Potential Changes On Dog Food Labels Should Make Them Easier to Interpret

But in one significant way it will remain hard to compare one food to another.


It looks like reading nutrition information on dog food labels may get easier. After years of discussion and input from different sources, the Association of American Feed Control Officials, known by the acronym AAFCO, has put forth a proposal that would get rid of the arcane and difficult-to-understand “Guaranteed Analysis” box on bags and cans of dog food. The intention is to replace it with a “Pet Nutrition Facts” box that is much closer to the “Nutrition Facts” box required on foods for people.

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