Pet food is not safe for human consumption. It doesn't meet the same standards as food made for people.
Don't eat pet food
It's illegal to process and sell pet food for human consumption.
You shouldn't eat it because you may become ill. If you're looking for a safe, protein-rich food that doesn't cost a lot of money, try:
- cheese and other dairy products
- dried beans, peas and lentils
- cheaper cuts of meat
- inexpensive fish.
Download the Pet food is not for people leaflet [PDF, 2.3 MB]
Who to contact
If you have questions about food safety, email email@example.com.
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