The industrial food machine strikes back

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Recently, I opened a small pot of Jalna Yoghurt and found a white object poking out of the tub.

I assumed part of the yoghurt had frozen as the refrigerator regulator is often knocked onto the cold setting.

However, on closer inspection, the object was a big clump of plastic.

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I washed the yoghurt off to glimpse the plastic lump.  It looked like a twisted egg cup.

I emailed pictures of the plastic to Jalna.

Then I emailed the food health regulator.

Neither have responded.

Conglomerates make the food we buy from the supermarket shelf. We trust these companies to keep nasty contaminants out of food.

The incident is a stark reminder that manufacturing is a hidden process.

What else could be lurking within?

 

 

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Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.


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  1. My gosh. At first glace – in the top picture – the visual looks lie you have a human ear floating there. Could be worse, could be one of those huntsmen spiders found in Coles pre-prepared salads.

    • Yes, a huntsman would probably be much worse. At least I could see the lump of plastic before I started eating it.

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