Posted: Aug 1, 2012 4:51 PM by Cody Lee Heyveld
Updated: Aug 1, 2012 5:11 PM
DETROIT, Mich. — Macuga, Liddle & Dubin filed a Class Action Complaint in federal court against the Kroger Company on behalf of all customers who purchased pet food contaminated with aflatoxin.
Kroger issued a recall December 18, 2010, due to a possible aflatoxin contamination in a number of its pet foods sold in its stores, according to a press release from Macuga, Liddle & Dubin. Kroger recalled 10 brands of pet food in 19 states. The company is subject to recall more than 68,300 bags of pet foods.
The release stated that aflatoxin is a well known toxin that can cause lethargy, sluggishness, anorexia, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, yellowing of the eyes, and liver disease in pets. In 2010, this toxin was known to cause death, according to Kroger Company.
The lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit alleged that they fed Kroger's Old Yeller Chunk Dog Food to their dog. In January 2011, their dog vomited and became lethargic. After two veterinary visits, the plaintiffs' dog died.
The recalled Kroger pet foods were distributed to Kroger, Dillons and Gerbes stores in Missouri and Kansas, among similar stores in 17 other states.
If your pet suffered any illnesses or damages related to the Kroger pet foods recall or if you purchased any of the recalled Kroger pet foods, call Macuga, Liddle & Dubin at 800-536-0045.