Already 6,000 claims after pet food recall
Almost 6,000 claims have been filed in a
class-action settlement stemming from last year's massive pet-food recall in the
Menu Foods, other pet-food makers and retailers in May
agreed to set up a $24 million cash fund to compensate pet owners whose cats and
dogs became sick or died after eating food that had a contaminated ingredient
from China. The filing period for claims began May 30 and will run until Nov.
Once a claim is filed, it will be reviewed by an independent claims
administrator. Claimants may receive a 100% cash payment for all documented
expenses deemed reasonable, including veterinary bills and burial costs. They
may receive up to $900 for undocumented expenses. Under the terms of the
settlement, most claims are likely to be paid next year.
The recall - the
largest ever for the pet-food industry - grew to involve 12 pet-food makers and
180 brands of pet food and treats. Along with Menu, other defendants include
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Iams and retailers such as Wal-Mart.Related
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