Pet Food Testing

 

Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) of 1938, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has the authority to ensure that all domestically sold animal foods are unadulterated and truthfully labeled. Additionally, many states (including California) have adopted further regulatory standards established by The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to promote uniform labeling requirements.

Anresco Laboratories routinely works with animal food manufacturers to establish testing programs to screen products for unwanted pathogens and to ensure FDA compliance. Additionally, Anresco regularly performs a Guaranteed Analysis for canine, feline, and other pet food products to generate a product label compliant with AAFCO specifications.

Pathogen Analyses:

  • Pathogen Screen (listeria, e. coli, and salmonella)
  • Salmonella
  • E-Coli
  • Coliforms
  • Listeria

 

Guaranteed Analysis labels include:

  • Crude Protein (Minimum)
  • Crude Fat (Minimum)
  • Crude Fiber (Maximum)
  • Moisture (Maximum)
  • Ash (Maximum)