AAFCO Statement on Human Grade Pet Foods:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines products fit for human consumption to be officially “edible.” These foodstuffs have been processed, inspected and passed manufacturing regulations (i.e. process control regulations) that are designed to assure safety for consumption by humans.


For a product to be deemed edible for humans, all ingredients must be human edible and the product must be manufactured, packed and held in accordance with federal regulations in 21 CFR 110, Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food.


Whole Life Pet is 100% Human Grade!

The term “human grade” gets misused almost every time you see it on a pet food or treat bag.  With the exception of just a few companies like us, when you see Human Grade, you can rest assured that the company is purposely misleading you when it comes to the quality and safety of their products and that they have passed no manufacturing regulations.  The term “Human Grade Ingredients” is also misleading.  It doesn’t matter what quality of ingredients a company uses if its products are not being made under strict human food production standards. Imagine a restaurant that uses organic ingredients but then has no food safety process in the kitchen. 


The thing I am most proud of is the fact that we make 100% of our products in-house.  I started Whole Life Pet with a passion to make safe products knowing the only way to do it was to build a facility and make them in-house where we control every aspect of the process.  From ingredient selection to manufacturing through to packaging and shipping.  Our competitors have no idea where ingredients come from and also no idea what goes on day to day in the facilities that make their products.


We use the very finest Human Grade ingredients and the highest human food safety and production standards.  All of our treats and toppers are made in accordance with federal requirements for Human Food Manufacturing. This means that 100% of our ingredients are human edible and that our products are all manufactured, packaged, stored and shipped in accordance with federal regulations 21 CFR 110!


We invite you to visit our ingredient tracking page.  Chances are that you will personally enjoy many of the ingredients that we use.  Now your dog or cat can enjoy them too!

All the best,



John Gigliotti