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Menu Foods-General Info and Contact


Menu Foods

Menu Foods Income Fund
8 Falconer Drive
Streetsville, ON Canada L5N 1B1
Tel: 905.826.3870
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Foods Manufactured by Menu  (Has not been updated since 2007 or 2008

Menu Foods Income Fund
8 Falconer Drive
Streetsville, ON
Canada L5N 1B1
Tel: 905.826.3870
Fax: 905.826.4995

Menu’s manufacturing has 3 manufacturing facilities in
Emporia, Kansas;
Pennsauken, New Jersey;
North Sioux City, South Dakota;
Streetsville, Ontario.

A

Americas Choice, Preferred Pet
Authority
Authority Best Choice
Award

B

Best Choice
Big Bet
Big Red
Bloom
Bruiser

C

Cadillac
Cats Choice
Companion
Compliments
Co-Op Gold

D

Demolulas Market Basket
Despar
Doctor’s Foster & Smith

E

Eukanuba Can Dog Chunks In Gravy
Eukanuba Cat Cuts and Flaked
Eukanuba Morsels In Gravy
Eukanuba Pouch Dog Bites In Gravy

F

Fame
Feline Classic
Feline Cuisine
Fine Feline Cat
Food Lion
Food Town

G

Giant Companion
Giant Eagle
Great Choice

H

Hannaford
Health Diet Gourmet Cuisine
Hill County Fair
Hy-Vee

I

Iams Can Chunky Formula
Iams Can Small Bites Formula
Iams Cat Slices and Flakes
Iams Dog Select Bites
Iams Select Bites

J
J.E. Mondou

K

L

La Griffe
Laura Lynn
Li’l Red
Loving Meals

M

Master Choice
Medi-Cal
Meijer’s Main Choice
Mighty Dog
Mixables

N

Natural Life
Natural Ultra Mix
Nu Pet
Nutriplan
Nutro
Nutro Max
Nutro Max Cat Gourmet Classics
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice
Nutro Products
Nutro-Ultra

O

Ol’ Roy Canada
Ol’ Roy US

P

Paws
Performatrin Ultra
Pet Essentials
Pet Pride
Pet Pride /Good N Meaty
Preferred Pet
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority Canada
Priority US
Publix

Q

R

Roches Brothers
Roundy’s

S

Save-a-lot Choice Morsels
Save-a-lot Special Blend
Schnucks
Science Diet Feline Cuts Adult
Science Diet Feline Cuts Kitten
Science Diet Feline Cuts Mature Adult 7+
Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Can
Shep Dog
Sophistacat
Special kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
Springfield Prize
Sprout
Stater Brothers
Stop & Shop Companion
Stuzzy Gold

T

Tops Companion
Triumph
Truly

U

V

W

Wegmans
Weis Total Pet
Western Family Canada
Westerm Family US
White Rose
Winn Dixie

Y

Your Pet

Z

 


2010-08-10-Simmons Pet Food acquires Menu Foods Ltd.


Simmons Pet Food acquires Menu Foods Ltd.

Release Date: Tuesday, August 10 , 2010

Simmons Pet Food acquired Menu Foods Ltd., the operating subsidiary of Menu Foods Income Fund.

Under the agreement, Simmons Pet Food will acquire Menu Foods Ltd. for approximately US$239 million, including assumption of existing debt. The transaction must be approved by two-thirds of the votes from the Fund’s unitholders. A vote is expected to take place at a special meeting in September, with the final closing expected early in the fourth quarter of 2010.

2008-04-02-Menu Foods-Settles Pet Food Class Action Suit


SOURCE: ConsumerAffairs.Com

Menu Foods Settles Pet Food Class Action
Thousands of dogs and cats sickened by contaminated pet food

By Lisa Wade McCormick

April 2, 2008

The company behind the largest pet food recall in United States history — one blamed for the deaths and illnesses of thousands of dogs and cats in North America — has agreed to settle lawsuits with pet owners.

Menu Foods Income Fund announced the tentative settlement on Tuesday.

The Canadian-based company said it could not disclose terms of the agreement, which is subject to the approval of U.S. and Canadian courts.

“It’s a comprehensive settlement,” Amy W. Schulman, a lawyer for Menu Foods, told MSNBC. “It would resolve all the claims.” The lead attorney for pet owners agreed and said she’s confident a final agreement will be reached.

Tuesday’s settlement comes just a little more than a year after Menu Foods recalled 60 million containers of tainted pet food.

The company took that action after dogs and cats across the country suffered kidney problems or died after eating the company’s food.

Menu Foods initially blamed the contamination on a chemical called Aminopterin, which is used as a rat poison and to treat cancer.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) later discovered the chemical melamine in the imported wheat gluten used in the pet food. Melamine is used to make plastics.

Unapproved chemicals

In December, veterinarians blamed the dogs’ and cats’ deaths on the combination of two chemicals FDA officials found in the tainted pet food: melamine and cyanuric acid, which is used to chlorinate pools.

Neither chemical is approved in pet food.

Veterinarians said those two chemicals can combine and form crystals in the dogs’ and cats’ bodies. And those crystals can impair the animals’ kidney function.

“Either one of those chemicals alone wouldn’t cause these (deaths),” Dr. Barbara Powers, immediate past president of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and director of Colorado State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, told ConsumerAffairs.com. “It has to be the combination of the two.

“So it’s not melamine alone.”

Pet owners in 19 states — and Ontario — filed dozens of lawsuits against Menu Foods in the weeks that followed the March 16, 2007, nationwide recall of dog and cat food. Those cases were consolidated in a federal court in Camden, New Jersey.

The lawsuits alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices, negligence in failing to provide adequate quality control and breach of implied and express warranties. Some consumers also claimed they suffered emotional trauma after their pets became sick or died.

