MYTH: PET FOODS CONTAINING INGREDIENTS LISTED AS “BY-PRODUCTS” ARE INFERIOR.
FACT: By-products are common ingredients in both human and pet food.
- A by-product is simply “something produced in the making of something else.”
- When processing soybeans, for example, the by-product vitamin E is produced
- Mixed tocopherols (such as vitamin E), used as natural preservatives in pet foods, are by-products of the soybean industry
- Vegetable oils (such as fl axseed oil, rice bran oil, corn oil and soy oil) are by-products extracted from seeds that are processed for consumption purposes
- Chicken fat is a by-product of the chicken industry
- Pork, chicken and beef liver are internal organs of animals used for human consumption
- Beet pulp is dried residue from sugar beets
- Tomato pomace comes from tomato skins, pulp and seeds
What do vitamin E, JELL-O® brand gelatin, beef bouillon and lamb meal have in common?
They’re all by-products!