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Phthalates

Phthalates

Phthalates, or phthalate esters, are esters of plastic. They are mainly used as plasticizers, i.e. substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity.

Heavy Metals

Heavy Metals

The World Health Organization lists Cadmium, Mercury, Arsenic and Lead as highly poisonous major public concerns.

Macronutrients

Macronutrients

What are they?
Macronutrients are dietary elements required in large amounts for growth and development. These include Protein, Fat, Fiber and Carbohydrates. Macronutrients contain Micronutrients such as Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids.

Pet food products list guaranteed analyses on their package labels. In theory, these are accurate, or close to accurate. However, Protein and Fat are listed in minimum quantities. For example, if Protein says it’s 25% minimum, it could be 80% and still be in compliance. Fat is listed as a maximum, and carbohydrates are not required to be listed at all on your pets food nutrient analysis.

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DNA Analysis & Cross-Contamination

DNA Analysis & Cross-Contamination

What is DNA Analysis?DNA Analysis is a determination of cross-contamination or missing DNA containing ingredients. DNA is found in meat proteins such as chicken, pork, beef, insects, rodents, dogs, cats, etc. DNA is also found in fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. DNA is […]

Minerals

Minerals

Nutritional Minerals are essential nutrients that perform functions necessary for life, such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Magnesium.

Phytic Acid

Phytic Acid

What is it?
Phytic Acid, also known as Phytates, are commonly found in plant seeds. This is a naturally occurring chemical that works as a protective mechanism to the plant, allowing it grow and not be over-consumed by animals. While Phytic Acid has some anti-oxidant effects, it also binds to Calcium, Iron, Zinc, and other nutrients, thus preventing their absorption and in use the body. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Foods that are highest in phytic acid are soy, pinto beans, navy beans, kidney beans and peanuts though other beans, seeds, nuts and grains may be high in phytates as well.

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Veterinary Drug Residue

Veterinary Drug Residue

Vet Residues include hormones, antibiotics, steroids, and pentobarbital (euthanasia drugs). We test for 90 pet residues in foods.

Pathogens

Pathogens

What are Pathogens?

BPA

BPA

What is BPA?
Also known as bisphenol A, BPA is a chemical found in containers that store food and beverages. Research shows that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. BPA has been linked to negative health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland. It has also been linked to high blood pressure.

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B-Vitamins

B-Vitamins

B-Vitamins play an important role in metabolic reactions for energy production, red blood cell production, and regulation of mood.

Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins are poisonous, cancer-causing chemicals produced by certain molds which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay and grains. They have been the cause of numerous pet food recalls historically.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, normally sourced from sunlight, that increases intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate. It is responsible for multiple body functions including regulating bone density, boosting immune health and reducing the risk of cancer.

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Glyphosate

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is a chemical compound of Monsanto’s pesticide, Roundup. Glyphosate has been implicated in increases in cancer in humans.

FDA Compliance – Action Levels for Aflatoxin in Animals Feeds

FDA Compliance – Action Levels for Aflatoxin in Animals Feeds

FDA Compliance Policy Guide on Aflatoxin limitations in Animal Feed

FDA – Tracers in Animal Feed

FDA – Tracers in Animal Feed

CPG Sec 680.100 on reduced iron coated color additive in animal feed BACKGROUND:There have been inquiries about the use of…

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    FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Rendered Animal Feed Ingredients

    FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Rendered Animal Feed Ingredients

    FDA’s Compliance Policy Guide on Rendered Animal Feed Ingredients

    FDA’s Compliance Policy Guide –  Streptomycin Residues in Cattle Tissues (withdrawal)

    FDA’s Compliance Policy Guide – Streptomycin Residues in Cattle Tissues (withdrawal)

    FDA withdrawals Compliance Policy Guide on Streptomycin Residues in Cattle Tissues

    FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Listeria monocytogenes

    FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Listeria monocytogenes

    This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only.Contains Nonbinding RecommendationsDraft – Not for ImplementationCompliance Policy StaffGuidance for FDA…

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      FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Labeling and Marketing of Dog and Cat Food Diets Intended to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat, or Prevent Diseases

      FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Labeling and Marketing of Dog and Cat Food Diets Intended to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat, or Prevent Diseases

      FDA Compliance Policy Guide on Prescription Feeds intended to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat or Prevent Diseases

      FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Salmonella in Food for Animals

      FDA Compliance Policy Guide – Salmonella in Food for Animals

      FDA Compliance Policy Guide on Salmonella in Pet Food

      FDA Compliance – Pesticide Residues in Food and Feed

      FDA Compliance – Pesticide Residues in Food and Feed

      CPG Sec. 575.100 Pesticide Residues in Food and Feed CPG 7141.01, 2008CPG 555.700 Revocation of Tolerances of Cancelled Pesticides, Withdrawal…

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        FDA Compliance Policy Guide on Rendered Animal Feed Ingredients

        FDA Compliance Policy Guide on Rendered Animal Feed Ingredients

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        FDA Compliance – Damaged Grains

        FDA Compliance – Damaged Grains

        FDA Compliance Policy Guide on Moisture Damaged Grains in Animal Feed


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