Fellow Pet Lovers: Dr. Carol is sharing pet food news and details about the two current Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness Class Action Lawsuits. Neither Dr. Carol nor Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic is affiliated or involved with the lawsuit or has any relationship with the company making Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness Pet Foods.
As of January 12th, 2018, Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness settled one class action lawsuit for the, “Blue Buffalo Company Ltd., a natural pet food company, allegedly misled consumers by including a “True Blue Promise” label indicating the products contain no poultry by-products; no corn, wheat or soy; and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
Blue Buffalo’s “representation of the ingredients and nutritional value in its dog food were deemed to be false, deceptive, misleading and materially incorrect.”
According to several Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness class action lawsuits, investigations indicated that these ingredients were present in products with the “True Blue Promise” label. The plaintiffs claim they paid a premium for products with the companies “True Blue Promise” label because they believed they had higher-quality ingredients than other competing pet food products.
The pet food company noted that it would pursue claims against the supplier but agreed to pay $32 million to settle this Blue Buffalo class action lawsuit and provide compensation to disgruntled customers.
Interesting enough, prior to these 2 Class Action Law Suits, Blue Buffalo had just settled the largest pet food recall in the history of pet food. This involved an 8 Year Pet Food Recall involving many similar FALSE AND MISLEADING CLAIMS THAT SICKENED OVER 100,000 HELPLESS DOGS AND CATS.
Apparently, these recalls and lawsuits do not alter or affect the way the company handles its pet food quality.
Blue Buffalo/Blue Wilderness Dog Food Contaminated with TOXIC LEAD Levels:
Blue Buffalo LTD, is now facing another Class Action Lawsuit that was opened June 26th, 2017, for “failing to disclose the presence of dangerous substances in its pet food products which were filed in California Federal Court”.
The 24-page lawsuit was filed after the plaintiff’s dog, a 4-year old Cocker Spaniel/Poodle mix, suffered from kidney disease and finally kidney failure as a result of ingesting the tainted Blue Buffalo dog food.
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For a complete list of all the Class Actions Law Suits against this company, click this link
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