Pet food industry disconnected from public on byproducts

For years, there’s been a disconnect between the pet food industry and consumers about the value of byproducts.

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Just as there are leftovers in the home after a meal, human food production leaves behind nutritious, edible ingredients, Elizabeth Barber, F.L. Emmert Company executive vice president, said (video below). For various reasons, people reject those large-scale leftovers from their own plates. Using human food byproducts, such as yeast from beer brewing, in pet food keeps vital nutrients out of landfills. However, for years, there’s been a disconnect between the pet food industry and consumers about the value of byproducts. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Pet Food Industry Disconnected from Public on Byproducts.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 4 June 2020, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/9281-pet-food-industry-disconnected-from-public-on-byproducts.

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