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On Sunday morning I bought 4 bottles of isotonic drink from a national supermarket chain. I was drinking them throughout the day during a bike ride I went on.
On my way back, very close to my house, I opened the last, 4th bottle, and took a sip. It tasted odd, but I thought I might just be tired after cycling for almost the whole day and maybe it's affecting my taste buds. I took another sip but it still tastes strange. I got suspicious, and smell the drink properly, and it smelt of some kind of solvent, like maybe diluted nail polish remover.
There was some kind of strange substance sort of crystallising, looking a bit like jelly fish forming the the centre of the bottle.
I only had about 50ml of that drink, so I'm not worried about my well-being, although I did take today off work as I wasn't feeling very well in the morning. I'm not sure if these two events are related, or just overlap.
Clearly this isn't supposed to be there - what are the next reasonable steps I could take? I was thinking of possibly getting the substance tested.
Someone told me that it looks like some toxic substance from the plastic could have gotten into the bottle during the manufacturing process, and I could sue the company for negligence.
I've asked for a copy of the complaints procedure from the supermarket, but I didn't mention what it is regarding. I did not hear from them yet (I have emailed).