Pet Food Analysis
AAFCO Compliant Pet Food Guaranteed Analysis
Pet Food Guaranteed Analysis testing in the RLFT Certified Lab provides the Pet Food Labeling information required to be AAFCO compliant
Turnaround is approximately 10-14 business days from the time our lab receives your samples.
Pet Food Analysis is most accurate when a certified lab tests using Guaranteed Analysis to produce the required pet food analysis report. You will need to submit a sample of your dog, cat or pet food product to our lab for pet food nutrition analysis and testing.
Pet food needs to follow the food labeling guidelines of the AAFCO. The AAFCO (the Association of American Feed Control Officials) is the FDA equivalent for pet & animal food labeling. For more information about AAFCO and Pet Food Nutrition Labeling, click here.
The test results of your pet food analysis will be the AAFCO required Guaranteed Analysis, the pet food labeling standard. our Guaranteed Analysis pet food label includes:
- Minimum Crude Fat
- Minimum Crude Protein
- Maximum Fiber
- Maximum Moisture
- Kcal Content
$295 for the lab work
$200 for Nutrition Labels when ordered at the time of testing order
$295 for Nutrition Labels if ordered at a later date
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Fill Out Lab Information Form
After we receive your payment, we’ll email you our Lab Product Information Form.
Please fill out the form and include it with your samples.
Ship Your Samples and Form
You will need to ship 4oz of finished product to our lab.
Fedex or UPS / 1 or 2 day air
No glass containers, please
If refrigerated, pack with cold packs
Include your completed Lab Information Form.
We’ll email your results and explanation
You’ll receive a lab report showing your results at the end of each testing point and an explanation provided by our staff Microbiologist.
Please allow 10 business days.
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Lab Pet Food Analysis & Report
We conduct a complete lab analysis of your pet food in our certified lab. You will receive your results in a PDF file 100-gram nutrition report.
Pet Food Label Files
Also included is your Guaranteed Analysis pet food label
Listing minimum crude fat, minimum crude protein, maximum fiber, maximum moisture
*Files available in JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF or PNG upon request
* If you purchased a label.
What is AAFCO?
According to their website, The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a voluntary membership association of local, state and federal agencies charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drug remedies.
What does ‘crude’ refer to in the Guaranteed Analysis?
Crude refers to the analysis method, not to the quality of the nutrient.
When would I need to list “guarantees” for nutrients beyond the required guarantees of protein, fat, fiber, and moisture?
If you are making additional claims on your pet food label, such as “high in calcium”, then you will need to include guarantees for the amounts of any nutrients that are included in your claims.
What must be included in the Guaranteed Analysis?
The only nutrients required to be listed in the Guaranteed Analysis, according to the AAFCO guidelines for pet food labeling, are:
- The minimum percent of crude protein
- The minimum percent of crude fat
- The maximum percent of crude fiber
- The maximum percent moisture
Are my recipes safe from public use and view?
Your recipes are safe with us! Your recipe and all other proprietary information remain confidential, and all clients receive a signed and dated non-disclosure agreement declaring the confidentiality of their proprietary information in our Statement of Work.
Your recipes are safe with us!
All clients receive a declaration of confidentiality in our Statement of Work.
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100% accurate and FDA compliant or your money back.*