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Lawsuit Filed Against Kroger

Posted by Kelsey Evans | August 01, 2012 / 06:47pm | Local News, Business, Announcements
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Class Action Filed Against Kroger for 2010 Pet Food Recall

Detroit, MI - Macuga, Liddle & Dubin has filed a Class Action Complaint in federal court against the Kroger Company ("Kroger") on behalf of all customers who purchased pet food contaminated with Aflatoxin.

On December 18, 2010 Kroger issued a recall due to a possible aflatoxin contamination in a number of its pet foods sold in its stores. Kroger recalled 10 brands of pet food in 19 states. There were 68,313 bags of pet foods subject to the recall.

During that time, Kroger manufactured/produced all of its pet food products, at its facility in Springfield, Tennessee. In December 2010 various governmental agencies were notified by consumers regarding animal illnesses/deaths related to Kroger pet food products contaminated with Aflatoxin (a toxic by-product of the growth of fungi/mold on corn).

Aflatoxin is a well known toxin and, when ingested by pets, can cause lethargy, sluggishness, anorexia, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, yellowing of the eyes, and liver disease. It can sometimes result in more serious ailments in pets and medical treatment should be sought.

The lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit have alleged that they fed Kroger's Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food to their pedigreed German Shepherd dog. In January 2011, their dog vomited and became lethargic. Two veterinary visits and two days later, the plaintiffs' dog died.

"For most people, our pets are family members," said Steve Liddle, lead attorney. "This recall has affected thousands of families across the nation and caused a great deal of damage."

The recalled Kroger pet foods were distributed to Kroger stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; Dillons and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker's stores in Nebraska; Food 4 Less stores in Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area); and Jay-C, Hilander, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana.

Macuga, Liddle & Dubin, P.C. has been involved in many high-profile class action lawsuits. If your pet has suffered any illnesses and/or damages related to the Kroger pet foods recall or if you have purchased any of the recalled Kroger pet foods and are interested in learning more about your rights, please call us at 800-536-0045.

The following Kroger products have been recalled to date:

Pet Pride Cat Food
(3.5 lb)
UPC Code: 1111088128
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

(18 lb)
UPC Code: 1111071357
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

Pet Pride Tasty Blend Poultry & Seafood Cat Food -
(3.5 lb)
UPC Code: 1111088152
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

(18 lb)
UPC Code:1111074580
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

Pet Pride Kitten Formula Food
(3.5 lb)
UPC Code: 1111071903
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food
(22 lb)
UPC Code: 1111074566
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

(50 lb)
UPC Code: 1111074563
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

Kroger Value Cat Food
(3 lb)
UPC Code: 1111000018
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

Kroger Value Chunk Dog Food
(15 lb)
UPC Code: 1111071559
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

(50 lb)
UPC Code: 1111000108
sell by date Oct. 23, 2011 and Oct. 24, 2011

For more information contact:
For Immediate Release Steven Liddle or Karen Liddle
August 1, 2012 Macuga, Liddle & Dubin, P.C.
975 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (800) 536-0045
Fax: (313) 392-0025
www.mldclassaction.com
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