In March of 2018 numerous consumer class action lawsuits were filed against Champion Petfoods. The Champion Petfood Class Action Lawsuit alleges that the company marketing its Orijen and Acana brands of dog foods as being Biologically Appropriate and containing fresh, high-quality ingredients that are fit for human consumption when, according to the Champion Petfood Lawsuit complaint, these dog foods contain excessive quantities of heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, and mercury. These heavy metals also happen to be toxic to dogs.
The Champion Petfoods class action complaint states that Champion Petfoods touts its products as “The World’s Best Petfood.” Champion produces a variety of dry dog foods under the Orijen and Acana brands and sells them throughout the United States, including within the State of Wisconsin. The packaging of Orijen Original dry dog food touts the food as “the fullest expression of our biologically appropriate and fresh regional ingredients commitment,” and further describes its supposed “unmatched inclusions of free-run poultry, wild-caught fish and whole nestlaid eggs—sustainably farmed or fished in our region and delivered daily, fresh or raw and preservative-free.” The packaging further states that Orijen “features fresh, raw or dehydrated
ingredients from minimally processed poultry, fish and eggs that are deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.”
Moreover, the complaint states that the packaging of Acana dry dog food contains substantially similar representations. For example, the package for one variety of Acana dry dog food states that the product is “bursting with richly nourishing meat and protein from free-run chicken, whole, nestlaid eggs and wild-caught flounder—all delivered fresh from our region so they’re loaded with goodness and taste,” further boasting that all content is “from poultry, fish and eggs passed fit for human consumption.”
Attached is one of the four consumer complaints filed for the Champion Petfood Class Action Lawsuit:
Editor’s note on the Champion Petfoods Class Action Lawsuit:
This piece is written about the recent Champion Petfoods Lawsuit and its Orijen and Acana brands of dog food. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.
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