It’s not often when you find a newspaper article about a rendering company. It’s even less often when you read they make (and are proud of) their own pet food line made from dead livestock.
Nebraska By-Products is a rendering company that removes dead stock (dead livestock from farms and feedlot operations) within a 200 mile range of Lexington, Nebraska. They also make Happy Hounds Dog food; a “red meat product” for greyhounds and sled dogs.
Quoting from the article…
“One of the most important issues for a rendering facility is the promptness of retrieving the fallen animal. Deterioration leads to lower product value.” http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/article_6988c774-d2dd-11de-8db5-001cc4c002e0.html
Note in the picture the packaging of Happy Hounds product –
Unfit for Human Consumption
The FDA definition of Denaturing: Decharacterization of a product, whereby it is made unusable for its originally intended purpose. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ICECI/Inspections/IOM/UCM123504.pdf
Approved FDA denaturing agents include crude carbolic acid, fuel oil, or citronella.
Source: Food Pets Die For by Ann Martin excerpt. http://www.homevet.com/petcare/foodbook.html
And by the way, the Happy Hounds product is an obvious violation of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Law. Federal law states that no food (human or animal) can contain any part of a diseased animal or an animal that has died other than by slaughter.
Instead of authorities stopping this company from selling a food product that violates Federal law, a newspaper brags on the fact their sales have increased to sales in ten states and that some of the product is used by sled dogs that race in the Iditarod.
Those poor sled dogs and greyhounds.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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