So, what does the pet food manufacturing process actually look like? First, the manufacturer finds sources of cheap meat byproducts, filler, and even grains. Pet food manufacturers create a kibble recipe which doesn't need premarket approval and therefore isn't held to consistent standards. The pet food is made in manufacturing facilities that aren't even required to be regularly inspected.
What happens when the food hits the market? It's distributed everywhere from supermarket shelves to doggie day care facilities. If a product is bad, there is no policy to recall it and manufacturers are not penalized for providing contaminated food. Even if your pet gets sick or dies, the FDA will not intervene as pets are considered property, and you may only be compensated for the Value of the animal.