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Pet food and pet supplements

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

Pet foods and pet supplements 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. This policy also applies to pet supplements.

Our policy for pet foods and pet supplements

Amazon requires that all pet foods and pet supplements comply with applicable regulations or standard requirements, including but not limited to the following:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Pet foods and pet supplements (including treats and chews, as applicable)
  • 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 Animals & Animal-Related Products and Veterinary diets frequently asked questions for selling partners for additional product restrictions.

Required documentation

For each pet food or pet supplement product (each ASIN), 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 the Performance tab, and choose Account health.
  2. Under Product compliance requests in the bottom right corner of the page, click Documentation requests.
  3. Click Provide documentation or appeal next to the product.
  4. Select No to upload documents.
  5. Follow the steps in the Submit required documents section.

Policy violations

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

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, listing privileges, or both
  • 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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