UK Pet Owner Finds Blue Dye In Pet Food

UK pet owner Elizabeth Afzal was about to serve her Yorkie, Bonnie, a Morrisons My Dog snack. She stopped when she noticed a blue stain running through the food.

Afzal said that the seal on the container wasn’t broken. When she opened it, she could tell the food was contaminated because there was blue dye all over the food. She didn’t think it was mold either.

She took the container back to Morrisons, the supermarket that she bought the pet snack from. Afzal said that the supermarket assured her that someone would contact her within two weeks. That was in April, and Morrisons still hasn’t told her what the problem was with Bonnie’s food.

Afzal has received three letters from Morrisons saying that they don’t know what the problem is. They explained that their food comes from a supplier and they have to wait for a response from the supplier.

From Paisley Daily Express:

One letter Mrs Afzal received from Morrisons read: “We are still pursuing your complaint with our suppliers and, as yet, are unable to bring the matter to a conclusion.”

The fed-up Paisley mum, whose daughter Yasmin is horrified by the thought of anything bad happening to Bonnie, said: “It’s just not good enough. I want some answers.”

Mrs Afzal said seven-year-old Bonnie was used to eating My Dog – a meaty snack – but, following the contamination scare, the pooch has been put on dry food for the time being.

A spokeswoman for Morrisons told the Paisley Daily Express: “We regret the length of time it has taken to fully investigate this matter but this has been mainly due to the thoroughness of our inquiries with the supplier.

“We are in the process of writing to Elizabeth Afzal to update her on our findings and apologize for the delay.

“Our production processes ensure that products go through stringent procedures and these are reviewed regularly.”

(Thanks menusux)

9 Responses to “UK Pet Owner Finds Blue Dye In Pet Food”

  1. julia says:

    According to the book I’m reading, “Not on the label” by Felicity Lawrence, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) requires factories to stain with blue dye all high risk poultry waste (not sure if this applies to pork and beef), that is, birds that are sick and diseased. It looks like they put it in pet food now:-(

  2. Roberto P. says:

    julia, that sounds like someone has been caught doing the 4-D’s thing that they claim they don’t do.

  3. julia says:

    Yep Roberto, it seems that the UK and US have a lot in common when it comes to pet food.

  4. mittens says:

    and because the company opend a can from a similar run date and found no blue dye there was therefore no blue dye in the food…

    doubleplusgood.

  5. Roberto P. says:

    and don’t forget, Mittens, the owner must be stupid, crazy, or both.

    (And the run was how many thousands of cans?)

  6. Katie says:

    Wonder if they are members of the PFI? sounds like the same spiel.

    Katie

  7. Jenny Bark says:

    Always the same bs and they get away with it to so many people.
    Julie I’m going to try to find that book, sounds like good reading. Thanks.

  8. Lorna says:

    julia says:

    According to the book I’m reading, “Not on the label” by Felicity Lawrence, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) requires factories to stain with blue dye all high risk poultry waste (not sure if this applies to pork and beef), that is, birds that are sick and diseased. It looks like they put it in pet food now:-(

    Julia,I would say that they are CAUGHT “now” but have been using the 4 D’s in pet food for a LONG TIME.
    I suppose that some people will still not believe it(the intentional adulteration of pet food) goes on.I don’t know how many more mistakes (slip ups…oops ) the pet food companies will have to make before there is no doubt in anyone’s mind .
    Not only that but there are so many reports here and elsewhere by people whose pets are so much livelier,have better coats,good ears,and so on,now that they are eating real food,whether cooked or raw.Surely people don’t think THAT’S a coincidence?

    Lorna

  9. Trudy Jackson says:

    Sounds like the black plastic I got in My cat food?


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