Purina faces lawsuit over dogs allegedly sickened by Beneful

A lawsuit filed by an angry dog owner against Nestle Purina PetCare alleges that the company's popular dog food, Beneful, has sparked more than 3,000 online complaints claiming that the product has sickened their dogs. The plaintiff himself says that one of his three dogs died after eating the food, and the other two got sick. The problem? Beneful contains propylene glycol, an antifreeze component, and mycotoxins, which are produced by fungi, the lawsuit alleges. The plaintiff is seeking $5 million in damages. Purina issued a statement calling the lawsuit "baseless" and has vowed to "vigorously defend" the brand. The company notes that two previous class action lawsuits contained similar claims and were dismissed by the courts. Article