“The power smells intensely of rotting animals” – Reality about Pet Meals

Once you have a look at a Google Earth picture of Baker Commodities, it appears to be like to be an previous dilapidated manufacturing unit of some kind, that’s oozing inexperienced goo right into a canal. By this previous manufacturing unit one would by no means assume ‘meals’ is produced right here.

Baker Commodities is a rendering facility.  “recycling animal by-products and kitchen wastes since 1937”.

Meals IS produced on this plant…pet meals (feed) substances.

The Baker Commodities location pictured above – in Vernon California – is presently in a authorized battle with metropolis officers as a result of odors coming from the plant 12 months after 12 months. Based on a LAist.com story in regards to the authorized battle between the town of Vernon and Baker Commodities, an air inspector who visited the plant acknowledged: “the odor on the facility smells intensely of rotting animals. He stated in a sworn written assertion filed in courtroom that the primary time he inspected Baker he wished to vomit.”

“…smells intensely of rotting animals…”

Might 2019:

January 2020:

August 2021:

No marvel it smells of rotting animals.

After these components of animals – leftovers and condemned animal components – are dumped onto the bottom, after an unknown period of time they’re bulldozed into pits, floor, and cooked. After which the brown powder (under) is shipped to pet meals producers to grow to be ‘Pure’ and ‘Premium’ pet meals – with out telling the pet meals/deal with client substances had been made with decomposing animals and components.

This putrid animal waste – unlawful for use in any meals, animal or human per federal regulation – is allowed by FDA to be disposed of into pet meals with no required disclosure on the label. And this similar horrible follow of rotting animal waste, dumped on the bottom into massive piles to be processed into pet meals substances occurs all throughout the US in lots of rendering amenities.

Why aren’t pet meals shoppers warned?

There are required warning notices on all varieties of merchandise from instruments to furnishings (flammable), to toys, to empty cleaners, and oven cleaners. So why are there no required warning notices on pet meals or treats that comprise rendered, rotting animal waste?

Don’t pet house owners need to be warned if their pet meals or deal with comprises rotting animal waste? Don’t pet house owners need to be warned their pet meals or deal with substances traveled in unrefrigerated vans, had been dumped on the bottom and allowed to decompose?

Sure…we do.

Please take motion and ask the FDA why pet meals and treats don’t embody a warning discover when substances might be sourced from condemned animal materials, decomposing useless animals, animal components not saved or transported beneath clear and refrigerated circumstances. Ask the FDA why pet house owners aren’t warned.

Pet meals shoppers deserve to learn, need to have the chance to NOT assist pet meals corporations that make the most of putrid animal waste substances. Now we have to ask and ask and ask them once more.

E mail FDA at: AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov.

Wishing you and your pet(s) the perfect,

Susan Thixton
Pet Meals Security Advocate
Writer Purchaser Beware, Co-Writer Dinner PAWsible
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