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Pet Food Compliance Policy

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Pet Foods covered by this policy

The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act requires that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. As a form of animal food, Pet Foods must meet these FD&C Act requirements. Pet Foods are sold in a variety of ways such as, but not limited to dry Pet Foods, canned wet Pet Foods, or dehydrated foods.

Our policy for Pet Foods

Amazon requires that the facilities used to manufacture Pet Foods meet all applicable regulations and guidelines some of which are listed below for your reference.

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Pet Foods
  • 21 CFR 113 - Thermally Processed Low-Acid Foods Packaged in Hermetically Sealed Containers
  • 21 CFR 507 - Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls For Food For Animals
  • Official Publication from Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) as updated

Please also see the Restricted Products Help pages on Animals & Animal-Related Products and Veterinary Diets frequently asked questions for selling partners for additional product restrictions.

Required information

For Pet Foods, you must submit one of the following compliance documents:

How to submit information

If we contact you for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select Inventory, and then click Add a Product.
  2. Search for the ASIN you want to sell.
  3. In the search results, click the Listing limitations apply link next to the ASIN.
  4. Click Request Approval to start the application process.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products and/or listing privileges
  • Withhold any payments due to you
  • Pursue legal action

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

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