The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking a fresh look at food labels for dog foods, and its first target is a brand that’s a big part of American food culture.
The agency says it has received reports of consumers who say they are being misled by labels on the fda pet food that are confusing or misleading, and that these consumers may sue.
FDA said the agency received two complaints about a pet food label on the pet food company’s website that said “Pets may have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and the pet may have higher than normal amounts of blood sugar.
These claims are not true.”
The agency said it is reviewing those complaints.
The agency is also reviewing other food labels.
In addition, the agency is examining whether food companies should be required to post a disclaimer in their food labels that states that the product is “generally recognized as safe for use in dogs and cats.”
The FTC has launched an investigation of the issue, which could lead consumers to legal action.
Agency officials say they don’t want to be drawn into legal battles, but that they want to find a way to make sure pet food labels are clear, understandable and easily understood by consumers.
Food manufacturers have been lobbying the FDA to include dog food labels in the list of food products to be required by the agency to post, and some companies have already done so.
“As consumers, we want to understand what the labels mean,” said Dr. Nancy Jentzen, an FDA commissioner.
“It’s important to understand that the labels may not be the same for dogs and other animals, and it’s important for consumers to be able to easily understand what these labels mean.”
According to the FTC, in 2014, more than 40 percent of Americans said they ate dog food at least once a week.