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RECALL ALERT: Variety of Purina Beneful and Pro Plan Dog Foods Recalled

Purina has announced a voluntary recall of certain packages of their Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals brands due to the packaged foods potentially not containing the recommended levels of added vitamins and minerals.

The following products, UPC codes, and best-by dates are included in the recall:

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Pet parents can find the best-by dates and production codes on the bottom of the 10oz. tubs, shown below:

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Purina made the following announcement on their website:

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1. What products are included in this voluntary recall?

The voluntary recall only 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.

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

No other Purina products or sizes are included.

2. Why did you recall this product?

We discovered through our own internal quality tests that some 10-oz. wet dog food tubs may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals, so we took action and issued a voluntary recall of the product at retail.

3. How do I know if my product is included in this voluntary recall?

Dog owners should check both the “Best Before” date and production code on the bottom of each 10-oz. tub and contact Purina at 1-800-877-7919 for a refund if they have an affected tub or may have purchased the affected product(s) (see list here).

4. What should I do if I have the recalled product?

If you have any of the affected product on-hand, please discontinue feeding the food to your dog and discard it. If you have a 10-oz tub that is not listed as part of the recall, you can and should continue feeding it to your dog. We’ll be happy to give you a refund.

5. What if I fed the recalled product to my dog?

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.

6. Are any other Purina products are affected?

No other Purina products or sizes are affected.

7. Where were the recalled products produced?

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.

8. When can I buy these products again?

We’re working to get these products back on store shelves as soon as we possibly can.

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. tina

    Mar 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    You still owe me a dog and vet bills and a broken heart

    • Monique

      Mar 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      My dog went blind while being feed Purina dog food

  2. Deb

    Mar 13, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Bastards won’t admit that this food has killed many pets. It’s nothing but pure garbage ingredients that they use. Took them how many years to acknowledge something is wrong. I hate anything that says Purina

  3. Marny

    Mar 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I’ve used Purina products since 1997. My memory is not what it once was, but I can’t recall, but I believe that this is the first time Purina has had a recall and they did so on their own, not because the sick dogs of the public demanded it. Naturally, I would not purchase items recalled, but I will hang with Purina/Pro Plan, with caution, eyes and ears open.

  4. My furry pets

    Mar 12, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Hey don’t buy purina products if you don’t like them. At least they got ahead of this on their ow. And hey our fav frozen pizzas got recalled for having pieces of glass in them! It’s not just dog food.

    • Deb

      Mar 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      How many deaths for them to act?

  5. My furry pets

    Mar 12, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Hey, cmon there was just a recall in our fav frozen pizzas for having pieces of glass in them. It’s not just dog food. Don’t pick on purina. At least they called it on their own!

  6. Elizabeth

    Mar 12, 2016 at 1:30 am

    How about the little Can’s of that brand

  7. Seth Tyrssen

    Mar 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I learned some time ago, trust NOTHING from Purina or any of its subsidiaries. Lots of poisonous Chinese junk included in the ingredients. And the same goes for a lot of companies that pretend to be “made in USA,” but use tainted ingredients from China. Why do those SOB’s have “most favored nation” trade status, anyway? They’re poisoning our food, our pet’s food, and our whole economy. Can’t find ANYTHING that isn’t stamped “Made In China” these days, including sandpaper and toilet paper. America is DOWN THE TUBES. Feed you pet NATURAL stuff that you grow, raise, or hunt yourself, if at all possible.

    • Saul T

      Mar 12, 2016 at 7:42 am

      Write your US House Rep or Senator as to why China has maintained their trade status. As for labels,you can go your entire life not buying anything with “made in china” on it. Just shop someplace other than WalMart and be willing to pony up an extra buck here and there.

      Getting back on topic…Are you certain the cause of this recall is defective ingredients from China? From the verbiage of the recall, I take it that ingredients were missing from a batch

    • Alice

      Mar 14, 2016 at 1:39 am

      Love pro plan and purina

  8. Lee LeTeff

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Shame on you, Purina

    • Robb & Ann French

      Mar 11, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      They do a LOT better than some of the dogfood manufacturing outfits….. like make their food from imported Chinese components and then not list them on the labels. Besides, Purina is doing this on their own & NOT after a bunch of dogs/cats have died.

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