Irvine, CA April 27, 2015- Beneful dog food is the target of a lawsuit claiming that it is responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 dogs. The lawsuit, filed on February 5th, claims that mycotoxins are partially to blame. Mycotoxins are a poisonous byproduct of mold found in grain.
Purina has denied the allegations, calling the lawsuit “baseless”. Purina has over 400 scientists and sophisticated tracking systems in place to assure it’s products safety however, mycotoxins can be difficult to detect. The best way to ensure that mycotoxins are not present in grain products, is to prevent mold growth all together.
Targeted Grain Management, Inc. has a system that does this, they can also certify that the grain was never stored in conditions in which mold could be present. This certification as well as traceability of the grain products can protect consumers from difficult to detect poisons and provide brand protection for companies like Purina.