AAFCOAssociation of American Feed Control Officials
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Meat as described by the AAFCO refers to lean cuts of meat and tissue from cows, pigs, fowl, lamb and other farm animals.
The AAFCO model regulations contain many of the same requirements specified in federal regulations, including (1) an appropriate name to describe the product, (2) a listing in descending order by weight of the ingredients used to make the product, (3) a statement of the net quantity of contents in the package, and (4) a listing of the name and place of business of the product's manufacturer, distributor, or packer.
Some ingredients found in pet supplements and foods are "unapproved" and although Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), do not appear in the AAFCO handbook.
Part 573; or (3) listed as a defined ingredient in the Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (the AAFCO book) are permitted in animal feeds, including animal/pet supplements.
Realizing that many dog owners face the same dilemma when traveling with their pets, Guerrero formulated TurboPUP bars to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrition standards: with added vitamins, minerals & Omega-3s.
FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) relies on AAFCO to deny or approve sales and distribution of all animal supplements, an expensive and time-consuming process that, because of the inconsistency of state laws, can be confusing and tedious.
If an ingredient is not listed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for animal feed in the Federal Registry, or listed by AAFCO, it cannot be used in feed formulations.
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REGULATORY & ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS II-42Regulatory Environment II-42Registration of Additives II-42Public Authorities on Feed Additives II-42Regulatory Bodies Governing Feed Additives Market in Europe II-43The European Food Safety Authority - EFSA II-43FEDESA - The European Federation of Animal Health II-43IFAH- Europe II-43Regulatory Bodies Governing Feed Additives Market in the US II-43Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) II-43Functions of AAFCO II-44Role of the FDA in Monitoring Animal Feed Practices in the US II-44Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) II-44
Instead, look for fine print that says the food went through animal feeding tests approved by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, or AAFCO.
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