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$24 Million Pet Food Settlement Moves Forward

by Dr. Chris

This last April Judge Noel Hillman, a U.S. District Court Judge allowed

the $24 million pet food settlement to begin the process of actually paying out claims.

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This stems the melamine pet food poisonings that happened in 2008

So far about 20,000 pet owners have filed claims which means on average the payout will be $1,283.

These pet owners have waited several years for the payout, which has been frustrating, but hopefully this news will bring some relief.

The recall of 2008 was the largest in history.

It involved a factory in China adding melamine to rice protein concentrate and wheat gluten
to increase the protein content.

The contaminated foods were then sent to Menu Foods Ltd in Canada which makes food for:

Hill's Pet Nutrition
Royal Canin
Nestle Purina PetCare
Proctor and Gamble
Iams Co.

About 1,950 cats and 2,200 dogs died from the incident according to the US Attorney's office.

Over 100 class action lawsuits have been filed over this matter.

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Feb 21, 2012
Plus 2
by: Anonymous

you can add two to that total - I lost two cats in that travesty, but did not file a claim so they were not counted. I'm sure there are many more.

Jul 12, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I wonder if this incident about the tainted dog food has led to more incidences of cancer in dogs, or diabetes in dogs?

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