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Nutrition

What is meant by a "natural, organic, holistic or human grade" pet food?

According to the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), the term "natural" requires a pet food to consist of only natural ingredients without chemical alterations; except for added vitamins and minerals. The term "organic" was legally defined for human foods by the USDA. While final rules have not yet been made, pet food companies can currently use the term "organic" if they follow the same rules as applied to human foods. Foods that are "100% organic" or "organic" will carry the USDA Organic Seal on the package. Currently Hill’s does not offer an "organic" pet food product. Natural and organic are not interchangeable terms. "Holistic" has no legal definition. There is no regulation defining what the word holistic means with regard to pet foods. The term "human grade" was determined to be misleading by AAFCO. The use of "human grade" or "human quality" is not allowed in pet food marketing unless the food is made in a human food approved plant.

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