News last update:7 Aug 2012

Pet Valu likely target in tainted petfood suit

Canadian retailer Pet Valu Canada Inc. said that it may be included in a potential class action lawsuit arising from the Menu Foods Income Fund tainted petfood case.

Pet Valu said a motion has been filed to include it and unnamed other retailers in Ontario litigation.

At last count Menu Foods faced 90 lawsuits over its recall in March of 60 million cans  and pouches of petfood. A number of cats and dogs had died after eating "cuts-and-gravy" products containing tainted wheat gluten from a supplier in China.

Pet Valu, which has about 340 stores in Ontario, Manitoba and the eastern United States, noted that it is not named in various other lawsuits concerning the same allegedly poisonous petfood.

An Ontario Superior Court hearing has been set for Sept. 27 in to determine which lawsuits should proceed in the province.

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