Big Heart Pet Brands
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|Founded||January 28, 2014|
|Headquarters||One Maritime Plaza|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|United States, Canada, South America, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent|
|David J. West |
|Products||Pet food, pet snacks|
|Parent||The J.M. Smucker Company|
Big Heart Pet Brands is a producer, distributor and marketer of branded pet products for the U.S. retail market. They are based in San Francisco, CA.
They generated approximately $2.0 billion in net sales in fiscal 2013. Their brands include Meow Mix, Kibbles 'n Bits, Milk-Bone, 9Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature’s Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, and Milo’s Kitchen.
Big Heart Pet Brands also produces and distributes private label pet products.
After pentobarbital, a lethal drug used in pet euthanasia caused the death of a dog on New Year's Eve of 2016, WJLA of Washington, D.C. partnered with Ellipse Analytics to test for pentobarbital across a wide range of pet food brands. Out of 15 cans of Gravy Train, 60% tested positive for pentobarbital. While the levels detected were not considered lethal, the drug is not legally permitted at any concentration in pet food. After declining an on-camera interview, the FDA stated that it "will investigate the matter and take appropriate enforcement action."
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