They have a history of getting caught fibbing about what's in the bag.
About 10 years ago they crowed in ads about the quality of their ingredients, and then they got caught with melamine-contaminated rice from China in the big recall. Another Pet Food Ingredient Is Contaminated by Chemical
Then more recently, they advertised no by-products in their food and got caught having sold food containing by-products -- for years! https://www.petfoodindustry.com/arti...fter-two-years
As issues came out of low-quality things that were in the bag that weren't on the label, they always seem to need to blame dishonest suppliers, but the bottom line to me as a consumer seems to be poor control over their supply chain, and an unwillingness to take responsibility for their sourcing, testing, and quality control.
Basically, they've appeared to be either lying or negligent in their representations to customers...more than once! Either way, I'm not interested in buying it.
OP, do you have an independent pet food store in your town (not Petco/Petsmart -- a mom-and-pop little store). If so, they'll likely sell Fromm Gold Large Breed Puppy. This is a multi-generation family that's produced pet food since the early 1900s. They own their own plant, take ingredient sourcing very seriously (and post where each ingredient comes from on their website), and they've never had a major recall. They're private, so they're not aiming to impress Wall Street with numbers next quarter -- they run a business based on long-term customer relationships. When you call them, a nice person in their office will take your call and help you get answers to ANYTHING you want to know about their food -- I literally got a call back from the #2 guy in the company when the lady on the phone didn't know the answer to my question once. They only sell through independent stores and Petflow.com -- no chain stores.