A semi-truck carrying “chopped dead fish” meant for cat food overturned in Washington state. The picture posted speaks to the many truths of pet food.
This fishy accident happened in 2012 – but the image still speaks volumes about pet food. From Seattlepi.com…
Notice – this trailer, hauling this huge load of scrap pieces of fish – is not refrigerated. Pet food (excuse me…pet feed) regulations do not require raw materials to be transported or warehoused under refrigeration or frozen. In other words – pet feed ingredients such as meat or fish – could be spoiling/rotting for days before it becomes a pet food (feed).
Below is a video put together by Discovery/Science Channel’s How It’s Made. This episode is how kibble is made.
This video is an interesting look into how kibble is manufactured (notice the dirty equipment). At about 38 seconds into the video, you’ll see this image below…
This is meat meal. This brown powder being added into the pet food is the ‘meat’ source of the pet food.
Here is a picture (provided to me by a pet food manufacturing employee) of meat meal being unloaded at a pet food plant.
If pet food consumers were told the truth on the labels of pet food, this would be the look of most pet foods on store shelves…
But…as we all can guess…the above labels probably wouldn’t sell much pet food would it?
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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