A sample format for a pet treat label is as follows:
(Identify product as "snack or treat" and
list intended species-dog/cat)
Crude Protein (minimum)......%*
Crude Fat (minimum)..........% *
Crude Fiber (maximum)........% *
(List the individual ingredients
in descending order of predominance.)
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
(MANUFACTURER NAME & MAILING ADDRESS)
(Date product is made or packaged or a code that permits the determination of that date)
*Have your product(s) analyzed at a commercial feed laboratory to determine these values.
When you have the results of the laboratory assays on your product(s) for protein, fat, and fiber, we recommend the actual values found be slightly altered so that the product(s) has no problems in meeting the guaranteed amounts.
To do this, drop the % of protein and fat found by approximately .5-1% in order to allow for variance in the ingredients and to reach the minimum guarantees. Take the % of fiber found and increase this value .5-1% to enable the product(s) to make the maximum guarantee.
When you have a label(s) draft available, submit it with the Commercial Feed Registration Application , Small Package Distribution Report and appropriate fees.
Please indicate that you are requesting a label review by directing these items to the attention of the Feed Program Regulatory Specialist. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.