Visiting the Buy with Confidence Lab
So how can you check up on your bag of Natural Balance to see just how well it performed on these tests? It's quite simple, and I'm going to walk you through the two steps so you can see it for yourself. The example below was taken from an actual bag of Natural Balance Organic Formula dog food, our choice for Tanner, Oliver and Jacque.
To check your bag's test results for quality online, visit the Buy with Confidence Lab at this link. Click each of the 4 fields of information for a drop down menu, selecting the appropriate answer. You'll find the "Best By Date" on the back of your bag. Here's my form all filled out:
Step 1: Fill in the 4 Fields of Information
Read Your Results!
The video below shares a sample of what I saw at the Buy with Confidence lab. It's short, but you'll get the idea. They're geared up to raise the bar on safety with state of the art equipment and procedures to assure that all their food is properly tested before it leaves the facility:
Before I wrap up today's post I want you to know that the information you can find online about your bag of Natural Balance is not a requirement of the FDA or of the AAFCO. This is simply Natural Balance's commitment to communicating their testing results to you, their customers.
I didn't have to ask what happens if any of the results test positive for the target toxins. Mr. Lunetta stated pointedly that the food gets scrapped if even a single test is slightly off. They employ a zero tolerance rule for testing purposes. That's why you can buy Natural Balance with confidence!