Jellies are a common food ingredient in Australia and many people eat them.
The company that makes the jelly said the use of the animal feed for the production of the product was not in breach of Australian animal welfare standards.
The Australian Greens are also concerned about the potential health risks.
But it seems that the Australian Government doesn’t care about animal welfare and is not concerned about consumers being aware of the use.
In the past two years, the ABC has uncovered a number of food additives, including MSG and MSG-like ingredients in some food items, that are also found in the products of many large meat processing companies.
The ABC’s food safety reporter, Liz Smith, reported in May that the meat processing industry is using “dietary supplements” that contain ingredients that could pose health risks to humans.
“This is the most alarming development of our time, because it appears to be linked to serious and potentially fatal food allergies,” Dr Smith said.
Dr Smith also reported in July that the company was also using a new and dangerous form of protein called monosodium glutamate (MSG) as a substitute for the real protein found in meat.
“There are no food additives in meat that are safer than MSG,” said Dr Smith.
“MSG, like MSG, has been implicated in the development of allergies and asthma.”
The Australian Government said it was taking a holistic approach to food safety.
“The Government has been committed to ensuring the welfare of animals, including the welfare and welfare of consumers,” a spokeswoman said.
“It has also been an active participant in industry efforts to reduce the risk of food-borne illness through better food hygiene and food safety education.”
In July, the Government released the Australian Food Standards Agency’s (AFSA) food safety report which detailed how much of the meat we eat is contaminated with harmful chemicals.
The report noted that “meat from a single animal slaughtered from the same source has the potential to accumulate high levels of the [chemicals] known to cause food allergies, which include MSG and other allergens”.
The AFSA also reported that in 2015-16, there were more than 600,000 food recalls involving more than 40 different food products in Australia.
The Government is also conducting a public consultation on the issue.
“We are also committed to taking all appropriate measures to ensure our food is safe and wholesome to consumers,” the spokeswoman said in an email.
Food Safety Legislation Amendment 2017 also required the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to consider whether there was sufficient evidence to establish that food manufacturers had failed to comply with the Act.”