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
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.