As pet lovers who proudly make and feed our products to our own pets, we are deeply disturbed by the ongoing false and unsubstantiated allegations in the lawsuit filed by class action lawyers attacking Beneful.

Our hearts go out to any pet owner who loses a pet. However, there is absolutely no link between Beneful and pet illness. While Beneful is sometimes the subject of online attacks and social media rumors, neither Purina nor the FDA has found any product issues, and there has never been a Beneful product recall for any reason.


  1. Beneful is a safe and healthy dog food that brings nutrition and happiness to more than 15 million dogs every year.
  2. The class action lawyers’ complaint not only contains false allegations, but is completely absent of any validated product testing, or test results of any kind for their list of injured pets. In fact, they offer absolutely no linkage between Beneful and the alleged pet illnesses.
  3. Please remember that your veterinarian, not a lawyer, is in the best position to understand your pet’s health.
  4. Purina's quality control and safety protocols are the "gold standard" for the industry, meeting or exceeding every FDA, USDA or AAFCO requirement. As part of our comprehensive food safety and ingredient surveillance programs, we test for well over 150 substances — including mycotoxins, lead and arsenic — to ensure the quality and safety of our pet foods.
  5. We love dogs, and the foods we make for your dogs are the same foods we feed our dogs. Our number one commitment is the health and well-being of pets.

By misleading pet owners about the actual causes of dog illnesses, the false allegations made by these class action lawyers may be putting pet health at risk by delaying pet owners from seeking the advice or treatment from their veterinarian for a potentially serious medical issue.

Please remember that your veterinarian, not a lawyer, is in the best position to understand your pet's health. Do not rely on Internet rumors or on the scare tactics of a small group of class action lawyers motivated by their own economic interests.

Bottom line – Beneful is a safe, nutritious, high-quality dog food. We stand behind Beneful.

We encourage you to reach out to us at any time with any questions at 1-888-236-3385. We are available to discuss your concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or, visit to hear the stories of the people who make Beneful every day and get a behind the scenes look into how the Purina Nutrition Research team evaluates the safety and ingredients of Beneful dog food.