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Woman sues pet food company over recall

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CHICAGO, Illinois - A Chicago woman has sued Menu Foods. She's claiming the pet-food manufacturer delayed announcing a recall of 60 million containers of dog and cat food despite knowing its products were contaminated and potentially deadly.

Dawn Majerczyk says her cat, Phoenix, fell sick last week just two days after he ate a single package of Special Kitty, one of 95 cat and dog food brands recalled by Menu Foods.

Majerczyk says she took the cat to the vet the day of the recall. She says the cat had lost six pounds in four days and was lethargic, dehydrated and nearly blind. She returned over the weekend to have him put down after his organs began to fail.

Her suit seeks class-action status.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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