If anyone has more up to date info correct this for me...
Q. What do the various Food Grades Mean?
Grading is based on standards, and standards are based on measurable attributes that describe the value and utility of the product. Beef quality standards, for instance are based on attributes such as marbling (the amount of fat interspersed with lean meat) color, firmness, texture, and age of the animal, for each grade. In turn, these factors are a good indication of tenderness, juiciness, flavor of the meat, and all characteristics important to consumers. Prime, choice and select are all grades familiar to consumers of beef. Standards for each product describe the entire range of quality for a product,and the number of grades varies by commodity. There are eight grades for beef, three each for chickens, eggs and turkeys. On the other hand, there are 45 grades for cotton, 32 grade standards and specifications for dairy products, and more than 312 fruit, vegetable, and speciality product standards. From the USDA website 02/03/05
I remember learning about the grading system for human and animals food...
Eggs : AA very centered and proper ht yolks
A good centering and ht of yolks
B flatter yolks and not center
C yolk and white mixed
aa-c all "human grade"
D animal feed only, farm animals
Grade A Restaurant and Table ready
Grade B Fast food chains... some cosmetic imperfections
Grade C Things like frozen chn breast
Any pet food company using a USDA inpected meat is human grade
In closing if it reads chn or chn meal it is fit for human consumtion only by products would not be , though a few humans eat them..
I feed my cats a mix///
Kandie is 16.5 yrs has kidney trouble... max cat senior dry, vet approved dog food cans lower in protien and phos... she like s natural choice dog senior , natural balence beef , occational a cat can max veal pate or merrick or natural choice indoor senior...she also get fresh cooked meat veggies and what ever carb I can get her to eat... baby food she loves the organic with meat and fruitsand gerber toddler turkey sticks
Zoey about age one hates meat , hates canned... loves her natural choice adult indoor dry and the occational bit of dog food
Both get solid gold flax seed oil and glucosimine and condrodine powder from a human pill... treats max cat treats in tarter control and weird but true aquaryums...