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Milberg Weiss Announces the Filing of a Nationwide Class Action Against Menu Foods for Selling Poisonous Pet Food and Delaying Public Warning

Milberg Weiss Announces the Filing of a Nationwide Class Action Against Menu Foods for Selling Poisonous Pet Food and Delaying P

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/30/07 -- The law firm of Milberg Weiss & Bershad LLP announces the filing of a nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of pet food recalled by Menu Foods Income Fund ("Menu Foods") based in Ontario, Canada.

The class action, Nunez v. Menu Foods, was filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The Complaint alleges Menu Foods was negligent in the manufacture and continued widespread sale of its poisonous pet food products. Menu Foods allegedly knew of contamination problems by late February, but did not initiate a nationwide recall until March 16, 2007. New York state health officials identified aminopterin, a banned toxic substance used to kill rats in other countries, as the contaminant on March 23, 2007. The Complaint seeks compensation, including veterinary and other expenses, for all those who purchased pet food products that was or will be recalled by Menu Foods, including those produced between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007.

The nationwide recall includes popular brands such as Iams, Nutro, and Eukanuba and private-label brands sold by retailers Wal-Mart, Safeway, Petsmart, and others. Veterinary professionals estimate thousands of pets across the nation will die of kidney failure or become very sick with similar symptoms as a result of consuming the contaminated products.

If you purchased pet food recalled by Menu Foods and would like to learn more about this matter, please contact Sabrina Kim at (213) 617-1200 or (800) 320-5081.

For a complete list of recalled products, along with product codes, descriptions and production dates, go to http://www.menufoods.com/recall.

Milberg Weiss & Bershad LLP (http://www.milbergweiss.com) has been representing individual and institutional investors for nearly 40 years and serves as lead counsel in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

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