not fit for pet food either
THE PET Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) is extremely concerned
about the recent revelations in the press regarding the meat industry
fraud. The materials referred to would not have been fit for pet food
Members of the PFMA take the responsibility for feeding the nations
pets very seriously. There is strict legislation governing what
can and cannot be used in pet food and our policy is very clear:
PFMA Members only use materials taken from healthy animals which have
been inspected and passed as fit for human consumption.
PFMA Members only use materials from animals that are accepted in
the human food chain e.g. beef, lamb, poultry, pork. The animal materials
used are the by-products of the human food industry comprising those
parts of the animal which are either surplus to human requirements
or not normally consumed by people in the UK e.g. heart, tripe.
Members, says a press release issued last week, are encouraged to
have in place string in-house quality assurance policies. These policies
include stringent specifications for materials supplies, routine testing
of incoming materials and quality control systems.