Example: A company produces dog food at a plant in Nevada. The product’s major components include corn, cornmeal, wheat, soybean meal and animal fat, each of which is made in the U.S. The dog food’s proteins, vitamins and minerals are imported from China.
An unqualified Made in USA claim is not likely to be deceptive because the proteins, vitamins, and minerals make up a negligible portion of the product’s total manufacturing costs and are insignificant parts of the final product.
See what we did there? Made in the USA can simply mean that some components were sourced from other countries, but the final product itself was technically “made” in the U.S.