Pet Food Testing & Analysis
AAFCO Compliant Pet Food Guaranteed Analysis
Pet Food Guaranteed Testing & Analysis 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.
Pet Food Testing Services
- Cat Food Testing
- Dog Food Testing
- Dog Treats Testing
- Guaranteed Analysis Dog Food
- Guaranteed Analysis Pet Food
- AAFCO Label and statement
Full Service Pet Food Analysis
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
Pet Food Analysis & Label
Includes Lab Testing, AAFCO Label
More Information On Pet Food Testing
General Information On Pet Food Testing
In recent years, many pet food manufacturers have been accused of misleading consumers with their labels. Some have been hiding the fact that they contain animal by-products from their labels. Others have been using terms on their label such as “natural” and “premium” when these criteria are not a requirement on the label. As a pet owner, what can you do to ensure that your pet is eating a high quality diet?
Pet Food Guaranteed Analysis
What is pet food? Pet food consists of a variety of ingredients, which varies from brand to brand, but the general idea is that it is a food supplement for your pet. The purpose of pet food brands are to keep your pets healthy and happy. We offer guaranteed analysis for dog food and dog treats as well as cat food and cat treats. We provide you with either an AAFCO dog food nutrient profile or an AAFCO cat food nutrient profile which enables you to get your AAFCO nutritional adequacy statement.
Pet food often contains a guaranteed analysis label on its packaging. It usually specifies at least six or seven important nutrients including protein, fat, fiber, moisture content, and more.
Pet food changes coming in first AAFCO meeting of 2020
Pet food labels can provide a wealth of information regarding the quality and nutritional value of a pet’s diet, but even specialists can find it difficult to weed through all of the tin foil and cardboard boxes that sit on shelves at pet stores. In order to help pet owners better understand their choices for pet food, this article will discuss labeling specifics, as well as what pet owners should look for in a healthy diet. One of the best aspects of pet food is that it is an affordable option for a pet owner. While some owners say that they don’t want to feed their pets cheap food, in reality, this is not the case.
What do pet food labels have to include?
The pet food labeling laws are not the same as human food labeling. The food label is required to list any animal by-products that are used in the manufacturing of the product, the name and address of the manufacturer, and nutritional information per serving size.
Pet food labeling laws
If you are a pet owner, there is a chance that you have been feeding your pup or kitty food with a label that is misleading. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration regulates what food brands can claim on their labels. However, sometimes these standards may not be met in other countries. These standards tell pet owners if a pet food label is regulated by the FDA and how much protein, fat, fiber, and water is included in each serving of the product.
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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.
Who regulates dog and cat food?
The FDA & Department of Agriculture regulated dog and cat food.
What is required on a feed label?
The product Name and its brand name, the purpose statement for the feed (identifying specific species and animal classes), The guaranteed analysis statement, directions for safe and effective use (commonly known as “Feeding Directions” or “Mixing Directions”, the manufacturer’s or distributors name and address, a quantity or net weight statement in both standard and metric units
Guaranteed Analysis Testing Needs to include?
- Metabolic Energy
- Minimum Crude Fat:
- Minimum Crude Protein
- Ingredient Statement
Is pet food regulated by the FDA?
Yes, it is regulated by the FDA
What do pet food labels have to include?
Product Name, Net Quantity Statement, Manufacturer’s Name And Address, Ingredient List, Guaranteed Analysis, Nutritional Adequacy Statement, Feeding Directions, Calorie Statement, Other Label Claims
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.
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