!*Add glasses and eye chart or dog reading eye chart to reading/understanding/ evaluating*! There are over 15,000 different pet foods on the market today, making assessment of all these products a challenge for the pet owner and veterinarian. Interpreting pet food labels is one way of assessing pet food quality . Assessment: We used to call this “Reading” Pet Food Labels. However, you can read an eye chart with no understanding or evaluation of what it says. Then we called the program “Interpreting” Pet Food Labels, but that sounds like it is in a foreign language and kit is not (or it is if it is marketed internationally such as Hill’s. So we solved the problem, we call it Pet Food Labels – the subtitles describe the process: Reading – looking at the pictures will not give you a true of the food. “ think of chicken stew” Understanding – just like the eye chart, just reading does not produce knowledge. Understanding is also necessary. Evaluating – this is where your basic knowledge of the terms and rules for Pet Food Labels allows you to provide valuable information and guidance to pet owners. Thousands of pet food products Quality often is overshadowed by advertising hype & what manufacturers want you to know & believe Some information about a pet food can be obtained by physically looking at the product & reading the pet food label
AAFCO has no regulatory power or enforcement as such. The AAFCO publishes an “Official Publication” (YES, THAT IS THE TITLE OF IT), annually. There are large sections of member names and committee appointments. But also there are sections that may be useful to you:
In the USA, the regulation is by the states who usually have adopted state regulations based on the AAFCO Model Pet Food Regulations. Most state regulation & enforcement is administered by the State Department of Agriculture, Regulatory Protection Division or State Chemist
AAFCO has no regulatory power or enforcement as such. AAFCO publishes an “Official Publication” (YES, THAT IS THE TITLE OF IT), annually. There are large sections of member names and committee appointments. But also there are sections that may be useful to you:
“ Principal display panel” is defined as “the part of the label that is most likely to be displayed, presented, shown or examined under customary conditions of display for retail sale” The principal display panel is the primary means of attracting the consumer’s attention to a product. This is where you will see dog and cat pictures, graphics, colors to attract the buyer – I don’t like to call them consumer because I have this picture of consumer as “consuming” the product.
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“ a substance that is produced in purified or extracted form and administered orally to patients to provide agents required for normal body structure and function and administered with the intent of improving the health and well-being of animals.”
A feed or ingredient derived solely from plant, animal or mined sources , either in its unprocessed state or having been subject to physical processing, heat processing, rendering, purification, extractions, hydrolysis, enzymolysis or fermentation, but not having been produced by or subject to a chemically synthetic process and not containing any additives or processing aids that are chemically synthetic except in amounts as might occur unavoidably in good manufacturing processes.