California Bill Would Establish “Human Grade” Labeling Program for Pet Food

California Senate Bill 1462 would amend the state’s Health and Safety Code by requiring pet food manufacturers who seek to hold their products out as “human grade” to apply for a “human grade” designation from the Department of Health. The bill also would require approved manufacturers to use specific labeling, or language established by the Department of Health, alongside clear representation that the product is intended for consumption by pets.