The AAFCO Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food Labeling Guide was developed in collaboration with feed control officials from different states. The labeling guide provides information on the AAFCO Model Regulations for Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food as well as a uniform and consistent way of looking at claims on pet food labels. This is helpful for both feed control officials and industry so it is understood what may be accepted by regulators across the US.

The labeling guide covers claims such as Natural, Organic, Tartar Control and Human Grade/Quality statements as well as answering the question ‘What is a Claim?’. It also gives label examples and in depth information on the Pet Food Regulations such as Product Name and Ingredients, Descriptive Terms, Nutrients and Feed Ingredients.

This labeling guide is helpful for those people looking to start a treat or pet food business as well as a useful reference for those companies with a long history in the pet food industry.

An updated Pet Food Labeling Guide will be available for purchase in early 2024.