Purina has recalled its “ProPlan” dog food packaged in 10 oz. tub for lack of sufficient level of vitamins. From the website of Purina (a division of Nestlé):
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. wet dog food tubs may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals, we took action and voluntarily recalled the product at retail.
This includes select wet dog food 10-oz. tubs under the Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals brands. See a full list of included products by “Best Before” date and production code ranges here.
Although most of the recalled product contains all of the vitamins and minerals your dog needs, we recommend that you discard any of the affected product you may have, and we’ll issue you a refund.
We’re here to ensure you have the best possible consumer experience, so call us at 1-800-877-7919 with any questions you may have or to request a refund. We know your pet is important to you, and they’re important to us, too.
Please note that if you discard any of the food, as recommended by Purina, or return it to the company, you will not be able to have it tested if your pet should fall ill. It is highly unlikely that the company would find its product defective, and to this 4-legged’s knowledge it has never happened.
It should also be noted that on the website ConsumerAffairs.org, Purina rates 1 1/2 stars out of a possible 4 based on 195 ratings out of 1,151 reviews. Many ingredients in the vast majority of commercial pet “food” are unhealthy and even toxic. I am preparing a variety of columns on this subject. In the meantime, please feel free to peemail me (email@example.com) for a few home-cooked recipes and a list of books written by veterinarians on this subject.