Cereal Food Fines
are a byproduct
or left-over of breakfast cereal
food processing. Usually the source is unknown and sometimes this product is used in low quality dog food
. The quality is unknown and fines may contain possible chemical
or other additives. A patent definition states that they "often will contain a significant quantity of sugar
. Generally, the total sugar content of the deformable core will be in the range of about 15% to about 27%, preferably about 18% to about 20%"
AAFCO defines cereal food fines as "particles of breakfast cereals obtained as a byproduct of their processing."