Beneful is one of the most popular and high selling dry dog food brands in Wal-Mart and they have been that way for over a decade now. Beneful made their way to market back in 2001 and since then the company has quickly established themselves as one of the few reliable and reputable dog food companies around. Over the past several years consumers of dog food have begun to get more and more focused on feeding their animals the best possible foods available and this, shockingly, has caused a bit of noise around the Beneful brand — eventually leading to a class action lawsuit. While the case is still technically pending we can show how misinformation and an ill informed consumer base has gotten it wrong about Beneful.
For starters, Beneful paved the way for the usage of organic and real meat products in their dog foods — something that has since become standard in the industry of ‘like owner, like pet’ products. As more and more customers are carefully looking over their pet food ingredients you will start to see some more scrutiny. Propylene glycol is one of the ingredients found in many of Beneful’s dry dog foods and it is an FDA approved, completely safe ingredient. However, many people on Facebook confuse propylene glycol with ethylene glycol, an ingredient that is commonly found in anti freeze.
Despite the public class action suit there have been numerous scientific studies done on Beneful’s products and not a single one has ever found anything wrong or unhealthy about the product. Since the class action lawsuit was first publicized more than one third of all people pressing charges have withdrawn those charges. Continued studies and publicized materials have made it very clear that there is no basis in reality for any of the presumptions. We expect to see more and more people withdraw from the case as continued evidence piles up in favor of Beneful.com and their brand of dog food.