Saturday, March 03, 2012

In Pictures: A Visit To The Cat Food Factory

A few weeks ago ProDiet conducted a tour of the factory where their wet cat food is made.

Basically, frozen tuna is defrosted, steam-cooked and cleaned by hand. The white meat is made into products for human consumption while the dark meat is used for pet food. In the pet food section the fish has supplements added in powder form, and is then packaged along with jelly, gravy or other moisture.

Pet food is made to The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) standards.










See you all next week with updates on how Guido is devising new ways of getting us out of bed in the morning and a word from Au about getting the most out of your survunt.

34 comments:

sully86 said...

i smell something fishy here..heeheh

meowmeowmans said...

Hey, that's pretty neat about how they make that nommy food!

Carol said...

Pretty cool tour. Look at all that fish!

The Cat From Hell said...

Wow! That was cool! Thanks for sharing.
Kisses
Nellie

Old Kitty said...

What a great tour - nice to see yummny kitty food prepared all fresh!! Thanks! Take care
x

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

NOM NOM NOM!!!

Declan said...

Do you think they'd let a doggy in?!! Deccy x

Cat-from-Sydney said...

We have been feeding Seb Pro Diet for kittens and the dish is always sparkling afterwards. But am actually concerned about the salt content of processed food. purrr....meow!

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Barbara said...

It's a good job those photos aren't scratch and sniff - I'd have to peel the cats off the screen!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow How interesting! A great photo reportage, thanks for sharing!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Brian said...

Yum in the making...that's purrfect!

Katie Isabella said...

This was a great thing to see...seriously. Mom was fascinated and me too!! xoxox Kisses to the three boys.

Kitikata-san said...

That all looks like good food! Does it taste good?

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello katz tales its dennis the vizsla dog hay now i am all hungry and tucker is drooling!!! of korse that is not unyoozhual for tucker ha ha ok bye

Donna Heber said...

This is so cool! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. Hope you got some samples to bring home :-)

The Purr Diaries said...

WOW! I've always wondered about how they make cat food. Thanks for this insightful post :o)

lupie said...

Thailand? Must show us fish close-up!

Love, Lucky & Gang

Marg said...

That is pretty interesting to see how they make the cat food. Never knew any of this. Hope you have a great week.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope this means tuna for tea today.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sharon Wagner said...

That wasn't so bad. But sometimes things are best left unseen. Like shenanigins in restaurant kitchens and meat packing plants. I know, I'm a whimp with my head in the ground. My cats give the post a dew claw's up!

Remington said...

VERY interesting! Thanks for sharing....

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Buster, Sam and Rudy would probably enjoy a tour of that place!! lol Thanks so much for your well wishes on my Etsy shop!
Hugs to all of you,
Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

Simba said...

That was interesting to see the pictures. We will think about that the next time we eat tuna!

Tamago said...

Looks like a very interesting tour!! Fish, fish, fish...if my kids joined you, they would go crazy :-)

Mary said...

That must have been interesting. I'm amazed at how labor intensive the process is. Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

VetPlanet said...

interesting tour ;D... wish could go there one day to understand more on the process

Photo Cache said...

fresh tuna!!!!! why didn't you call everyone. organize a field trip for kitties :)

we will go.

hugs,
emma and buster

Gattina said...

That's an interesting post ! I am sure Arthur would like to visit there and steal a maximum !

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Fuzzy Tales said...

You know, CBC's Marketplace did a story on pet food several years ago. Made AAFCO approved food out of old leather and motor oil. Seriously.

It's all rather scary, IMO, no matter what the food or where it's being made!

~*Connie*~ said...

So nice that they allow tours and photos!! From all that I have read about misleading and misdirection when it comes to food processing, it is nice to see someone so open about it.

I hope they sent home samples :)

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Much cleaner than I would have expected a pet food factory to be! Hmmmm....

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