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$24 million settlement filed in pet-food recall

May 28, 2008

Camden, N.J. - Thousands of pet owners in the United States and Canada could be reimbursed for veterinary bills and pet burial or cremation costs they incurred following last year's massive pet-food recall, under terms of a $24 million settlement filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

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Tentative settlement reached in pet-food lawsuits

May 1, 2008

Camden, N.J. — Another chapter in the lengthy pet-food recall saga is drawing to a close with the reported settlement of more than 100 class-action lawsuits brought on behalf of pet owners in the United States and Canada.

Tentative settlement reached in pet-food lawsuits

April 3, 2008

Camden, N.J. - 4/3/08 - Another chapter in the lengthy pet-food recall saga is drawing to a close with the reported settlement of more than 100 class-action lawsuits brought on behalf of pet owners in the United States and Canada.

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Beef recall spurs firing of 2 USDA employees

March 3, 2008

Washington - 3/3/08 - A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector and supervisor were suspended without pay after a facility's overlooking of multiple federal rules resulted in the largest beef recall in U.S. history

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Animal -abuse scandal triggers largest meat recall in history

March 1, 2008

Chino, Calif. — A California meat company recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month in response to animal-abuse allegations that center on purported efforts to sneak sick and injured cattle into the U.S. food system.

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3 firms, executives indicted in pet-food recall

March 1, 2008

Kansas City, Mo. — A federal grand jury indicted two Chinese firms, an American firm and their principals on multiple counts related to tainted pet foods that sickened or killed perhaps thousands of pets last year and triggered the largest pet-food recall in the nation's history.

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In the public eye

March 1, 2008

Rockville, Md. — She wants to build collaborations, share ideas in a transparent system with one over-arching ethos: ensure public health.

USDA orders largest beef recall in nation's history

February 19, 2008

Chino, Calif. - 2/19/08 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalled 143 million pounds of beef last month from a California meatpacker due to oversight lapses by public health veterinarians who were not summoned to re-evaluate nonambulatory cattle pre-slaughter.

Source: DVM Newsmagazine

3 firms, executives indicted in pet-food case

February 8, 2008

National Report - 2/8/08 - A federal grand jury indicted two Chinese firms, an American firm and their principals on multiple counts related to tainted pet foods that sickened or killed perhaps thousands fo pets last year and triggered the largest pet-food recall in the nation's history, involving some 150 brands or about 1 percent of the total pet-food supply.

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