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Woman buys over $1K worth of tainted food

post #1 of 21
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Wow!! I guess its nice of her to do that, but can you imagine??

http://home.peoplepc.com/psp/newssto...03221915857501
post #2 of 21
I was going to post a thread about this until I saw your thread!

Here's 2 more links regarding this.... http://www.beaufortgazette.com/local...-5728108c.html

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline...man_buys_.html
post #3 of 21
WOW tht is alot of money to spend on food that she can't use now. WOW
post #4 of 21
I wonder what she's going to do with it? You can't put it in the trash or dumpster because someone might see it and take it.

I guess she'd have to open all the cans and what... flush the contents? I think it's great that she put ads in the papers. She sounds like a caring person.
post #5 of 21
I thought the stores HAD to pull them off of the shelves.....in all of my stores, even the grocery store, all Iams cans were pulled.....you couldn't buy it if you tried....and this was Saturday, the day the list came out.....
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by lovinmom828 View Post
WOW tht is alot of money to spend on food that she can't use now. WOW
Well I'm guessing she bought the food so that people with cats who aren't aware of the recall won't go into the store and buy the food and poison their cats. That is quite nice of her to do although I'd have just put out signs in front of the store that explain the situation. The newspaper thing was also a good idea.
post #7 of 21
You could spay and neuter a LOT of cats with a grand. Better use of the money, IMO.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
You could spay and neuter a LOT of cats with a grand. Better use of the money, IMO.
I agree! And she could have just insisted the store pull the tainted food rather than buying it! And if they wouldn't, well there's always the local press to force the issue!
post #9 of 21
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I agree! And she could have just insisted the store pull the tainted food rather than buying it! And if they wouldn't, well there's always the local press to force the issue!
I agree.... I was really surprised but it shows she really cares and is very proactive..
post #10 of 21
It was a voluntary recall... and yes, technically the stores should've pulled it but alot of them hadn't and there isn't anything legal about it.

Went to Kroger's yesterday and asked if the recalled food was pulled and the kid just kinda grunted a yes at me, I don't think he knew for sure. I'm sure the vast majority of stores did the best they could but it's human error in reading all those serial numbers and determining what should or should not be on the shelf.

It sounds like she just bought all they had of the brands... not just the recalled ones. If they are recalled ones she should get her money back. Strange way to go about it.
post #11 of 21
That's a one dedicated woman. Hopefully she is more involved in the animal community and that her money is also spent towards helping animals.
post #12 of 21
I think that seems a little silly. I'd be strongly advocating the store to stop selling the cans instead. I mean they're probably just going to go and buy more...

I would donate the money instead to people who's kitties are getting sick from this and can't afford treatment...
post #13 of 21
There is a Petland here in NYC that is still selling recalled pet food without even a notice anywhere in the store. I can't imagine that anyone who has a pet hasn't heard of this recall but it's possible.

When I asked the store manager, he said the recall was voluntary and he didn't have to pull the merchandise from the shelves.
post #14 of 21
That's stil silly to me though that the people who resell the food don't at least put signs up. That would be one way to get the word out.

Then again though I could see it detering sales and private owners may not want to do that.
post #15 of 21
I was on the phone today with our sat. provider. And whenever they to me to hold for a sec. while they checked something. Well me and hubby would talk about the recent recall and the rat poison. Apparently she over heard and asked me about what recall. I told her and directed her to the menu food website to see what all was recalled. So it is possible that people still know nothing about this.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
I think that seems a little silly. I'd be strongly advocating the store to stop selling the cans instead. I mean they're probably just going to go and buy more...

I would donate the money instead to people who's kitties are getting sick from this and can't afford treatment...
I agree, there are far more 'free' options she had for stopping people buying the food (and my walmart pulled it all)
post #17 of 21
I was in my local Independant Grocer the other day, and you wouldn't know anythng was going on. Other than a couple of empty spaces on the shelf (this would have been the Iams and President's Choice) there was nothing to tell pet owners about the recall - no notices posted or anything!
post #18 of 21
Well how about we all make it our mission to go to the pet food section of every store we go to that sells pet food and make sure the food has been recalled.

If it isn't speak to the store manager. If they don't listen, talk to the local newspapers.

I'm sorry if it costs the store to pull those products, but animals lives are literally at stake.
post #19 of 21
That is nice of her. I can say for a fact not all the food has been pulled. We went to WalMart and some of the shelves were empty but you can still see some of the cans that should've been pulled. We bought some wet dog food but when the lady went to ring it up, she told us she can't sell it. Against the policy since it's on recall. Petsmarts' Nutro section was void of pouches and only had the loaf in cans.
post #20 of 21
OK this just made me disrespect the woman. B and I were talking about it last night and I just found the article that he saw.
SC Woman buys $1000 worth of pet food

When she returned back on that Wednesday the store employees were taking the food off the shelf, but she was still looking to buy more of the food to trash. That's when the store asked her to leave.

I know its dedication and all, but buying everything doesn't help the company who recalled the product to isolate the situation. Like someone else said, she should have been talking with the store manager.
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
You could spay and neuter a LOT of cats with a grand. Better use of the money, IMO.
I agree! I think it is frivilious and unwise to spend $1000 on food that you KNOW is tainted and useless. I can see why she did it and that she has a kind heart- but i do not think she was being a very wise steward of her money- that was a complete waste of $1000 considering stores were supposed to pull those items anyways. It would have been much better had that money gone towards spay/neuters - thousands of animals are euthanized/killed every year due to overpopulation- more than have been killed/sickened/ill from this recall -it seems as if that would have been a wiser choice to invest in. Eithor way- she seems like a kind person with a big heart....but i do not think wasting that kind of money on something you can not use is wise. It's brash spending impulses like that which drive people into debt and when people get themselves into debt, it's the tax payers who have to compensate for it. I do not want my tax money going towards that.
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