Waiter, theres a fly in my soup...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BeachFlock, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. BeachFlock

    BeachFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    I like to add garlic powder to my chickens’s feed. Last week, I purchased a new container, and as i was emptying the old garlic powder to top off the new, a mummified fly fell out. So, doing what any normal person might, I checked the rest of my McCormick spices for flies. Ive been purchasing this brand for 20yrs and never saw a fly, but it was a “just in case” type of thing. I dont always cook my spices, sometimes I have a bag of McDonalds fries and I will add garlic powder to it for instant cheap garlic fries. I emailed the company and it was a heads up, this container was used to season my chicken’s feed, if someone else found it, it could have been worse, could you please check production. No biggie.

    Today, I got this email:
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    Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We are sorry for your disappointing experience with our Garlic Powder and hope you will accept our apologies.


    We exercise every care in the production and packaging of our products in order to bring you the highest quality possible. Our ingredients are cleaned and processed using state of the art methods, and we are trying to understand how this might happen. We appreciate your assistance answering the following questions to assist our Quality Assurance department in their investigation.

    • When was this product purchased?
    • What is the name of the store where this item was purchased?
    • Where is the store located (city and state)?
    • When was this item initially opened and where is it stored?

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    Im tryin really hard to not be offended by that last question. Yes lady, I store the garlic powder open, next to my chicken coop where all the poop is and dont know where this mummified fly at the bottom of your garlic container came from.

    The initial email I submitted, already answered those questions. So perhaps they dont care and they cant read? Lol.

    McCormick cares that there are dead flies in your human grade garlic powder.

    ~ BeachFlock
    Life and adventures of 1 roo and his 4 ladies.
     

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  2. sfgwife

    sfgwife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just sounds like the normal questions they ask. Nothin against you as a person.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Yeah, pretty gross to find bugs in your food. :sick
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Don't ever research the amount of insect parts (or rodent feces) allowed in food products. :sick
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I'm EATING over here sour!!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    :oops: Fruit fly parts contain protein.
     
  7. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 Be the change you wish to see. Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    UGH! :sick Now I need to stop eating. :smack

    :lol:
     
  9. BeachFlock

    BeachFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    I suppose it wasnt. I just felt a little off about it, and honestly what kind of answer is she expectin? I keep it in the bathroom? :lol: Dont most people keep it in the kitchen?However, it was a little disturbing to see a full grown mummy fly. I considered giving it to one of my hens but it just fell apart when I picked it up.
     
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    :confused: You never know, some people are really dumb.

    That's rather disgusting. :sick Hopefully they find out how exactly it got in there.
     

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