Royal Canin Will Now Use Chicken BY-PRODUCTS

 Royal Canin will now be using Chicken BY-PRODUCTS in their food! :-0…ByProducts.pdf

There is a difference:

AAFCO definition Chicken/Poultry Meal

AAFCO definition Chicken/Poultry By-Product Meal

“Poultry Meal is the dry rendered product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of poultry or a combination thereof, exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.”

“Poultry By-Product Meal consists of the ground, rendered, clean parts of the carcass of slaughtered poultry, such as necks, feet, undeveloped eggs, and intestines (poop and parasites!), exclusive of feathers, except in such amounts as MIGHT occur unavoidably in good processing practices.”  SERIOUSLY….MIGHT???

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5 thoughts on “Royal Canin Will Now Use Chicken BY-PRODUCTS

  • May 28, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Reminds me of a strange vision I had the other day in the supermarket, when for a moment I saw only shelves filled with chemicals and plastic.
    Karen, have you checked out Infinia dog food? It is a new brand in our area, and I am hoping you have done your usual research.

  • May 28, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Well that is the end of Royal Canin for me.

  • May 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Hey Ann,
    Here is some info on Infinia:
    Seems to be a vegetable based product, no info given as to WHERE they source their meat and other ingredients from (i emailed them)…..very vague site.
    Below are some rather interesting things I found while sleuthing!
    *PMI manufactures the following brands: Infinia, Exclusive and Red Flannel Brands.
    *PMI/Purina Mills is owned by Land O Lakes! This CA Transparency in Supply Chains Act Disclosure is on the bottom of this page.

    *Although this wasn’t a dog food recall Molly Morrisett of Poisoned Pets reports July 23, 2012 that they recalled feed from turtle food to primate foods due to a mistake in the amount of Vit. D they put in the food!: PMI Nutrition International (Purina Mills International) announced the expansion of an already expanded global recall of a vast number of exotic animal feeds due to the possibility of excessive levels of vitamin D, distributed internationally. Land O’Lakes and its subsidiary PMI Nutrition International issued a fourth recall of products manufactured at Land O’Lakes’ Richmond, Ind.-based plant due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels, the companies reported Friday. Earlier this month, PMI Nutrition recalled four lots of feed after receiving customer complaints of animal illness and death. A few days later, PMI expanded the recall to include three additional lots of feed, and about a week after that, PMI further expanded the recall to include several lots of Aquamax feed and dozens of additional lots of LabDiet and Mazuri feed. On the same day, Land O’Lakes Purina Feed recalled several lots of feed manufactured at the same Richmond plant where the PMI products were manufactured and Feed Solutions, a DBA of Land O’Lakes, also recalled several lots manufactured in Richmond that were distributed to Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply stores.
    *PMI makes food for lab animals:
    *Factory where food for lab animals is made
    *There were a few references that PMI shared or previously shared a Diamond Manufacturing plant, but I cannot confirm this.
    So, I’d stick with Nature’s Variety (just not the rabbit flavor)!
    Hope this helps! 🙂

  • May 29, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Thank you! That does help. I will stick with what I am doing. Somehow the reference to Richmond IN set off faint bells too–must be a plant there that produces several brands.
    Raj sends greetings: he has spent the morning looking out the window, waiting for the dog videos to start.

  • May 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Yep—me too.

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