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 flaxseed 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!