Q. What is the difference between manufactured "by" vs. "for" when it comes to my dog's food?
A. According to the FDA, a pet food label or statement that says that the food is "manufactured by" identifies the party is responsible for the quality, safety, and location of the product. A label that reads "manufactured for" or "distributed by" indicates that the product was manufactured by another company other than the one selling the product. This usually happens with private label pet foods. When a pet food company uses their own facilities for production they are able to set high quality control standards and are better equipped to deal with quality control issues that may arise.