Posted by Susan Thixton on May 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Do you know what this is a picture of? Take a guess. Hint: it has something to do with pet food. One picture is worth a thousand words. No judgment, just reality.
Provided by a friend.
This is a dump truck/trailer load full of a meat meal ingredient being delivered to a pet food manufacturing plant.
Similar deliveries of bulk ingredients are probably being unloaded at one or more pet food plants as you read this. The purpose of sharing this image is not to judge the quality of the ingredient (though not likely, this could be an image of the finest meat meal ingredient on the planet), the purpose of sharing this picture is for the reality of most pet food manufacturing to be known to all.
That ‘meat’ in the picture above could be the only meat ingredient in your pet food.
The ‘meat’ in the picture above has already been cooked once (and ground to a fine powder), next it will be cooked again during the extrusion process.
8,000 pound batches of pet food is a small batch of pet food.
I am not saying bulk pet food manufacturing is bad – I am saying these are the hard facts.
This is not what consumers think about, but it should be. It is the reality of mass produced food (human or pet).
Many thanks to the friend that sent TruthaboutPetFood.com this image.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
Association for Truth in Pet Food
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
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