Are you comfortable with your dog food because it’s approved for your pet? It may be a shock to you to know that there aren’t any AAFCO-approved or AAFCO-certified pet foods. The Association of American Food Control Officials (AAFCO) is a widely used association of local, state, and federal officials. The AAFCO creates the language model for definitions, guidance, and best practices related to the regulation of pet foods, but it doesn’t “regulate, test, approve or certify pet food. All states have their own feed laws, regulations, and policies and while most states base them on AAFCO’s Model Bill and Model Regulations it is the local, state, and federal authorities that really regulate pet food.