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Researchers at factory eat PET FOOD to make sure it tastes nice for cats and dogs 

Researchers at factory eat PET FOOD to make sure it tastes nice for cats and dogs

  • Channel 4 documentary Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory dropped the revelation 
  • Employees at manufacturer Mars eat the slop-like meals in quality control tests 
  • One employee said: ‘It taste like liver or kidney and I’m not a big fan of that’ 

Have you ever wondered what your dog’s dinner tastes like – but lack the stomach to find out?

Well a group of dedicated researchers at a pet food manufacturer have revealed all after tucking in themselves to ensure their products appeal to cats and dogs.

A Channel 4 documentary, Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory, has disclosed how employees at manufacturer Mars eat the slop-like meals in a quality control exercise that some might consider beyond the call of duty.

A Channel 4 documentary, Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory, has disclosed how employees at manufacturer Mars eat the slop-like meals in a quality control exercise that some might consider beyond the call of duty. Stock photo

Mars employee Joe Leveridge, said: ‘We do a panel every day where we look and smell the products.’ 

He added: ‘I’m the research and development consumer quality manager for the site so I do it to show that it’s safe to eat. I don’t enjoy eating it, it’s designed to be palatable for cats and dogs. People have a perception about pet food that it’s dirty.’

Mr Leveridge, who has worked for Mars for 20 years, said the food ‘tastes like offal’. 

He added: ‘For my palate it tastes like liver or kidney and I’m not a big fan of that as a food. 

Mars employee Joe Leveridge, said: 'I¿m the research and development consumer quality manager for the site so I do it to show that it¿s safe to eat. I don¿t enjoy eating it'. Stock photo

Mars employee Joe Leveridge, said: ‘I’m the research and development consumer quality manager for the site so I do it to show that it’s safe to eat. I don’t enjoy eating it’. Stock photo

‘It’s quite rich and nutritious so it’s got all the goodness in it… We design it to make sure it doesn’t cause any harm to people and the taste test is making sure people realise that. 

‘If we do get a smell that we’re not sure of we will block the product and then do an investigation.’

The documentary, to be shown on Thursday, is the first time cameras have been inside the Leicestershire factory, which makes a million pet food pouches a day. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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