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Author Topic: Blue plastic pieces in pet food  (Read 18939 times)
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E. Hamilton
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« on: September 08, 2007, 01:17:09 PM »

Pieces of blue plastic in pet food, canned AND dry I think have been reported by quite a few people it seems.

If contacted, the pet food companies blow it off ( big surprise) and say it is a piece of ingredient bags, send it back and get a refund. Now first off, if plastic bags are getting into the food that does not seem good to me, some of the pieces are kinda big, small pieces have SHARP edges and THAT aint good and the whole thing is just weird.

I have seen one of these pieces of plastic and it does not seem like a BAG material to me.
And now, looking at some older posts, there seems to be just a whole lot of blue plastic in pet food. Considering the other poisons, roadkill and scrap melamine and other garbage that gets tossed into pet food, this blue stuff may very well be the BEST ingredient in commercial pet food but it has me curious.

Anyone have any ideas?
Chunks of plastic to report?
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 05:42:59 PM »

re: blue plastic

I’ve read somewhere in the past, that this blue plastic may be ‘ear tags’ from the hogs and cows that are sent to the rendering plants and then find their way into the pet food.
 
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007, 07:22:43 PM »

I just got back from looking at this piece and it is NOT bag material and another person that I took for a witness says that it is sharp enough to perforate the stomach of a human. It has a sharp edge.

Some of the pics I am seeing , well, maybe this can be discussed in more private places.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 12:42:23 PM »

The pieces of plastic I keep finding [3 cans for cats] were blue and one black in the food. I put them all in a baggie and put them away. Now they look all dried out and are grayish and one with a red tint. Very crumblie and very sharp. Kind of a circuler shape to them. If I puch on them at all they will break into tiny pieces. Tiny sharp pieces. I have never seen anything like this before.
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Nabiya
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 12:54:24 PM »

I've seen the vitamin premix for animal/pet feed a blue color, also pink/red color.  Maybe it's the hardened premix and not plastic?
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E. Hamilton
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 02:39:30 PM »

Nabiya, the pieces I examined are NOT premix or anything like that, they are plastic SHARDS, stiff, sharp, plastic shards.
I have no idea if they contain other things and if I find out, may not be able to post results.
Not here, not after what happened on the canidae thread.

I have had access to test results from some things that people will NOT let me post now.

And right now, I do NOT blame them and will be taking a break.
 
Testing the food may be the wrong way to go anyway.
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Nabiya
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2007, 03:29:26 PM »

Nabiya, the pieces I examined are NOT premix or anything like that, they are plastic SHARDS, stiff, sharp, plastic shards.
I have no idea if they contain other things and if I find out, may not be able to post results.
Not here, not after what happened on the canidae thread.

I have had access to test results from some things that people will NOT let me post now.

And right now, I do NOT blame them and will be taking a break.
 
Testing the food may be the wrong way to go anyway.
E, I was responding more to Trudy's post since she mentioned blue and red and breaking into pieces and crumbs.  Next time I'll use the "quote" feature.
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2007, 05:58:42 PM »

Hello, No, I don't "think" they are any part of a vitamin, but i could be wrong. I just found 4 more pieces in the food. One looks like it is ridged plastic. Little ridged edges along it. the color in this was more like a black, dark tan. Very flexable while wet. But sharp edges. And it wants to curl. I might take it to the vets when I take the cat in.
Anyone got any ideas? Thanks,
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2007, 09:31:23 PM »

Would anyone care to share what brands/flavers they've personally found this plastic in; &/or the same on test results they've seen?
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2007, 10:33:26 PM »

E.Hamilton -
     I don't think that anyone on this forum would give someone a hard time if they posted well documented test results.  The problem with the Canidae thread was that the story was not presented well and there was a lack of documentation to back up a story that seemed to have a lot of holes.  It got out of hand, but that is not likely to happen if facts and documentation is presented from the beginning.  How is it being fair if you or your friends have information that might be critically important to the pet owners on this forum and you withhold it?  I have read your many rants bashing the pet food companies, the Pet Food Institute, the FDA, etc. etc. for not being honest and giving us important information so that we can protect the health and welfare of our pets.  Are you not doing the same thing by not sharing what you know?  Hinting that there may be food out there that is contaminated and then not letting anyone know the facts is not exactly acting in the best interest of the pet owners on this forum. 
   
     
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2007, 06:04:35 AM »

Copied this post by talliss from Dog Food by brand as poster may get more responses in this thread.

Hi I found what looks like a fleck of green plastic in my canned I/D diet from hills . Has anyone had any similar experience. Also any recommendations on what to do with this. I have the can and the fleck in zip lock bags.
Thanks.
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E. Hamilton
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 07:06:31 AM »

Mandycat,

I am not HINTING at anything, I am saying it right out, test results have been shared with me , permission for one to be posted was given and then withdrawn because of the attacks on people paying for testing.

In the second case, I voluntarily returned the test results without posting.

Document however you like when YOU are paying for the testing, nobody I know feels like paying the bill for testing and then taking MORE crap for helping others. Can't blame them.

Now, back to the plastic.


P.S. Paying for the pet poisons, paying for testing them and then giving the pet food companies monitoring these sites a lot of free information on what they need to cover up might not be the smartest idea.
But hey, knock yourself out.





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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2007, 10:03:22 AM »

I have a picture of the plastic , but I don't know how to post it?
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2007, 12:04:20 PM »

I agree with Donna . IMHO these forums should be a place where we can share our personal experience with pet food, If it made our pets ill what we did to try and help them ,and what we are doing now.

I want to know the truth as to what made my pets sick, how can I help them and what other peoples experiences have been with different foods and if they tested a food what the results were. It is my understanding the only places that were controlled by a moderator were the 2 forums moderated by DB and JM . I feel people need to speak freely and be treated with respect.
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2007, 01:20:59 PM »

I agree wholeheartedly with yl and others that people should not need to feel afraid to post information here.  I for one would like to know which foods those plastic pieces have (allegedly) been found in.  One of the reasons that I did not post in this forum for a long time, although I was reading it daily, is the nastiness and attacks that I saw happening, especially toward some new posters.  It reminded me of junior high, and I did not want to be a part of that. I'm not against disagreement; that is what discussion is for.  But disagreement can be done civilly and without personal attacks.

This forum is a great source of information and has probably saved the lives of many pets.  It would be even better if the occasional nasty attacks and personal slams could be eliminated.  I think a moderator has every right to edit out personal slams (like the person who accused someone of being crazy because she was menopausal or something like that).  If you want uncensored freedom of speech, it can go in the Ring.  Otherwise, as the guidelines say, "Keep the rest of the board clean."

Another thing my wise grandma used to say is, "You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar."

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