Details of pet food settlement now expected next week

May 2, 2008 6:06:02 AM PDT
Pet owners whose cats and dogs died last year after eating tainted pet food are in the final stages of a settlement.

But lawyers for the Canada-based Menu Foods say terms of the settlement won't be made public for at least another week.

Dozens of otherwise healthy animals in the U.S. and Canada became sick -- and many died -- after eating food made with contaminated wheat gluten. And one of the factories that produced the food was in Pennsauken.

Menu Foods initially promised to disclose the settlement details yesterday.

But instead, they've told a federal judge they need more time.

They're scheduled to return to U.S District Court in Camden on May 14th.