Currently, there is no ingredient definition for hemp and/or hemp products in pet food. The Ingredient Definitions Committee welcomes a manufacturer who will propose a definition. Methodology to request an ingredient be defined is well-detailed in the AAFCO OP (official publication).
In the meantime – no definition – no use! The FDA has specifically stated hemp products will not be approved for pet food. To change this – an ingredient must be defined. As there are many hemp products, including for pet use, on the market, safety information is available – this information is needed as part of the application process.
Interested? Contact us – Next Gen PFMA is here to help its members through the ingredient definition
process.