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Pet Food

Big Heart Pet Brand's Nature's Recipe Puppy Food

Big Heart Pet Brands, Inc. advertises its Nature’s Recipe dog and cat food as being “all natural.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that the pet food contains a number of synthetic substances, including sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), synthetic vitamins and minerals, citric acid, and lactic acid.

Package of Champion's Orijen Six Fish Dog Food

If you love your pet as a member of your family, the last thing you want is to feed it something that’s harmful for it. The complaint for this class action alleges that Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. has allowed heavy metals and toxins in its dog food.

Orijen Logo

Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. makes the Orijen and Acana brands of pet food, which it claims are “biologically ‘appropriate’ pet food—as close to what animals would eat in nature as possible” which it makes “using fresh, natural ingredients.” Yet the complaint for this class action claims that the pet foods are contaminated by various toxic substances, including arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, and BPA. The counts include such things as fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of warranty.

Wellness Ocean Dog Food

This class action contends that two of the company’s products—Wellness® CORE® Adult Dry Ocean Whitefish, Herring Meal and Salmon Meal and Wellness® Complete Health Adult Dry Whitefish and Sweet Potato—are contaminated with lead and arsenic. Although the EPA has set limits on arsenic in bottled water at 10 ppb, and the FDA on lead in bottled water at 5 ppb, the complaint claims that independent testing has shown that these Wellness products contain well over 1,000 ppb of arsenic and around 220 ppb of lead.

Blue Buffalo Dog Food

Blue Buffalo markets its dog foods as being “healthy” and “holistic,” but the complaint for this class action says the products at issue in this case have been shown to contain high levels of lead that can have serious health effects on dogs.