Flashcards in Reading Pet Food Labels Deck (17):
If you change a patient's diet because they are sick, what is something you must do?
See them again
What entities are involved in petfoods and labels?
FDA, AAFCO, USDA, and the State Department of Agriculture
Is AAFCO an enforcement agency?
Do all states have to adopt and enforce AAFCO model regulations?
If a panel says that the food is beef, how much beef must be present?
70% total product by weight when made.
"beef dinner" has how much beef in it?
10% (canned) or 25% dry total product by weight when made.
If a product label says it is made "with beef" how much beef needs to be in there?
at least 3% total product by weight when made.
What 3 weight loss foods have to meet certain criteria to be labeled as such?
lite, light, or low calorie.
When something is claimed to be natural, what does this mean the ingredients are derived from?
they are derived solely from plant, animal, or mined sources.
Can a pet food label say ingredients are "human grade"?
No, it is illegal.
What requirements must you meet to place the organic seal on a pet food label?
the human requirements for organic foods.
When a food claims to be complete for all life stages, who is it actually designed for?
gestation, lactation, and growth.
If an AAFCO statement says its been "formulated to meet the..." have feeding trials been done?
How are ingredients listed on a pet food?
Whatever weighs most at the time they make the food is listed first (listed in descending order by weight).
Is the guaranteed analysis an accurate measurement?
What does the guaranteed analysis include?
crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, and moisture.