ETA: I checked some more, and there's almost no evidence of serious problems with Purina pet foods other than that at consumeraffairs.com, which suggests to me that the problems don't exist. I think I was had.
Lots of serious complaints-- I'm not the first to post about this. The short version is that a lot of cats and dogs, some of whom had been eating Purina food for years, have been getting very sick, and some of them have died of it. There are problems with maggots and other insects in the dog food, and cats getting diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargy.
No one seems to know what's specifically wrong with the food (or in the case of maggoty dog food, what's gone wrong with the company), but I'd say avoid the stuff. It sounds like some kind of organizational collapse.
No, I just checked.... Salmonella contamination recall for a couple of lines of cat food in July However, I'm not sure that's the problem generally.
Kit and Kaboodle seems especially problematic among the cat foods. Purina One Lamb and Rice came up a lot in the dog complaints.
Oddly, I'm seeing all this at the link above, but a casual look at Purina ratings at amazon doesn't seem to show a lot of serious complaints, so I'm not sure what's going on there. Not very many people review pet food, though.
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