Science Diet Pet Food Label Substantiation Request

Request sent 6/26/15

Message sent via contact form on the Science Diet Pet Food website.

On behalf of pet food consumers, I am writing requesting information from Hill’s Science Diet to substantiate the roasted meat and grilled meat images on your line of ‘Crafted’ pet foods. As example, the Crafted Grain Free Herbed Chicken & Chickpeas Recipe Cat Food label contains an image of roasted chicken on the label. Per the FDA, pet food manufacturers are required to provide information to substantiate label claims – as well, FDA states that “Pet food labeling may not be false or misleading in any particular.” Thus, I am requesting information from Hill’s Science Diet to substantiate the roasted and grilled meat images on all of the ‘Crafted’ line of pet foods.

As well, I am requesting information to substantiate the ‘Made in the USA’ label claim on ‘Crafted’ line of pet foods. Per FTC requirement and per AAFCO requirement, “Made in the USA means that “all or virtually all” the product has been made in America. That is all significant parts, processing and labor that go into the product must be of U.S. origin.” Thus, I am requesting information from Hill’s Science Diet to substantiate the Made in the USA label claim on all ‘Crafted’ line of pet foods.

To provide full transparency on our end, AssociationforTruthinPetFood.com – a pet food consumer advocacy organization – will be posting all requests for information to substantiate label claims and company responses on our website for all pet food consumers to read.

Pet food consumers await your response to this request for information.

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Consumer Advocate
Association for Truth in Pet Food

 

To date, no response received.

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