blends wet food in 10-ounce tubs; and for five varieties of Pro Plan Savory Meals in 10-ounce tubs.
Purina’s internal quality testing showed that the food might not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals. The recalled products have a production code range with the first four digits of 5363 through 6054. They have a “Best Before” date of June 2017 through August 2017. The affected items were produced in only one Purina facility on one production line in St. Joseph, Missouri, and were sold in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
No other Purina products or sizes are included in the recall.
Purina recommends that anyone who purchased the affected dog food should dispose of it and call the company at 1-800-877-7919 for a refund.
If you have already fed the recalled product to your dog, Purina made the following statement: “We’re conducting this voluntary recall as a precaution for those dogs who may have eaten the affected product as their only meal for more than several weeks. Anytime you have questions about your pet’s health, contact your veterinarian.”
Purina released the following statement when they announced the recall:
We’re pet owners and pet lovers too. For that reason, when we discovered through our own internal quality tests that some of our 10-oz tubs of wet dog food may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals, we took action and issued a voluntary recall at retail. This includes select wet dog food 10-oz tubs for Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals. We have asked our retailers to remove these affected products from their shelves. Although most of the recalled product contains all of the vitamins and minerals your dog needs, we still recommend that you discard any of the affected product you may have, and we’ll issue you a refund. Please call us at 1-800-877-7919 (US & Puerto Rico) or 1-800-345-5678 (Canada).
According to the company they will be working to get these products back to normal status and on retail shelves as soon as possible.