Cutest,  "The Cutest Kitty"
died 3/29/07
16 yrs old
Barbi Twins Comment on their Loss and Lawsuit

Class Action Law Firm:
Blim & Edelson LLC, Chicago



Initial reports of pet food containing Wheat Gluten (a source of protein intentially added to products to make them appear higher in protein).  Apparently due to mis-labeling, U.S. inspectors say that material contaminated with melamine was actually wheat flour.

Wheat GLUTEN -

CORN GLUTEN - Tainted corn gluten was originally found in South Africa.  Tests confirmed that "Vets Choice" and "Royal Canin" dog and cat dry pet-food products contained corn gluten contaminated with melamine. The contaminated corn gluten appeared to orginate in China, delivered by a South African third-party supplier.  The products were exclusively sold in South Africa and Namibia. North American began looking into corn gluten and eventually began recalling products that contained corn gluten.

Pet-food poison from South African firm  (April 19)
Pet Food Recall Expansion: More Melamine Found In Pet Food (April 25)
'Don't dump pet food' (April 21)
Dozens of South African dogs die from contaminated pet food

RICE PROTEIN CONCENTRATE - In April a pet vood company voluntarily recalled its products believing its rice protein concentrate was contaminated.  The supplier, Wilbur-Ellis, urged manufacturers using rice protein concentrate in their pet food to recall their products. 

Wilbur-Ellis Voluntarily Recalls Rice Protein Concentrate (April 16)
Pet food recall expands to third company (April 20)
Rice Protein Causes Another Cat & Dog Food Recall (Apr 27)
American Nutrition Now Part Of Pet Food Recall  (April 27)
Rice protein concentrate causes pet food recall to expand. (April 27)
Contaminant Found in Second Pet Food Ingredient  (April 23)