Employees at Mars Petcare kibble manufacturing facility exposed to pesticides on pet food ingredients?
This is an extraordinary story. A group of employees at a Mars Petcare kibble manufacturing facility are suing the company in negligence in exposing them to pesticides and other toxins in the preparation of pet food. How can employees of a company manufacturing dry pet food (kibble) be exposed to pesticides and other toxins? Well, what they're saying is that the raw materials coming into the factory from which the dry cat food was made had been fumigated. But the raw material was not listed as having been fumigated. It went straight into making the pet food. The word “fumigated" in this instance refers to being treated with phosphine gas. Phosphine is a pesticide. So pesticides were being introduced into the facility. There are monitors in the factory to detect these pesticides. This by the way proves that it is commonplace to have carcasses treated with pesticides. The employees claim that the monitoring of the presence of pesticides was illegally or fraudulently tamp