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“POLICY: Pet food consisting of material from diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter, which is in violation of 402(a)(5) will not ordinarily be actionable, if it is not otherwise in violation of the law. It will be considered fit for animal consumption.”
This means that some pet food ingredients are sourced from diseased animals or euthanized animals. There are many more FDA Compliance Policies that allow filth contaminated ingredients, rodent or bird feces contaminated ingredients, and even chemical contaminated ingredients into pet foods. Click Here to learn more about FDA Compliance Policies.
In 2007, thousands of dogs and cats in the U.S. died due to contaminated pet food ingredients sourced from China. In just the past year and a half, the FDA has received reports on the death of more than 300 pets linked to Chinese imported jerky treats.
You’d think that pet food manufacturers would be avoiding ingredients sourced from China – but that’s not true. Actually, dog food and cat food (and pet food ingredients) imports from China have increased by more than 30 million pounds in just five years! (Source: Food and Water Watch)
Pet food labels or television commercials can show images of fresh meat and fresh vegetables. But, because of numerous FDA Compliance Policies (675.100, 675.200, 675.400, 690.300)…
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