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The FDA does have standards that are similar to foods for human consumption, but they are different for animals because animals are different and eat things that humans don’t.

“The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) requires that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. In addition, canned pet foods must be processed in conformance with the low acid canned food regulations to ensure the pet food is free of viable microorganisms.” (From FDA website).

And animal food inspection is much less stringent than food inspection for humans.

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