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Loaves of Lunch

Here we have a fine selection of canned luncheony slabs. They all come in the exact same can, with the exact same ingredients. Hmmmm.

Even a can of Treet (pronounced treeeeeeeeet).  The main ingredient in these loaves is our old friend “mechanically separated chicken.”

According to the national food safety database, the official definition is as follows: “Mechanically separated poultry is a paste-like poultry product produced by forcing crushed bone and tissue through a sieve or similar device to separate bone from tissue. Mechanically separated poultry has been used in poultry products since 1969, after the National Academy of Sciences found it safe for use. In 1995 the final rule on mechanically separated poultry said it was safe to use without restrictions.” Here’s a luscious photo of said MSC. I don’t know if this is pre or post ammonia treatment.

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Tuna Jerky

Jerky isn’t constrained to beef anymore (was it ever?). The most interesting of them all has got to be tuna jerky. Yes, tuna jerky. And not because it’s questionable what process could have been used to make tuna into jerky, but the fact that this particular tuna jerky is for “Dogs, Cats, . . . and You!”

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