Search ingredient definitions in the Official Publication (OP) Chapter 6 quickly and efficiently. Your subscription to this handy tool is included when you subscribe to the Online version of the Official Publication or the Combo version of the Official Publication.
AAFCO’s Pet Food Committee has created a great tool for small pet food businesses to learn what is required when they wish to make pet foods and treats. Though this information is very beneficial in explaining what is necessary for a company to start up their business, it is just a tool. For further information regarding what is required by the state where you live, contact your State Feed Control Official.
Go to AAFCO's Business of Pet Food website
Find your state feed control official
FDA Regulation of Pet Food
The current guidelines to request a definition
Contact an Ingredient Investigator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it a "Feed" Ingredient? decision tree
A Guide to Submitting New Ingredient Definitions to AAFCO - PDF, updated 01/21/2020
Just starting out? Here are some resources to help you. Feed is regulated on the state and federal level so you’ll want to check your state feed law requirements.