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the Federal Trade Commission [16
CFR 500.6 and 500.7]. Granted, from
those citations alone, there does not
appear to be any regulatory restriction
as to the means by which net contents
are expressed.
However, conspicuously missing
from the discussion is a long-existing
FDA regulation that adds the caveat:
 21 CFR 501.105(c) When the
declaration of quantity of contents by
numerical count does not give adequate
information as to the quantity of food in
the package, it shall be combined with
such statement of weight, measure or size
of the individual units of the foods as will
provide such information.
Admittedly, some types of dog
chews, such as antlers, hooves and
bones, are naturally variable in size,

the number of units per package
increases, or when the size of each
unit is more uniform (e.g.; ground
and formed rawhides, and especially biscuits). In those cases,
frankly, count alone may not provide
adequate information. One compa-

ny's "10 chews" may in fact weigh
more than another company's "20
chews," so just breaking the first
company's chews in half would be
the better value. Even qualification
of the units (e.g.; "large" vs. "small")
would not be helpful without a stan-

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so, particularly for packaged items
that contain one or a few units, it is
very difficult to comfortably assign a
net weight without running a sizable
risk of either falling short or being
way over the declared contents.
Provided the contents of the package
are visible at point of sale, though,
it can be argued that the purchaser
can reasonably assess the value of the
goods sold and make an informed
decision. 
This gets harder to defend as
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Contents
Should consumer demands always dictate pet food’s path?
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Lucky & Prince: Human-grade pet food at accessible prices
3 considerations of pet food facility safety
E-commerce: A growing pet product purchasing channel
5 free-from claims top sales in US pet food market
Guide to Petfood Forum China 2019
Pet chew net content declarations: Is count sufficient?
Titanium dioxide: A whitener with broad application
Taking a page from pet supplements
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - Contents
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - Should consumer demands always dictate pet food’s path?
Petfood Industry - July 2019 - 5
Petfood Industry - July 2019 - Speaking of…
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - News and Calendar
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - Lucky & Prince: Human-grade pet food at accessible prices
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - 3 considerations of pet food facility safety
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - E-commerce: A growing pet product purchasing channel
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - 5 free-from claims top sales in US pet food market
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - Guide to Petfood Forum China 2019
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Petfood Industry - July 2019 - Pet chew net content declarations: Is count sufficient?
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