Dog Food Labeling Better Than Human Food, Industry Claims
The dog food industry announced in a
recent statement that labeling on pet and dog food is actually better than labeling requirements on food for
This would be the best news that we have
heard since the beginning of the dog food recall that has claimed the lives of thousands of dogs, while an ever
growing number of dogs continue to suffer from kidney failure after eating contaminated dog food.
Let’s take a look at how the pet dog food
industry supports this claim.
The dog food industry has the option of
including ingredients that they deem safe and nutritious in the dog food that they produce and sell.
Some of those ingredients
Dead, dying, diseased and downed animals.
Well, this confuses me a bit. I don’t know of any regulation permitting the inclusion of these unsuitable
proteins on any human food label. The fact is that these4Ds, can not be used in human food but are used by dog
food manufacturers. Ever see those listed on a dog food label?
Rendered animal tissue, such as acquired from the remains of euthanized dogs and pets from
animal shelters are used in some dog food products. Hmmm, I never saw any of that on an approved for human
consumption food label.
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Dog food labels often have
statements that claim the dog food is complete,
balanced and safe. This would next to an impossible claim to get approved by the FDA for food destined
for human consumption. But dog food manufacturers make this claim as almost as a matter of course. Just check
The dog food industry is fond of pointing to
the oversight of the industry by AAFCO the,
Association Of American Feed Control Officials. AAFCO has no real regulatory authority and the testing
of dog food is little more than a joke.
Here’s a synopsis of AAFCO testing
Eight dogs more than a year old must
The dogs must be of normal health and
Blood tests are taken at the inception and conclusion
of the test
No dog (of the eight participants) die or are taken
off the dog food because of nutritional problems.
Results of a Successful Dog Food
At least six of the original eight dogs that began
the test must complete it.
During the test, none of the dogs used are to die or
be removed because of nutritional causes.
Six of the eight dogs starting must finish the
AAFCO, with no real authority conducts a
test on all of eight dogs. If none die or are excluded and a very basic blood test is passed, that dog food gets
the green light.
Are you willing to risk your dog’s life on
the claims made by the dog food industry? Do you think that a test which will determine the safety and nutrient
values of your dog food is adequate when the test involves only eight dogs?
Do you believe that the FDA should be more
directly involved or is the oversight of a group such as AAFCO sufficient to assure the health and safety of
What is happening in the dog food recall is
the product of the claims and performance of the dog food industry, AAFCO, and their marketing and business
Before chancing our dog’s life to the claims
of dog food manufacturers that their labeling requirements are safe, that their dog food
is safe, and that their industry is regulated, become an informed consumer. Spend some time and learn what your dog food label really says at http://www.fda.gov/cvm/petlabel.htm
companies claim that the products they manufacturer are safe.
Sadly, the recent dog food recall and
recalls prior to this one suggest otherwise. The dog food industry has in many cases been untruthful in their
sales pitch, unsavory in their ethics and have produced a product that in many instances belong in a landfill,
not eaten by your dog. A few good apples exist in
the commercial dog food world. Make absolutely sure that your dog food comes from one of the good guys or
consider making your own dog food at home
By doing so you can make sure that the food
you give your dog is truly healthy and not a potential death sentence.
Do you buy your dog food at a supermarket?
Pet superstore? Online? Is it healthy and safe? Find out what’s the dog food you feed your pooch at
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