Blue Buffalo Admits Its Pet Food May Contain “Meat Byproducts”
The saga over what’s really in your pet’s food continues. Back in July, we announced that we were investigating claims by pet food manufacturer Blue Buffalo that its food is healthier for your pet because it contains “the finest natural ingredients” and “real meat.” Reports at the time indicated that these claims might not be all they were lived up to be.
And now the other shoe dropped. Blue Buffalo just announced that some of their food did actually contain so-called “meat byproducts.” According to its competitor, Purina’s testing showed they included "parts of the animal that remain after meat is removed," including lungs, spleen, liver, and kidneys.
Blue Buffalo is blaming the mixup on a supplier that mislabeled some of the ingredients. But Purina fired back in their own lawsuit that Blue Buffalo “owes consumers an apology for all the false statements, false labels and false advertising” and “a half admission that Blue Buffalo products ‘may’ contain undeclared by-products is simply not acceptable.”
Lost in this corporate pet-food fight are consumers, who don't have accurate information on which to base their buying decisions. So the Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe is investigating a potential class action against Blue Buffalo over these false and misleading claims.
Have you purchased Blue Buffalo pet food? Contact us by filling out the form at right, and we'll be in touch with more information. If consumers don't step up, we may never know what's really in our pets' food.