Animal food

Source: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) defines Animal Food as:

Any article intended for use as food for dogs, cats, or other animals derived wholly, or in part, from the carcass or parts or products of the carcass of any livestock, except that the term animal food as used herein does not include:

  • Processed dry animal food or
  • Livestock or poultry feeds manufactured from processed livestock byproducts (such as meatmeal tankage, meat and bonemeal, bloodmeal, and feed grade animal fat).


caption Animal food production system and animal grazing. A-D. Animal production systems with natural grazing (A-B) and confined stall feeding (C-D); E-G. Different forage crops under cultivation. E. Fenugreek production; F. Grazed pasture & G. Alfalfa production. Source: Saikat Basu, own work.



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