Message Number: YG1732 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-03-25 23:39:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Commercial Ferret Food - a great buy or what?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Edward Lipinski <elipinski@j...>
> Who's this AAFCO nutrient profile? Anybody got an answer? Who are

Yo Edward! I can answer that one

What is AAFCO?

The term AAFCO stands for the Association of American Feed Control
Officials. A basic goal of AAFCO is to provide a mechanism for
developing and implementing uniform and equitable laws, regulations,
standards and enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture,
distribution and sale of animal feeds; resulting in safe, effective,
and useful feeds. The Association thereby promotes new ideas and
innovative procedures and urges their adoption by member agencies,
for uniformity.

Purpose and Function of AAFCO:

The purpose of the corporation shall be to establish and maintain an
Association through which officials of any state, dominion, federal
or other governmental agency and employees thereof charged with a
responsibility in enforcing the laws regulating the production,
labeling, distribution, or sale of animal feeds or livestock remedies
may unite to explore the problems encountered in administering such
laws, to develop just and equitable standards, definitions and
policies to be followed in enforcing such laws, to promote uniformity
in such laws, regulations and enforcement policies, and to cooperate
with members of the industry producing such products in order to
promote the effectiveness and usefulness of such products.

As cut and pasted from

Still reading but at this point I'm thinking they are the good guys!