Rachel Ray’s Dog Food, Nutrish, is marketed as being free of “[No] artificial flavors or artificial preservatives” and being a “Natural food for dogs”. The company Nutrish was previously manufactured by, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, but was recently bought by J.M. Smucker Company for nearly $2 billion. Court documents state that a Bronx resident, Markeith Parks, claims that Rachel Rays ‘natural’ food is false, deceptive, and misleading.
Markeith Parks law suit states that “The products at issue are not ‘natural.’ Instead, the products contain the unnatural chemical glyphosate, a potent biocide and endocrine disruptor, with detrimental health effects that are still becoming known.” Court papers claim glyphosate, the active ingredient used in weed killers, was found in tests done by an independent lab. Therefore, glyphosate is a herbicide used in brands like Roundup and is, by any means, not safe to ingest. In 2015, the “World Health Organization classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogenic to humans and animals. Additional studies have linked Roundup to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or NHL, a cancer that begins in the cells of the lymphatic and immune system.”  There are new studies, as well of reports of health problems of those that with long-term exposure to Roundup and related products containing glyphosate.
Bobby Modi, vice president, pet food and pet snacks for J.M. Smucker Company plan to ”aggressively fight these claims’ because “As animal lovers and humans, it goes without saying that we do not add pesticides to our products as an ingredient.”
The lawsuit states that the source of the glyphosate in the canine chow isn’t known to Parks, but speculates that “crops such as peas, soy, corn, beets and alfalfa are sprayed with the chemical in order to dry them and produce an earlier, more uniform harvest. By deceiving consumers about the nature, quality, and/or ingredients of the products, Rachael Ray Nutrish is able to sell a greater volume of the products.”
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To learn How to Report a Pet Food Complaint or Animal Drug Side Effects and Product Problems to the FDA visit, https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/ .
 “Roundup Weed Killer Litigation.” Carse Law, carselaw.com/dallas-personal-injury-lawyer/roundup-weed-killer-litigation/?keyword= glyphosate dangers&gclid=CjwKCAjw2MTbBRASEiwAdYIpsSs_1k0UvzoNP0xZdeUA4Nvg5VGVa75hoxA-YxPPLP9u1b2TqnQH7RoCXqkQAvD_BwE.