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Is there a more concise way of describing something as not intended for human consumption?

For example how would you make the following more concise:

This kind of thing [medicines in animals] was a concern when horses not intended for human consumption were found in meat fairly recently.

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    I could make that sentence more concise, but not intended for human consumption would remain unchanged. – Mazura Aug 29 '15 at 0:35
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    If I found a horse in my filet mignon, I'd sit up and take note! – IconDaemon Aug 29 '15 at 1:06
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    I think the notion of "intended" has to be maintained. "horses/horse meat not fit/unfit for human consumption" would be the most concise, I think, but "unqualified/unapproved/not raised for human...", although not all are shorter, would work. See veterinarynews.dvm360.com/… for "unqualified " and"not/unfit . – Papa Poule Aug 29 '15 at 1:24
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    "..was a concern when horse (generic singular) not raised (or /'not farmed') for human consumption was sold as meat (/was discovered in meat products,)" If you can fit in more of @Papa Poule's technical terms so much the better. – Hugh Aug 29 '15 at 1:44
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    +1 @Hugh for all of it, but especially for the generic singular – Papa Poule Aug 29 '15 at 1:51
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Sounds like what you're looking for.

In order of relevance.

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    I disagree. Not intended for human consumption may or may not be any of the above but is surely must mean something more along the lines of standard safe procedures and rules used in the production the of human food were not followed. I’m pretty sure if the item was toxic it would be so labeled. I wouldn't use any as a plug in for "not intended ...". Cat and dog food are not "intended" but are consumed by the poor. (Inedible apply - maybe not. I've seen some very good looking cat food. And if I were hungry enough .... well.) – user116032 Aug 29 '15 at 0:55
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    @user116032 is that food for cats and dogs, or food made out of cats and dogs? :) – Andrew Grimm Aug 29 '15 at 1:26
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    Both. 9moretogo – user116032 Aug 29 '15 at 7:24
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Adding

  • Potable - specifically related to drinking water, as in

"This water is not potable." is the same as saying that this water is "not fit for human consumption".

  • This word (and one of its synonyms) occurred to me too, except that plenty of non-palatable food is fit for human consumption. All the roots of potable stem from: to drink. – Mazura Aug 29 '15 at 3:47

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