"The Cutest Kitty"
16 yrs old
Class Action Law Firm:
Blim & Edelson LLC, Chicago
Complaints of sick pets
allegedly began late in 2006. In February Menu
Foods chose to test suspected food on animals rather
than sending samples to a lab actually causing the
"confirmed" deaths currently reported. Notably Menu
Foods CFO sells 12,700 of his shares during this time
period. Even though the first of the animals
die in the beginning of March, Menu Foods did
initiate a recall until March 16. The recall was
only on select products. The recall has grown and
continues to grow as more and more companies are
announcing products that contain suspect toxin(s).
Initially, the New York State Food Laboratory detected
aminopterin (a rat poison) but the FDA and Cornell
University tests did not have similar findings. They did
find Melamine, an industrial chemical, in wheat gluten
and rice protein concentrate from China. Melamine is
deliberately put in products to give a higher protein
count and boost profit margin. The tainted product
was found to have entered the US around September 2007.
About 100 brands of cat and dog food and treats were
As time passes we are finding how common it is to use
melamine in food products, and its not limited to China
manufacturers. Recently US manufacturers have recalled
US made products that contain melamine including human grade
foods, most recently recall of shrimp made in US and
distributed to 13 countries.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ARTICLES:
Itchmo Timeline begins Summer 2006 through April 2007
Pet Food Recall Timeline
Jun 7, 2007
Currently showing September 2006 through June 6.
Continually Updated by multiple volunteers.
Timeline of the 2007 pet food recalls
"This is the page to find information, news
and a general timeline of the pet food recall events, since
first reported in the Veterinary Medicine blog March 17,
Pet Food Recall Information & Timeline
Jun 7, 2007
Key events based on company announcements,
Food and Drug Administration briefings and other reporting
by USA TODAY:
Timeline - February 20 to April 10, 2007
How pet food recall unfolded
- April 10, 2007
Pet Food Recall Timeline Shows "Failures At Every Level,"
Consumer Affairs -
April 3, 2007
|News about the pet
food recall. Commentary and archival information
about the pet food recall from The New York
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|Timeline of the
events leading to and during the major Pet Food
Recall of 2007.
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