People vs. Pet Food

By AFM – March 13, 2013

As the staff at AFM pondered the delicious-looking Wheat-Free Pumpkin Softies from Woof Gang Bakery (made with rolled oats, honey, flaxseed, soybean oil, pumpkin, rice and soy flour, dried whey, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves), we found ourselves wondering, “What separates people food from pet food?” We’ve presented you with ingredients and a visual—can you make the call? Check your answers at the bottom of the page.

1) Ingredients: Whole Grains (Corn, Oats And Rice) And Corn Flour, Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Glycerin, Canola And/Or Rice Bran Oil, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Sugar, Salt Calcium Carbonate, Camamel And Beet Juice Concentrate Color Red 40, Yellow 5 & 6, Blue 1, Tricalcium Phosphate, Trisodium Phosphate Artifical Flavor, Sucralose, Iron And Zinc (Mineral Nutrients), Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate), A B Vitamin (Nicinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Sulfiting Agents, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate), A B Vitamin (Folic Acid), Wheat Starch, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols) And BHT Added To Preserve Freshness.)

2) Ingredients: Bacon (Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Nitrite), Smoke Flavoring, May Contain Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Ascorbate, Potassium Chloride, Dextrose.

3) Ingredients: Tuna Broth, Tuna, Ground Tapioca, Guar Gum.

4) Ingredients: Pork with Ham, Salt, Water, Modified Potato Starch, Sugar, Sodium Nitrite.

5) Ingredients: Beef, Water, Sugar, Less than 2% Salt, Dried Soy Sauce (Soybeans, Salt, Wheat), Maltodextrin, Fructose, Flavorings, Monosodium Glutamate, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Sodium Nitrite. Treated with a solution of Potassium Sorbate to ensure freshness.

6) Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour, Spelt Flour, Peanut Butter, Applesauce, Honey, Baking Soda, Canola Oil, Vanilla Coating (Sugar, Palm Oil, Color, Vanilla), Carob, Sesame Seeds, Cinnamon, Peanuts, Coconut.

7) Ingredients: Turkey, Cod, Turkey Broth, Fish Broth, Turkey Liver, Peas, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Calcium Sulfate, Agar-Agar, Sodium Triphosphate, Apples, Blueberries, Salt, Salmon Oil, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Betaine, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride  (source of Vitamin B6), Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

8) Ingredients: Beef, Mechanically Separated Chicken, Water, Corn Syrup, Salt, Less than 2% of: Spices, Dextrose, Paprika and Paprika Extractives, Flavoring, Hydrolyzed Soy, Corn and Wheat Proteins, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Sodium Nitrite. Contains Soy and Wheat.

9) Ingredients: Vital Wheat Gluten, Water, Organic Tofu (Filtered Water, Organicwhole Soybeans, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride), Expeller Pressed Non-genetically Engineered Canola Oil, Organic Brown Rice, Soy Sauce (Water, Non-genetically Engineered Soybeans, Wheat, Salt, Culture), Non-GMO Corn Starch, Annatto, Garbanzo Bean Flour, White Bean Flour, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Salt, Vegan Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, Liquid Smoke, Garlic, Fennel Seed, Red Pepper Flake, Black Pepper, Lycopene from Tomatoes, Calcium Lactate from Beets, Purple Carrot Juice, Vegetable Glycerin.

10) Ingredients: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Palm Oil, Water, Maltodextrin, Salt, Dried Cayenne Pepper Sauce (Cayenne Peppers, Vinegar, Salt, Garlic), Sodium Diacetate, Modified Corn Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Yeast, Vinegar, Paprika Extract, Citric Acid, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color, Disodium Inosinate and Guanylate, Lactic Acid, Soda.

11) Ingredients: Chicken broth, Chicken, Meat by-products, Liver, Fish.

12) Ingredients: White Tuna, Water, Vegetable Broth, Contains Soy, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate.

1) Cocoa Puffs; 2) Bacon Bits; 3) Fortis Premium Cat Treats; 4) Spam; 5) Jack Links Teriyaki Tender Bites; 6) Bosco and Roxy's Gourmet Pet Treats Cinnamon Bun; 7)

 Nulo Dog Food Balanced Turkey Canned Recipe; 8) Slim Jim; 9) Tofurkey Pepperoni Slices; 10) Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces; 11) Fancy Feast;
12) Starkist Tuna


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