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Champion Pet Foods Hit With Suit Over Premium Dog Foods

March 29, 2018, 5:07 PM

Champion Petfoods USA Inc. was hit with a new proposed class suit alleging it deceptively touts its “Orijen” and “Acana” dry dog foods as premium products when they contain toxic heavy metal residues.

Champion’s packaging prominently states that the products are “Biologically Appropriate” and contain “fresh, regional ingredients.” Orijen’s packaging says it features “minimally processed poultry, fish and eggs that are deemed fit for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods,” the suit says.

The suit joins what are expected to be a growing number of would-be consumer class suits challenging pet food labeling.

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