Champion Pet Foods named in class action lawsuit for failure to disclose presence of heavy metals in pet food


Plaintiff brings this Class Action Complaint against Defendants Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. and Champion Petfoods LP for their negligent, reckless, and/or intentional practice of misrepresenting and failing to fully disclose the presence of heavy metals and toxins in their pet food sold throughout the United States.


According to the complaint, Defendants have created a niche in the pet food market by making biologically appropriate’ pet food- as close to what animals would eat in nature as possible- and producing it using fresh, natural ingredients. Yet nowhere in the labeling, advertising, statements, warranties, and/or packaging do Defendants disclose that the Contaminated Pet Foods (defined herein) contain levels of arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium and/or BISPHENOL A (“BPA”) — all known to pose health risks to humans and animals, including dogs.