Ingredients insight: animal proteins in pet food
Ingredients myth buster – watch this clip to discover the truth about meat and animal derivatives.
To ensure safe and nutritious products, there are strict rules governing the ingredients that can be used in pet food. The pet food industry uses surplus products from the human food chain all of which must come from animals that have been slaughtered under veterinary supervision and meet the very high standards set in EU legislation.
• Waste products, road kill, diseased meat etc.
• Dairy products and eggs
• Vegetables and legumes such as potatoes and soybeans
• Cereals (as well as providing a good source of energy, cereals can provide a proportion of the protein)