Pet food testing is common to ensure it is free of disease causing organisms such as campylobacter. Campylobacter is a bacterial infection that causes food poisoning that is somewhat common in puppies. It is estimated that as many as 49 percent of dogs carry the bacteria in their gut. Symptoms of campylobacter include: fever, vomiting, loss of appetite, and swollen lymph nodes. Animals become infected with the bacteria when they come in contact with feces from an infected animal, or when they eat food or water that has been contaminated.
The FDA regulates pet food, both wet and dry varieties as well as treats. The regulations spelled out in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act are similar to the regulations for other animal foods, requiring it be safe to eat, be produced in a sanitary environment under sanitary conditions, be free of harmful substances, and be honestly labeled with what it contains. These regulations help reduce the occurrence of campylobacter. Canned pet foods contain an additional regulation, requiring that they be compliant with the low acid canned food regulations to ensure they are free of microorganisms.
Pet Food Testing Requests
Contract Laboratory has received the following pet food testing requests:
- Food Laboratory needed for pet food testing: quality and analysis of dry pet food which is being manufactured in uk and imported to india.
- Ohio Laboratory needed for AAFCO Pet Food Testing: Independent quantitative analysis of each dog food ingredient
- Central USA food laboratory needed for raw pet food testing for nutrients including amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids.
- Animal Chemistry Laboratory needed for pet food testing for Glucosamine HCl, Methylsulfonyl Methane (MSM), Creatine Monohydrate and Levothyroxine Sodium for Purity and Content in Dosage Form The products come in powder, granule and chew form and I would want testing done on raw material and finish product (with various formulas). The product is marketed as nutritional supplement for dogs and horses so it doesn’t need FDA testing
- Analytical Chemistry Laboratory needed for Pet Food Testing: Glucosamine HCL, Methylsulfonyl Methane (MSM), Creatine Monohydrate and Levothyroxine for Purity and content in dosage form
- USA Laboratory needed for pet food testing for sulfaclozine, tilmicosin, trimethoprim, enrofloxacin and sulfaquinoxaline in our pet treat.
- Canada Laboratory needed for pet food testing to Canadian Pet Food Industry Standard: nutritional testing, shelf life testing, pet food 6 samples
- California Consumer Products Safety Laboratory needed for pet food testing for safety/quality of pet food
- USA Animal Science Laboratory needed for testing pet food for phenol (carbolic acid), para-aminophenol, acetaminophen
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Originally posted 2017-10-05 12:25:01.