Would you leave meat outside in the sun and heat, exposed to rodent and bug infestation? And then cook that meat for your family? That’s how many pet food meats are prepared.
Keep in mind as you read this, the FDA and each State government authority thinks this quality of meat is perfectly safe for pets to consume. (It’s against the law, but FDA and each State Department of Agriculture isn’t concerned about law.)
There is a rendering plant in Paducah, Kentucky – “which makes pet food ingredients” – that is coming under fire from some neighbors regarding the smell of the plant. From the NBC news station in Paducah, Kentucky (bold added for emphasis)…
“Dennis Jackson lives not even 100 feet from the Dar Pro plant in Paducah, and he’s reminded of it every day. The smell keeps him inside.”
“The company, which makes pet food ingredients, is working on a plan to reduce the odor. Last month, it told Paducah city leaders that bay doors would be kept closed and containers full of materials would now stay inside. Jackson said the smell is not as bad, but it’s still prominent. “They made a little progress, but still at times it still gets pretty raunchy out here,” he said.”
The WPSD Paducah news station also posted a response letter from the rendering plant to city officials. A few quotes from the DarPro rendering plant letter…
“In response the following is a summary of the steps being taken to prevent the potential for odor from the facility.
1. Containers and trailers used for the collection of general refuse and recyclable materials from the process will be staged indoors.
3. The volume of the above mentioned materials will be reduced by way of instituting the use of returnable containers with our feed stock providers.”
Raw meat pet food ingredients were stored outside in the sun and heat, plus surely were infested with rodents and bugs. With certainty these raw meat ingredients were building massive amounts of dangerous bacteria by the second (producing extreme amounts of deadly endotoxins after processing).
“General refuse” is included in the processing of pet food ingredients.
“Feed stock providers” means livestock producers. Which means whole dead animals will be stored in “returnable containers” at farms – again in the heat and exposed to insect infestation – until pickup by DarPro and processing into pet food ingredients.
Not with human food.
This same method of ‘food’ production is not allowed in human food. As example, a recall just happened for “approximately 662,049 pounds of various meat and poultry products” destined for human consumption. From Food Safety News: “The FSIS OIEA investigator discovered that the product was being stored under insanitary conditions, including rodent activity, in the storage areas of the property. FSIS and the establishment detained the remaining product. The items subsequently tested positive for alkaline phosphatase, demonstrating evidence of possible fecal matter.”
But perfectly fine for pet food.
The FDA openly ignores federal law telling pet food manufacturers…(from FDA Compliance Policy 690.300)…
“Pet food consisting of material from diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter…will be considered fit for animal consumption.”
It is simply insanity for regulatory authorities to call pet food ‘food’ when it is allowed to be sourced from rotting, bug and rodent infested meat – with a side of ‘general refuse’ sourced from dead non-slaughtered animals. Insanity. This madness has to stop.
This won’t happen, but for kicks…
Challenge to FDA and each State Department of Agriculture
Pet food consumers that take issue with regulatory allowance of diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter, exposed to weather, rodent and bug infestation into pet food challenge all regulatory authorities to consume pet food made with this material for 6 months; an AAFCO feeding trial for those that allow law to be ignored. It’s food, right? It’s safe, right? That’s what you tell us. Prove it. You eat it for six months and then we’ll talk.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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