Monday, January 2, 2012

What is the AAFCO?

The AAFCO or the Association of American Fee Control
Officials is a local, state and federal association of officials whose job it
is to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feed & drug remedies.

An association that has become under fire at times because
membership is voluntary and the AAFCO has no regulatory authority, it does
provide a forum for discussion of issues the affect the health of animals and
humans. And, can be a useful resource
for pet owners.

One of the AAFCO’s main roles is to make certain the
manufacture, distribution and sale of animal feeds meets scientific studies
that result in regulations, standards, definitions control.

If you are a pet owner who feeds a homemade or raw food diet
the regulations and research provided by the AAFCO at their site can provide data on what types
and amounts of nutrients are necessary for canine health.

Sheila Rinks is the editor of Finding Fuzzybutt Four, producer of the Raising Indiana podcast and shares her home with her husband, 4 Great Pyrenees and 2 very well-fed kitties.

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