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What is "egg product" and how is it different than "eggs"?
What is "egg product" and how is it different than "eggs"?

Even though some ingredient names, like egg product, might cause momentary confusion, they're used for a very good reason.

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All ingredients listed on a pet food or treat label must conform to the definitions by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). These terms are the only ones that can be used, although many can sound a bit strange.
If one adds eggs to a dry food formula, the eggs must be in powder form. AAFCO defines “dried egg product” as being "dry egg, without the shell, that was processed at a USDA plant." A manufacturer can use the term “egg” only if the manufacturer is using human-edible eggs at the time of manufacturing.

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