Pet Valu announces inclusion in Ontario class action lawsuit

    MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Pet Valu, Inc. and Pet Valu Canada Inc.
(the "Pet Valu Companies") have been advised that a motion is being pursued in
the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the "Ontario Court") to include the Pet
Valu Companies, together with certain other retailers, as defendants in a
potential class action lawsuit concerning the manufacture and sale of pet food
products alleged to contain tainted ingredients.
    In addition, the Pet Valu Companies understand that several other
lawsuits concerning the same allegedly tainted pet food, in which the Pet Valu
Companies are not named as defendants, have also been commenced in the Ontario
Court. The Pet Valu Companies understand that, on September 27, 2007, the
Ontario Court will hear a motion to determine which of these various lawsuits
should proceed in Ontario. The outcome of that motion will determine if and
how the Ontario action in which the Pet Valu Companies are to be named as
defendants will proceed.


    Certain information in this news release is forward-looking and is
subject to important risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking information
does not in any way reflect a guarantee. Factors which could cause actual
results or events to differ materially from current expectations include,
among other things: the outcome of legal proceedings; normal business
uncertainty; and changes in laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Pet
Valu Companies or the markets in which they operate. The Pet Valu Companies
caution that this is not an exhaustive list of factors that may affect the
forward-looking information in this news release. Potential investors and
readers are urged to give careful consideration to all of these factors in
evaluating any forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on such information. Results or events predicted in this
forward-looking information may differ materially from actual results or
    The Pet Valu group of companies are specialty retailers of pet food and
pet-related supplies operating company-owned and franchised locations in
Canada and the U.S.  The TSX stock symbol for Pet Valu Canada Inc., the Pet
Valu group's TSX-listed company, is PVC.

For further information:

For further information: Michael Fitzgerald, Secretary, (905) 946-1200,
extension 3503

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