Skip to comments.Bird's Head In Bean Can; Company Seeks Answers
Posted on 02/21/2006 5:28:28 PM PST by nickcarraway
Indiana Canning Plant Baffled By Illinois Woman's
EATON, Ind. -- The manager of an Indiana canning plant said Monday that he did not know how it could have produced a can of pinto beans with a bird's head inside as claimed by an Illinois woman.
Chicago-based La Preferida Inc. announced a voluntary recall on Friday of a limited number of its cans as it investigated how the head ended up in the 15-ounce can.
David Morrow, general manager of Eaton-based Meridian Foods, said he was eager for answers about the discovery last week by a DeKalb woman who reported buying the can at a grocery store in nearby Aurora.
"We don't know anything, and we are waiting on the results of tests," Morrow told The Star Press of Muncie. "We have procedures in place to prevent these things from happening, and we have reviewed those procedures."
A canning company for 40 years, Meridian has been owned by Clinton, Mich.-based Eden Foods since 1994. Meridian is Eden's sole canning plant.
The 29-employee plant about 10 miles north of Muncie packs about a dozen varieties of cooked-in-the-can beans.
The La Preferida beans covered by the recall have the lot number 5348 MF on the can lids. The batch was canned Dec. 14 and is marked by a best-buy date of Dec. 14, 2007, La Preferida said.
Time to count the geeks.
Is she suing? I suspect an attempted fraud.
It happens, they need to get over it.
Does this company have any ties to Birds Eye foods?
She should just eat it and move on.
She got free food! They should send a bill to her.
"Oh, that's different."
E's not dead, E's just sleepin.
...and it had a human finger in its mouth that had been dipped in Wendy's chili.
Yeah, this sounds like something out of that "Strange Brew" scene where Doug & Bob McKenzie put a baby mouse inside a beer bottle and fed it for a couple of months until it got real big -- so they could bring it to the bottling plant and get tons of free beer in exchange for a promise not to sue.
4 and 20 black birds baked in a pie......
Can't believe I got here 1st with that!
[She got free food! They should send a bill to her.]
They did. It was attached to the bird's head.
Well, I sure hope it's fraud and not for real. I have consumed many of Eden's canned goods over the years. I have not noticed any bird heads or even feathers! It is so much trouble cooking beans for hours in a crock pot when you can just get them from a can and heat them. I hope we find out if this is true or a fraud -- this is kind of gross.
We need a picture of Sen. Birds head in a bean can.
Oh, how can you be so suspicious? Although it does kinda remind me of the Wendy's chilli con finger episode last year.