November 13, 2017
Blue Buffalo is Being Sued for High Levels of Lead in Dog Food

Blue Buffalo is Being Sued for High Levels of Lead in Dog Food

Following their Recall, A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed in California against the Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. The allegations in the law suit are that the dog food manufacturer knowingly makes, markets and sells dog food that was contaminated with significant levels of lead.

The 24 page lawsuit available [HERE] was filed after the plaintiff claimed that his dog, a 4 year old Cocker Spaniel & Poodle mix had experienced kidney disease and ultimately kidney failure, as result of ingesting the Blue Buffalo dog food line of products as his primary source of food!

The class action lawsuit seeks to cover consumers in United States who had purchased any of the following dog food for their pets (not for resale) between July 1st, 2013 and the present:

  • Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs
  • Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs
  • Blue Basics Grain-Free Turkey & Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs

Each of the listed products above are sold by “Blue Buffalo Pet Foods, Inc.” along with the claims that they contain “LifeSource Bits”, described on the packaging and in their marketing efforts as a “precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals” selected by veterinarians and animal nutrition experts.

The lawsuit alleges that the Blue Buffalo has “knowingly” advertised and sold the dog food contaminated with lead without providing proper warning signs to consumers. It also asserts that Blue Buffalo Pet Products’ claims, that the contaminated food contains blends of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals is likely to deceive the public into believing that the dog food blend is healthy and “holistic”.

The cases states that “Nothing could be further from the truth,” “as the contaminated foods’ inclusion of an unsafe amount of lead creates a health hazard for dogs.”

Extended exposure to lead has been linked to chronic lead poisoning, cancers, developmental, nervous system dysfunction and even reproductive disorders!

Blue Buffalo will not comment on the pending litigation, but has confirmed to multiple sources that they DO NOT test their pet food products for lead content.

At this time, the proposed lawsuit is only that – a proposed suit. At this time there is no publicly available evidence to support the lead contamination claims.

Luma-Tech, LLC is in NOT affiliated with Blue Buffalo brand, nor any of their line of  products listed on this post, this article is posted based on public information, for informational purposes only.

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