NutriSource Pet Food

 No recalls — but see below for some important information.

NutriSource pet food is a culmination of many different brand lines over time. Darrell Nelson started Pine Lakes Feed in 1947. His son, Kenny Nelson, started Tuffy’s Dog Food Company shortly thereafter. After 39 years, they expanded to premium lines and later organic lines.

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NutriSource is manufactured in Minnesota by Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. In 2015, the company expanded with a new $70 million, 130,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Tuffy’s is family-owned and operated — and has been since it was founded in 1964. The company’s other brands include PureVita, Tuffy’s and Natural Planet.

NutriSource Quick Facts

Brand line includes: For dogs: Heartland Select, Seafood Select, Large Breed Chicken & Rice, Senior and Weight Management. For cats: Country Select Entree, Cat & Kitten Chicken & Rice and Cat & Kitten Chicken Meal, Salmon & Liver
Cost: $$$-$$$$
Company: Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. / KLN Family Brands
Headquarters: 245 1st Ave. N, Perham, MN 56573
Contact info: 1-800-525-9155, email, website

Has NutriSource Ever Been Recalled?

No. This pet food brand has not been recalled, according to our research.

However, in late June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified NutriSource as one of 16 pet food brands that may be linked to heart disease in dogs and cats. None of the brands have been recalled as part of the agency’s ongoing investigation, though. Most, but not all, of the pet foods are “grain-free” and/or dry (kibble) dog food formulations. The FDA says this is a “complex scientific issue that may involve multiple factors,” and that it cannot even be certain that diet is a cause of the heart problems. For full details, see our article on the subject.

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