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Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationMeadville, Pennsylvania

Parent company

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition LLC

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Dry Dog Food, Wet Dog Food

Ratings

63%
? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 41%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 66%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 74%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 73%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 79%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 44%

Where to Buy

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Pros
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • Affordable
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
Cons
  • Lower than average protein content
  • The brand has been previously recalled

Brand Overview

Rachael Ray Nutrish is a line of super premium pet food. There are dozens of different flavors to choose from, including wet and dry formulas for cats and dogs. Many Rachael Ray Nutrish pet foods are tailored to meet specific needs.

We’ve compared Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food to the other 197 dog food brands in our database.

How Much Does Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog food Cost

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per lb$1.39$2.51-45%
Price per 100 kcal$0.09$0.17-47%
Price per day$0.05$0.10-50%

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$0.28$0.31-10%
Price per 100 kcal$1.02$1.12-9%
Price per day$0.61$0.67-9%

Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food is priced below the average market price for dog food.

Rachael Ray Nutrish Nutrient Profile comparison

Dry Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 28.52% 30.01% -5%
Fat 15.12% 15.98% -5%
Fiber 4.93% 5.38% -8%

Wet Dog Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 42.51% 43.24% -2%
Fat 21.31% 22.90% -7%
Fiber 7.49% 7.03% 7%

All of Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food Review since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Rachael Ray Nutrish - Wet food for cats (06/04/2015) -+
Date:06/04/2015
Company Name:Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Product Description:Wet food for cats
Recall Reason:Potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D

Lawsuit History

August 2018 - In August 2018, a consumer filed a $5 million lawsuit against Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Rachael Ray’s Nutrish dog food brand, alleging that “natural” claims were false and misleading under state consumer protection laws, based on testing that found residues of the herbicide, glyphosate.

A New York District Judge in the Nutrish case dismissed the claims for failure to indicate the level of glyphosate detected and to say whether it was harmful.

The judge dismissed the complaint a second time upon finding the total glyphosate alleged to be present in the Nutrish samples is between 0.005% to 0.01% of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) allowed tolerance, and ruled that labeling such pet food as “natural” is not materially misleading to a reasonable consumer.

April 2020 - A class action lawsuit alleges Rachael Ray Nutrish-brand Zero Grain dog food is harmful to dogs in that the product is deficient of taurine and contains legume-based protein, a combination linked to a potentially fatal heart condition when used in grain-free foods.

The plaintiff, a Los Angeles resident, claims consumers would not have bought the premium-priced dog food, sometimes paying up to double what competitors charge for similar products, absent the defendants’ “deceptive and misleading” representations. The lawsuit alleges Nutrish Zero Grain dog food lacks taurine, an amino acid the defendants know is necessary to maintain dogs’ health.

The plaintiff alleges Rachael Ray Nutrish and the J.M. Smucker Company have “deceived the public” into buying the following Zero Grain dog foods.

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FAQ

faq-item-image Who owns Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food?

Rachael Ray Nutrish is owned by Ainsworth Pet Nutrition LLC.

faq-item-image Where is Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food made?

Rachael Ray Nutrish is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is Rachael Ray Nutrish AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Rachael Ray Nutrish recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food been recalled?

Rachael Ray Nutrish has been recalled 1 times in the years 2015.

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