Originally Posted by lilblu
I'm not sure what to think of that. I mean, I don't know if I should be totally put off by that. Stuff like that happens with human food too. One time I found one of those super hard plastic ties (the kind that are so hard they can barely be cut with scissors) in my hamburger bun. I bit right into it. I can't remember the brand but it was a brand name bread company. One time I found a dead cricket in a can of Green Giant green beans. Of course, nothing creeps me out as much as that time I found a live worm in a home grown tomato. Yuck! One of my mother's co-workers found a quarter in a donut she bought from a bakery.
But still, finding that plastic in the food is rather disturbing.
Yes, it is definately not a deal breaker as to whether to buy the food or not.
However, the whole incident made me question the quality control aspect of their food. I mean if that was allowed to enter the tinned food, what else has been "missed".
I did get notice from the company that they have added more screening...whether it is true or not, I do not know.
As well as when they recieved the plastic, I was told it looked like wrapping from the meat blocks. Fine and dandy, but I don't consider 7cm long to be a small piece of plastic.... I can see small pieces accidently making it into the food (I'm not saying it should, but it makes more sense that screening would miss a 1cm or smaller piece of plastic over a 7cm long piece. It circled around half the can)
I do feed their food.... I recieved a voucher for a case of food, and yes I used it. I am very cautious, making sure I chop up the food.... but I don't know. I will not be using their food in the long run.... too many issues as of late.
They seen to have problems with their food as of late...between the mold (or should I say "oxidized peas") and finding plastic in my food.... I question the company.
That said though, I think you'd find most foods have a history of recalls/or issues of some sort. In my searching, I have not been able to find a food that has never had a problem. So it comes down to weighing the pros and cons of each food.
I'm no help am I LOL