Menu Foods Lawsuit Shmusuit

We’re cynically paraphrasing a security analyst, of course. The Financial Post of Canada reports that Menu Foods may not see huge litigation costs:

“…litigation will likely be limited given word from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that “risk is limited to reimbursing the impacted pet owners for the cost of replacement” and Menu Food’s offer to cover related veterinary costs.”

When did the FDA start giving out legal advice? And why do we, the consumer, feel like the last people to hear anything from the FDA?

They also note that no one is testing for aminopterin:

However, he noted that not only does Menu Foods not test for the specific toxin found in pet food samples, but other North American pet food manufacturers may not either.

All pet food makers should take this opportunity to start publicly announcing their testing procedures.

If you’re looking for lawsuit data Howl911 also has a link to all the lawsuits filed against Menu Foods.

2 Responses to “Menu Foods Lawsuit Shmusuit”

  1. G.K. says:

    I have mixed feelings regarding the announcement of testing procedures with regards to certain substances (i.e. precisely what is/isn’t being tested for).. on one hand, I’d like to know.. but, on the other, if this were intentional, or if someone were attempting to do something intentional in the future, you’d essentially be telling them exactly how to get away with it- ‘this is what we aren’t looking for. If you want to bypass the testing system, use this!’

  2. Jasmine Travis says:

    I’ve been following this case because my sister’s cat suffered from kidney failure from Menu Foods’ pet food. Apparently, pet owners may not get much out of suing the company because of how pets are only seen as personal property.

    Re what G.K. said: i’ll like to know how melanine got into the product. i don’t suppose you can test for everything but how did this stuff get into the canned food?

    here are a few articles I found interesting:


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