Two unnamed parties have filed appeals to the $24 million settlement of the Menu Food pet food recall claims for compensation for pet illnesses and deaths. These appeals will delay payments to pet owners who filed claims, perhaps, according to the judge, by months or even years. Details about who is filing the appeals and why are not available, but one source says they have to do with labeling and fairness issues. Woe.
And more woe. Mars continues to expand its recalls of pet foods made at its now closed Allentown, PA plant.
Update January 15: here’s one of the objecting lawyers. He thinks owners of pets affected by melamine-contaminated pet food deserve more than the $24 million settlement.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.