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alexg 05-06-2014 08:52 PM

Purina Sues Blue Buffalo For False Advertising And Disparagement
 
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/purina...A2JmMQR2dGlkAw--

jocoyn 05-06-2014 08:59 PM

And a copy of the complaint. I guess when Blue went against the big boys....I never would buy it because they don't disclose who/where it is made.

Pet Food Honesty | The Complaint

kr16 05-06-2014 09:10 PM

I hope they take Blue down.

Baillif 05-06-2014 09:29 PM

Well, this is interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on this one.

eddie1976E 05-06-2014 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kr16 (Post 5482122)
I hope they take Blue down.

Why? Surely BB is a better company (better food) than the big names out there...or am I missing something?

Now, if it is proven that they put biproducts and claim they don't, that is a different story.

Freddy 05-06-2014 10:01 PM

My dogs did not do well on Blue Buffalo. If I remember correctly, the owner says he created the company after his dog was harmed or killed by another food. It seemed like a good story and they had good marketing.

kr16 05-06-2014 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddie1976E (Post 5482266)
Why? Surely BB is a better company (better food) than the big names out there...or am I missing something?

Now, if it is proven that they put biproducts and claim they don't, that is a different story.

I have a personal issue with BB. My last girl died from liver failure when they had the recall on a Vit D. I am pretty sure it was the food. I guess I can never prove it.

A lot of reading I have done on this forum BB has been sketchy to people when they call and try to get info.

Carriesue 05-06-2014 10:06 PM

Yet another reason I feed raw...

Pax8 05-06-2014 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddie1976E (Post 5482266)
Why? Surely BB is a better company (better food) than the big names out there...or am I missing something?

Now, if it is proven that they put biproducts and claim they don't, that is a different story.

I think I personally get a bit annoyed with the company in general because the reps tend to be in everyone's faces. I can understand being a salesman and having to approach people about the product, but the sales reps in my area have a tendency to be downright nasty, blaming our customers for their dog's health problems if the dog isn't on Blue, trash talking other companies loudly in the middle of the store, and pursuing customers throughout the store when they're not interested in switching foods. I've talked to my manager about it and she in turn, has tried to talk to the company, but apparently they don't care as long as the reps are selling.

Their food is probably better than a lot of the grocery store foods, but it seems like the company's ethics and professionalism have slipped. Not to say Purina is being any more professional flinging this case out onto the internet like it has. :p

GSDAlphaMom 05-06-2014 11:20 PM

It's no secret I detest BB. Shady shady company at best. I hope Purina bankrupts them.


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