Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Miteful. Maggotful. Beneful.

The Consumerist has got not one, but two reports of maggots found in Purina Beneful dog food during the past few days. The first customer contacted Purina about the problem and was told:

"As soon as our food leaves our factory, it is no longer our responsibility."

Which sounds eerily similar to Purina's response to the mitey Beneful found in VA:

"We're slightly puzzled, but infestation in grain based foods can happen anytime after our products leave our manufacturing facility."

Gross-out alert. Shoot, I should have put that at the beginning huh?


jan said...

I had insects in a package of human food a few years ago and they had the same excuse: they were not responsible for anything that entered their waterproof package after it left the factory.


YesBiscuit! said...

I'm not sure which I like least: the idea that these people would dishonestly try to avoid taking responsibility for their products or the idea that they actually believe what they are saying...

Caveat said...

Well, it is possible that these things could happen due to careless storage after the bag is opened at home. I get it.

However, extending that to the transport company and/or store shelves? That means an investigation at the factory is required and what's the political will for that process likely to be?


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