By-Products and Meat Meal
Red flags go up when people see that dog food contains by-products. But this doesn’t necessarily mean gooey mystery meat. “By-products have a very specific legal definition that in no way implies lack of quality,” says Parker. These are simply ingredients left over from making another product or ingredient. In human food, broths are a by-product. In dog food, by-products can include organ meats, like liver, kidney, and spleen, which many people consider delicacies for their four-legged friends. Similarly, because something is meat meal doesn’t mean it’s low or high quality. This usually describes meat that has been dehydrated, often to make shipping more cost effective.
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