Woolworths denies causing cat deaths
Although the contaminant pet food scare seems to be
over at Woolworths, claims are coming in that cats are not dying from eating
Woolworth's products. Woolworths is denying the claims.
This in the wake of reports that Port Shepstone
resident Juanita Visser had lost lost six of her 12 cats after they had eaten
Woolworths pet food.
As a precaution the chain store has
sent samples of the food, including those received from Visser, to laboratories
in the United Kingdom and Germany for testing. Two products contaminated
Last month, Woolworths
withdrawn all Woolworths branded dry dog and cat food from its shelves, due to
micro traces of a contaminant which has been identified in some batches of
Woolworths labelled dry dog food.
Extensive independent laboratory tests found that two dog
food products had minute traces of ethylene glycol: Woolworths Senior and
Woolworths Lite products. However, all other tests came back negative and
without any traces of contamination.Nothing to hide
"As far as we are currently aware, none
of the illness or deaths can be attributed to the only two products that tested
positive for ethylene glycol on February 13. We are doing everything in our
power to try to get to the bottom of this. We even went as far as testing stock
dating back from October and so far we have no fathomable proof that there is
something wrong with our product," said Julian Novak, head of Woolworths
"We understand it is a frustrating time for pet owners such
as Juanita Visser and our sympathy goes out to them because we are pet owners
ourselves. We are not trying to hide anything and as soon as we know something
we will notify the media and all our customers who have been experiencing
problems they believe were caused by our product. We will keep trying to get to
the bottom of this and until then we cannot actually confirm anything," said
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