Pet owners sought compensation for their veterinary bills.

Companies named in the lawsuits — besides Menu Foods — included Del Monte Foods Inc. of San Francisco; Nestle of Stamford, Conn.; Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati; Xuzhou Anying Biologic Technology Development Co. Ltd. in Pixian, China; and Suzhou Textile Import and Export Co. in Jiangsu, China.

Those defendants — and Menu Foods product liability insurance company — will cover the costs of the settlement.

Menu Foods’ estimates the nationwide recall cost the company $53.8 million.

The company said pet owners with potential claims should not contact Menu Foods regarding the tentative settlement. When a final agreement is reached — and claims are processed and approved — the administrator of the settlement fund will notify pet owners.

U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman set a May 14 hearing in New Jersey to consider the settlement. A final hearing date in Canada is not yet scheduled

Indictments

Last month, two Chinese companies — and an American importer and its owners — were indicted for their alleged roles in intentionally manufacturing and distributing melamine-tainted wheat gluten that was used to make dog and cat food.

“When I first read about these (indictments), I was crying because I was so happy,” said pet owner Carol V. of Rhode Island, whose two cats became gravely ill last February after eating melamine-tainted pet food.

“It made me feel really good that something was being done. I was shocked because I had not idea that these criminal investigations were going on. I thought they had fizzled,” she said.

But Carol and other pet owners are adamant that the investigation into last year’s pet food recall — the largest in U.S. history — must continue.

They say more companies should be held accountable for their roles in the deaths and illnesses of pets nationwide.

“I don’t think the American company that imported the wheat gluten should be alone in this investigation,” Carol said.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/04/pet_food_recalls91.html

2007-2008-MENU FOODS-Liability Litagation


MENU FOODS LIGATION-PLAINTIFFS LIST
http://news.justia.com/cases/featured/new-jersey/njdce/1:2007cv02867/203642/

DOCKETS
http://dockets.justia.com/browse/state-new_jersey/court-njdce/judge-Hillman/noscat-3/nos-365/

STIPULATION AND CONSENT ORDER (ATTACHED .PF FILE BELOW)
http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/new-jersey/njdce/1:2007cv02867/203642/114/

StipulationAndConsentOrder-MenuFoods

2007-11-15-Menu Foods loses third of its sales


http://www.allaboutfeed.net/news/menu-foods-loses-third-of-its-sales-id1288.html

Menu Foods loses third of its sales 15 Nov 2007

Menu Foods posted a third-quarter loss Wednesday. The Canadian pet food maker said that customers who accounted for more than a third of its sales in 2006 will no longer do business with the company.

 

Menu Foods is still struggling with the fallout from its massive recall when wheat gluten from China used in its pet food was tainted with melamine.

Losses were CAN$19.3-million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30. In the same period last year Menu reported a profit of $1.3-million.

Revenue fell to $78.1-million from $90.1-million a year earlier, and the company’s forecast was bleak. The company said that during the quarter it booked $11.1-million in recall expenses.

One third of sales lost
“Customers whose volume represented approximately 37% of sales in 2006 will no longer be purchasing these products from Menu,” the company said. “The effects of this lost business will be felt over time.”

Furthermore, customers whose 2006 volumes accounted for almost 14% of sales “have already stopped doing business with Menu,” it said.

Menu’s recall, first announced in March, has been expanded several times and is now one of the largest in North American history.

Related news:
Canadas Menu Foods fights for its life
Menu foods loses largest pet food customer

2007-10-10-Menu Boosts Tainted Food Cost


Oct. 10, 2007, 2:13PM

Pet Food Maker Boosts Tainted Food Cost
By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer
© 2007 The Associated Press

TORONTO — Canadian pet food maker Menu Foods is cutting its work force by as much as 15 percent and raised the estimated costs of its tainted-pet-food recall by 22 percent.

The largest maker of wet cat and dog food in North America said Wednesday the volume of customer returns and associated costs are greater than originally anticipated.

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2007-09-24-P&G and Mars pull out of Menu


Menu Foods cuts local workers
By Brandy Nance (Contact)

Six months after a massive pet-food recall, Menu Foods continues to feel the effect as the Canada-based company cut positions at the Emporia plant.

A spokesman for Menu Foods said this morning that 12 full time positions were cut in Emporia — less than the 100 positions that were rumored last week.

A press release was being prepared this morning but did not make it in time for publication in The Gazette.
Christopher Windsor, a spokesperson for Menu, said the layoffs are entirely unfortunate.

“It is directly a result of consumer and market demand,” Windsor said. “It is tied to the recall. It’s not a reflection on the individual.”

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The recent layoffs came just weeks after Proctor & Gamble pulled all of its business from Menu. The company, which sells Iams and Eukanuba, in June quit buying wet pet food in pouches. It was still buying canned food, however. In addition, Mars Inc., which sells Nutro and Royal Canin pet food, pulled its business from Menu, opting instead to purchase Menu’s manufacturing plant in South Dakota and produce its own product.

A March article in the Gazette stated that all together, 42 cat food brands and 53 dog food brands were affected by the recall, including products for well-known labels such as Eukanuba and Iams. No dry pet food was affected by the recall.

At Menu Foods’ annual meeting on June 29, president and CEO Paul Henderson said the company took a $42-million hit in the first quarter as a result of the recall.

The picture gets worse in an article that appeared in a Sept. 3 Canadian magazine, MacCleans. The article stated that Proctor & Gamble, which made up more than 20 percent of Menu’s business, said it would no longer buy canned food from Menu Foods.

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http://www.emporiagazette.com/news/2007/sep/24/menu_foods_cuts_local_workers/