Blue Buffalo, Purina, Other ‘Premium’ Pet Food Makers Face Suits

Feb. 13, 2018, 3:53 PM

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Nestle Purina PetCare, and Tyson Foods are among pet food makers facing suits over allegedly deceptive assertions about their so-called premium products.

Multimillion-dollar settlements, a plaintiffs’ attorney playbook taken straight from human food false advertising and labeling cases, and strong growth in the pet food industry, mean this litigation is likely to thrive, attorneys tell Bloomberg Law.

“Now that Americans are viewing their pets like human family, we can expect that paradigm shift to manifest not just in the grocery store aisles, but in the courtroom as well,” said defense attorney Jonah Knobler of Patterson Belknap ...

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