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BLUE BUFFALO AGREES TO PAY $32 MILLION
IN SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
... while still denying any wrongdoing and saying health problems encountered by consumers' pets may have been caused by supplier misconduct.
This may be the largest pet food consumer payout to date. Lawsuits brought against the company claimed that Blue Buffalo had broken its "True Blue Promise," which specified that its pet foods contained "Only the Finest Natural Ingredients" while not containing certain other ingredients, specifically:
"NO Chicken or Poultry By-Product Meals,"
"NO Corn, Wheat or Soy," and
"NO Artificial Preservatives, Colors or Flavors."
However, multiple independent tests showed that some Blue Buffalo products contained chicken and poultry by-products. Tests also showed that some including those strongly advertised as being grain-free, contained rice and corn, including the Blue Buffalo "Wilderness" and "Freedom" product lines.
For more information, go here.
DIAMOND PET FOOD AGREES TO PAY $460,00 CDN FOR TAINTED FOOD
Over a dozen brands of pet food are involved
All brands of food involved were sold to Canadian consumers in Quebec and Canada by Cosco before September 12, 2014. Products were recalled due to salmonella contamination. We covered this huge recall in our Newsletter at that time.
The list of salmonella-containing products affected by this settlement is quite long and comprises many dozens of products including but not limited to the following brands: Apex Holistic Adult (all), Canidae foods (all), Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul (all), Country Value (all), Diamond (all), Diamond Naturals (all), Diamond Naturals for Small Breed Dogs (all), Kirkland Signature Lines (most), Natural Balance Foods (most), Professional (one), 4Health (some), Solid Gold (some), Taste of the Wild (some) and Wellness (some). For more information on the complete list, go here. To file your claim, go here.