Pet Food Project Summary

SCOPE


Clean Label Project™ completed a study of 1,084 pet food products from 80 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions in both humans and animals.

PRODUCTS


Clean Label Project had the top selling dog and cat food products tested—both wet and dry—and dog and cat treats, as reported by Nielsen for 2016. In September 2017, the Clean Label Project expanded the study to include leading private label brands and additional brands based on consumer requests.

RESULTS


Every product tested is displayed in the product ratings with a rating of one, three or five stars so you can look up the products you purchase—and make informed future purchasing decisions based on science rather than marketing terms and manufacturer supplied data. Every brand is then rated so you can know the overall brand quality based on the products tested compared to other brands.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO


  1.  Demand better! Sign our petition to demand transparency in labeling from the FDA
  2. Be a Conscious Consumer! Research the products you buy on cleanlabelproject.org and share our “shopping lists” with friends and family. And look for a Clean Label Project certification emblem on products you purchase.
  3. Sign up! Join Clean Label Project’s email list to be the first to receive new product ratings and other valuable information—which will help you choose clean products.
  4. Follow Clean Label Project! You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for daily updates.
  5. Support Our Work! Make a tax-deductible donation that will allow us to continue our fight for cleaner products and transparency in labeling.
  6. Speak to your veterinarian! If you are concerned about your pets exposure to toxins and contaminants, your veterinarian may run a complete blood count and chemistry panel to assess overall organ function and blood counts.

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