Family Finds Rat in Bottle of Soda After Drinking Half of It
John Graves in Katy, Texas was watching his three-year-old grandson Kayden on Sunday. And because grandparents have no rules, Kayden drank half of a 20-ounce bottle of Dr. Pepper.
That's when they noticed something floating in the bottle. When they took the label off to get a look at it, they realized it was a rat.
They took a picture, and it's pretty disgusting, you can see the beady eyes, the teeth, the ears, everything. Then they took Kayden to the doctor to make sure he didn't get any diseases.
Dr. Pepper says they're investigating:
Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our consumers. We take all consumer complaints very seriously, are very concerned about the call we received today from Mr. Graves and are investigating it as best as we can.
What we know from our experience is that given the controls and safeguards we have in our production facilities it is virtually impossible for any foreign object to enter any container during the bottling process. All of our containers enter our facility on pallets in our warehouse and remain covered until the moment they are placed on our high-speed filling lines. Once on the filling lines, they are inverted and rinsed out before they are filled and capped.
We have offered to dispatch a courier to pick up the product to take it out for testing by a third-party forensics laboratory, but the consumer has declined this request. This lab would be able to analyze any rodent that got into the product, determine how it entered the container and even inspect the contents of its stomach. This process can take 6-8 weeks to yield conclusive findings. Until we have the opportunity to review the contents, we don't have a way to do a full investigation.
Pretty sure that's corporate speak for "We think this is a hoax."
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