Dog Food Companies Back Off Battle
ST. LOUIS: Wilton based Blue Buffalo Co. and competitor Nestle Purina PetCare have settled legal action between them. Each company accused the other of false advertising. The companies did not release details of their settlement. Blue Buffalo isn’t done litigating however, saying it will “continue against third-party suppliers of ingredients.”
Purina found fault with Blue Buffalo’s advertising of “natural ingredients” in its pet food, claiming in a 2014 lawsuit that its tests found “chicken byproducts” in Blue Buffalo dog food. Blue filed a countersuit claiming Purina was advertising falsely and engaging in unfair competition.