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Consumers who purchased certain Canidae pet food products may be eligible to make a claim in a class action settlement, with or without proof of purchase.

The Class includes anyone residing in the United States or any of its territories who purchased one or more qualifying Canidae pet food products in the U.S. or any of its territories between July 9, 2016, and April 30, 2021.

A complete list of the qualifying Canidae pet food products covered by the settlement is available on the settlement website.

Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit had accused Canidae of violating certain laws by labeling and marketing some of its products as “guaranteed” to be free of detectable levels of chicken or soy, when in fact, lab testing revealed the presence of those ingredients.


Canidae denies these claims, and the Court has not ruled in favor of either party.

Instead, the parties have agreed to a settlement to avoid the risk and expense of continuing with the litigation.

The company manufactures cat and dog food at its Texas plant, according to the Canidae website. A vet nutritionist assists in formulating Canidae’s recipes, which the company says contain no corn, wheat, soy, or animal byproduct meal.

Consumers who file a claim without proof of purchase, or who only have proof of purchase for less than $50, are expected to receive a single payment of $5 per household.

Those who submit proof of purchase with their claim will receive $5 for every $50 spent on the qualifying products with proof of purchase, up to a total maximum award of $125 per household.


Class Members may not submit both types of claim.

A final fairness hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13, 2021.

The deadline to opt out of or object to the settlement is June 14, 2021.

Claim forms must be submitted by July 29, 2021.

Who’s Eligible

Anyone residing in the United States or any of its territories who purchased one or more qualifying Canidae pet food products in the U.S. or any of its territories between July 9, 2016, and April 30, 2021.


A complete list of the qualifying Canidae pet food products covered by the settlement is available on the settlement website.

Potential Award

Up to $125.

  • Claimants without proof of purchase, or with proof of purchase for less than $50, are eligible for a single payment of $5 per household.
  • Claimants with proof of purchase will receive $5 for every $50 spent on the qualifying products with proof of purchase, up to a total maximum award of $125 per household.
Proof of Purchase

Receipt(s), product packaging (such as UPCs or bar codes), or other documentation

Claim Form

NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.

Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Claim Form Deadline

07/29/2021

Case Name

Hill, et al. v. Canidae Corp., Case No. 5:20-CV-01374-JGB-SP in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Final Hearing

09/13/2021

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Canidae Settlement Administrator
c/o Settlement Administrator
PO Box 98
Philadelphia, PA 19102-0098
800-335-2852

Class Counsel

Alex R. Straus
GREG COLEMAN LAW PC

Defense Counsel

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP

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Please note: Top Class Actions is not a settlement administrator or law firm. Top Class Actions is a legal news source that reports on class action lawsuits, class action settlements, drug injury lawsuits and product liability lawsuits. Top Class Actions does not process claims and we cannot advise you on the status of any class action settlement claim. You must contact the settlement administrator or your attorney for any updates regarding your claim status, claim form or questions about when payments are expected to be mailed out.

5 Comments

  • Renee McCallum June 8, 2021

    Add me i purchased bag and one of my dogs got sick

  • michael June 3, 2021

    please add me

  • Cindy Miller June 1, 2021

    Please add me.

  • Ufck you May 29, 2021

    Without receipts = $5.00.

    Wtf???? That’s the best you can do ???? Disgusting !

  • Tammy Nash May 4, 2021

    Add me please

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