American Nutrition Inc. filed a lawsuit in Utah against Mondi Bags USA after PetSmart rejected a shipment of pet food due to defective closures, reported the Standard-Examiner. The contract product liability lawsuit claims that American Nutrition suffered US$5 million or more in damages due to the complete separation of the slider-openers from the bags supplied by Mondi. The case was transferred to the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 22. Mondi has denied that their bags were at fault and said that the bags may have been damaged at another point in the supply chain.

Mondi is an international packaging and paper group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries, according to their website. Key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2014, Mondi had revenues of EUR6.4 billion (US$7.03 billion).

American Nutrition produces its own brands of dog and cat foods and snacks, plus products for private label and contract brands. Capabilities include formulation development; AAFCO guidance; manufacture of extruded, baked or canned products; testing; packaging; and supply chain and logistics. The company sources both standard and exotic ingredients from around the world based on customer request. The founder's son runs the family-owned and -operated business from its headquarters in Ogden, Utah, USA, where American Nutrition also produces extruded, meat and baked goods.

Ogden pet food company sues packaging supplier over defective bags

OGDEN - An Ogden pet food company says in a lawsuit it suffered $5 million or more in damages due to alleged defects in bags obtained from a packaging supplier. American Nutrition Inc., 2813 Wall Ave., filed a contract product liability suit June 21 in 2nd District Court against Mondi Bags USA, a worldwide paper and packaging products manufacturer.

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