QUOTE(FosterImposters @ Mar 29 2008, 07:12 PM)
Wow...has it really been a YEAR since this all hit the fan ???
Amazing isn't it!!!
Just as an FYI, I recently purchased (with a buy one get one free coupon) two containers of the new wet Beneful dog food. It comes in plastic tubs with a foil top seal under a plastic lid (sort of like a yogurt container). When putting away the food in my RV, one of the containers dropped off the counter onto the carpet. This popped the plastic lid off and dented the corner of the container enough that the foil seal came loose. (have to say: There was NO sign of any damage or anything to the container when I bought it, otherwise I wouldn't have!)
The STUFF that came out....well it wasn't dog food. IMHO it wasn't even spoiled dog food. It smelled and looked like....well imagine a black water tank that had sat full and unemptied in the summer sun for about eight years. Black liquid....ummm....crap.
Anyhow, after several calls to Purina (mfr of Beneful), and finally contacting the FDA, they sent out someone to pick this up. After it had absolutely RUINT everything in my fridge/freezer (even though it was in three ziploc bags, 2 paper bags, and 3 other plastic bags) where I stored it to wait for someone to respond! (STINK OMG!!!!!!!!)
Anyhow, the second container I purchased was okay....at least the seagulls seemed to think so (wasn't going to take a chance on feeding it to the dogs.....but it smelled ok, good actually!!!!, so I went ahead and left it out for the gulls!)
The containers have clear plastic bottoms, the 'bad' one just looked horrid dark black inside (of course, I didn't know what it was SUPPOSED to look like!) while the 'good' one looked like .... well...actually it looked like beef stew!!!
I trust Purina generally....but this was BAD. Even if it was a 'spoilage' problem, obviously the seal/packaging of this product needs to be re-worked, cuz I wouldn't have purchased it if there had been any dents/bulging/leaks/tears etc.
Just an FYI!!!
I hope anyone who had a furbaby harmed by the year ago (!!!) recall is doing well now!!!