What is AAFCO?
AAFCO is the Association of American Feed Control Officials, and you'll
notice many of their statements on the dog food you buy. It is important to
keep in mind that AAFCO is a voluntary organization, and not actually who is
responsible for regulating dog food (that falls under the FDA, Food and Drug
Administration). Dog food regulations must occur at a state level, though many
states defer to AAFCO's regulations as the FDA's primary focus is on human
food. AAFCO includes committee members and advisors from many major pet food