News last update:6 Aug 2012

Menu Foods settles in pet food case

Ontario-based Menu Foods Income Fund announced to settle lawsuits with pet owners in the United States and Canada. The company's contaminated food led to the deaths of thousands of dogs and cats in North America.

"It's a comprehensive settlement," said Amy W. Schulman, a lawyer for Menu Foods. "It would resolve all the claims." Schulman said she could not disclose how much the settlements would be worth, but the total costs associated with the massive recall is expected to be about $53.8 million.

In March 2007, Menu recalled tens of millions of cans of the pet food when it was discovered that some contained wheat gluten from China. It was shown that the wheat gluten contained melamine, an ingredient used for plastic making.

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