$3.1m settlement over toxic pet food

07-01-2008 | |
$3.1m settlement over toxic pet food

Diamond Pet Foods’ plant inSouth Carolina, the company that produced pet food containing aflatoxin will pay $3.1 million in a settlement with pet owners, an attorney said yesterday.

The company will
set up a fund to reimburse pet owners for the loss of their dog, veterinarian
bills, and the cost of any unreturned contaminated food.

Diamond Pet Foods, based inMeta, Mo., acknowledged
that workers at its Gaston,
S.C.
, plant failed to follow
internal testing procedures.

Aflatoxin, a
naturally occurring chemical that comes from a fungus sometimes found on corn
and other crops, can cause severe liver damage.

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