Saturday, October 06, 2007

Hey, Wal-Mart! Where's The Rat's Ass?

True story...

A woman in Utah found a rat's head in a can of green beans she bought at Wal-Mart.

The canning company execs claim the woman's not the victim; their company is... because of the negative media coverage.

Rodent head in your green beans? No problem, canner says - it's 'commercially sterile'
By Brianna Lange
The Salt Lake Tribune

A rodent head found by a Lehi woman in a can of green beans would be safe to eat, the company's spokesman said Thursday. But Marianne Watson, the woman who found the head in the can bought from a Wal-Mart store, rejected a $100 settlement that Allen Canning offered her if she signed a liability release.

"There's no way that product could have hurt her," Allen Canning spokesman James Phillips said in a telephone interview. "This rodent was rendered commercially sterile. We cook each can individually at a temperature up to 265 degrees."

Even so, Phillips said the rat head wouldn't be welcome at his home. "I'd hate to even think about seeing the same thing on my kitchen table."

Watson bought the can from the American Fork Wal-Mart store on Sept. 28. On Sunday, when she opened the can to prepare lunch for her family, she found the rodent head.

The Arkansas-based company called the check it sent Watson a "gesture of good will," but assured her that it was not an admission of liability.

"It's a $100 bribe," Watson said. "It's insulting, and I felt they were disingenuous. I feel like they're asking me to view them as good farmers, but they're just protecting their tails."

Phillips says that Watson isn't the victim, though.

"You can be assured that the people who've been hurt by this is us. She's trying to ruin us through the media."

Check the Allen can labels for the tainted batch number: 34CG262162.

You might be the lucky sot to find the rat's ass!

And don't forget to shop at Wal-Mart for all your gift purchases!

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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