Sample Horse Label

The Colorado Commercial Feed Law and the Colorado Pet Food Labeling Rules and Regulations lists specific information that is required on animal food/treat labels.

A sample format for a horse treat label is as follows:

PRODUCT NAME
 
PURPOSE STATEMENT & CLASS OF HORSE
(for example, "A Treat for All Classes of Horses")
 
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (minimum)......%*
Crude Fat (minimum)..........% *
Crude Fiber (maximum)........% *
 
INGREDIENTS
(List the individual ingredients in descending order of predominance)
 
FEEDING DIRECTIONS
 
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
 
(MANUFACTURER NAME & MAILING ADDRESS)
 
NET WEIGHT

*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, I would 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, logon to the AgLicense website and upload the label to the appropriate product or contact our office to have new product registered.

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.