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« on: February 08, 2011, 03:52:30 PM »

I've opened a batch of March and August 3oz Turkey and have noticed something that looks gooey and deep red mixed in the food (sigh).  Has anyone noticed this and if so would you know what it is?
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 05:01:23 PM »

cats8398, I use quite a bit of Wellness turkey in 3oz cans.  I don't recall seeing anything quite like what you describe.  Do you have more detail on the exact dates?  If I have any of the same date, I'll check a can.  Did you by any chance take a picture of the stuff?

You might also email Wellness and ask them what they think it is, if you haven't already.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011, 08:18:27 AM »

Yep. That's why I stopped using the May to August dates of the 3 oz Turkey and Chicken.

It looks like when it was processed, the food formed pockets where blood collected and cooked but didn't rise to the surface. You normally see this in the center of some cans where it wind up on top of the food. Here, it looked like the food was overly dry and cooking it wasn't able to make it rise to the top. It also looks like, in some of these cans, that there are pockets of jelly, perhaps guar gum that weren't in previous cans. I've fed some of these with no adverse reactions but I've since switched to 12.5 oz ANI-made cans with good success. The cats like these batches much better (numbers posted in the Wellness food experience thread).
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 05:17:51 PM »

The reddish goo to me looked like uncooked food and yes it seems to be in swirls in the middle.  I hope its not uncooked.  I don't have all the dates (one is Mar 13 12:54 and 23 Aug 13 11:50... both 7wtc and the camera's on the fritz.  I never would have noticed it because I don't typically inspect Wellness foods but since I noticed this, I've started. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 05:42:05 PM »

Thanks for the info, cats8398.  If I have any of those dates, I'll make sure to look at them extra closely before feeding.
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