If you have a dog today, you know that the trend is to feed your favorite pet with food that have more familiar ingredients. Recent surveys show that people are treating their pets as part of family members and it’s not a surprise that they want their food to be more like human food. Beneful is one of these dog food brands that have come under immense scrutiny from the dog lovers and food critics. The brand is made by Nestle Purina Pelcare and was introduced in the market in 2001. Fed to more than 14 million dogs every year, Beneful is one of the top selling dog food brands in the United States.
However, the brand’s success has not gone unnoticed by the big bloggers who have criticized the food for some of its ingredients such as the propylene glycol use which is at times confused with ethylene glycol that is usually found in anti-freeze and could be poisonous to dogs. However, what many of these bloggers do not realize is that Propylene glycol is found in many dog foods and is approved by the FDA as safe for consumption. Other people have also criticized the use of colorful dyes in the food which appears to be more appealing to human consumers as opposed to dogs.So you can buy safe dog food from: https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/beneful-dog-food
Beneful has also being criticized for possible Mycotoxins being used as ingredients in the food. However, the critic like many others does not hold water because FDA and European Union allows for minimum levels of this ingredient in pet foods. Due to these allegations, some of them still pending in court, Nestle Purina reacted by reformulating the brand. Janet Jackson, heads the research and develop team responsible for developing nutritional innovations for Purina products and JuliPlassmeyer is responsible for overseeing a marketing team of 35 associates.Both M. Plassmeyer and Dr. Jackson say the new formulas have been in development for the last two years and are not related with the class action suit. All the Beneful dry foods, therefore, have a new recipe that include Originals with Real Salmon, Originals with Real Chicken, Originals with Real Beef, Heavy Weight, Healthy Puppy, and Playful Life. Purina has removed added sugar from the ingredients, reduced the amount of dyes and the new dog foods have been tested for palatability with volunteer and received high marks.