Ingredient Database:
poultry meal


Best available AAFCO definition: "Poultry meal" is the dry rendered product from a combination of clean flesh and skin with or without accompanying bone, derived from the parts of whole carcasses of poultry or a combination thereof, exclusive of feathers, heads, feet, and entrails.It shall be suitable for use in animal food. If it bears a name descriptive of its kind, it must correspond thereto.

Simple Definition: Rendered (cooked down & dried) poultry. Flesh, skin, and bone are allowed only: no feathers, heads, feet, entrails, etc.





Categories this ingredient falls under:

Animal Protein: This is a protein-based ingredient from an animal source: the main requirement in a carnivore diet.
Dry Meat Meal: This ingredient has had its water content removed, thus there is a lot of it packed into the food. Unlike wet weighed meats, you can be confident that it belongs at its current place on an ingredients list. As a downside however, it has been more heavily processed.
Unspecified Source: This ingredient doesn't specify what kind of animal it came from. Usually this is an indication of low quality. It's better to know exactly where your meats and fats are coming from to ensure quality and consistency between food batches.





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