>feed control officials, who interact with and influence state and
>federal feed industry regulators.
>representative from each state's department of agriculture belongs to
>the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)
>Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine,
>agencies ought to provide adequate oversight, but pet food
>manufacturers follow AAFCO standards only on a voluntary basis.
>Following the standards is not required by law.
have an AAFCO label last time I checked.
I see how you quote from sources that have a certain bias. API is an animal
rights orginization. and WDJ never talks nutrition, only what ingredients are
in a certain food (and then doesn't always tell the whole truth about certain
ingredients). They continue to perpuatrate the myths and misconceptions and
scare tactics that is typical of the "all natural" or "holistic" crowd.
Let's continue.. >Most states require that dog food
>nutritional benefit to the dogs who eat it, and most states use
regulation?? How can you have a requirement that isn't in writing and
therefore a regulation or law?? You can't have it both ways. Texas leads the
pack in regulating pet foods. I've heard of one brand of food that wasn't
allowed to be sold in Texas (and some other states) because of some problem (it
was about 2 years ago and I don't remember the circumstances) Besides, almost
all foods in the grocery store, at the pet store, or at the vet (w/ the
exception of Solid Gold) meet AAFCO standards. I rarely have seen a food that
didn't have the AAFCO label on it.