Message Number: YG3268 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Linda Iroff
Date: 2001-05-05 12:30:00 UTC
Subject: re: chicken meal and chicken by products question

Michael writes:
> My understanding was that chicken meal did not contain
> feathers, but chicken by products did.

Actually, neither may contain feathers according to the pet food industry
definitions. Someone posted a link to a page (on
in the last couple days that explains the different food types. Note that
"meal" is just processed with water removed.

Also note that there are many different grades of meal and by-products that
can be used in pet foods, and unfortunately the consumer has little clue as
to what is in a particular food. Price and company reputation are a partial

Linda Iroff
Oberlin OH