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PostSubject: Ingredient Splitting   Ingredient Splitting EmptyThu Oct 28, 2021 1:05 pm

I tried to decide whether to put this here or down in off topic but thought that since it does involve food, I'd be better off here.

Ingredient Splitting — Deceptive Dog Food Labeling Trick

I wonder how big a problem this really is since I think most people who have pets actually look at the entire ingredients list - don't you?

What comments do you have???

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PostSubject: Re: Ingredient Splitting   Ingredient Splitting EmptyThu Oct 28, 2021 6:22 pm

Ok you got me. I went and looked at MY bag of dog food and im not exactly sure if they do splitting but i did notice a few things. So first handful of ingredients are boar goat lamb pork lamb meal boar meal mutton meal pork meal followed by some non meat things (no splitting) but mutton meal and lamb meal why not just call it sheep meal and depending on where the boar is from, it might be feral hog and not boar.

Meat meal is also deceptive. They call it meat meal because its things you might not want your dog eating. Usually its horse. Prior to ww2 (and kibble) thats mostly what dog food was. Some unethical companies have also used euthanized animals in meat meal which has led to recalls and deaths from euthanasia drugs.

A subsidiary of jbs that makes beef meal locally was fined for using rotting maggot infected meat and cows that had died in the field 2 months ago and then a week ago was caught picking up road kill. Their #1 buyer is the purina factory in denver. Very remincent of whats going on with sunshine mills and the recent usda letter. Thank you usda for labeling dog food a feed and not a food and saying people's pets dont matter.

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PostSubject: Re: Ingredient Splitting   Ingredient Splitting EmptyMon Nov 01, 2021 11:19 am

Mine does split the rice into white and brown. I'm not overly surprised or bothered by it. Since everything is ordered by pre-cooked weight it doesn't make sense to think that raw meat that is majority water before cooking would still be the bulk weight of the kibble after cooking and all the water is processed out of it.

Raw feeding goes through a little bit of a similar argument as dry basis raw is high protein feeding but by weight it isn't because the majority of raw feeding weight is water weight. Perspective.

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