What Is AAFCO?
AAFCO is the Association of American Feed Control Officials. On most foods that you might encounter, you will find an AAFCO statement. AAFCO is not a regulatory organization, but it is a consortium of feed control officers from different states that get together and establish model regulations for pet foods. Given that most states, at least in the U.S., follow those regulations, the bags are going to conform typically to those suggested regulations. This includes guaranteed analysis, the ingredient list, what you can or cannot say, as well as how you label the bulk of your packaging.
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AAFCO Nutrient Profiles for Dogs
All dog meals are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large-sized dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).
AAFCO Nutrient Profiles for Cats
All cat meals are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Proﬁles for all life stages.