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Event Update: Pet Food Justice

What happened: On April 20, 2019 dozens of retailers, manufacturers, citizens and concerned individuals joined together at the Pet Food Justice symposium supporting raw pet milk in Raritan, New Jersey. Results: evidence was presented documenting the health benefits of raw milk for many species. The evidence further demonstrated pasteurization does …

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When the Taurine Scare Affects Your Business

HELP! Taurine Scare I need your help. I’m getting CRUSHED with panic about this Taurine Cardiomyopathy scare.  CRUSHED. I have multiple people EACH DAY now coming into the store in complete PANIC. All anyone asks for is Eukanuba or Iams.  (odd, don’t you think?) Seriously.  I had a hard core …

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PCQI Training Opportunity

AFIA (American Feed Industry Association) is hosting a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) training course in Nashville, TN, the week prior to the AAFCO annual meeting in Louisville, KY. Each pet food manufacturer must have a PCQI trained individual on staff (or consultant) to meet FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) …

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Manufacturer’s Rights

Standing up for manufacturer’s rights is a foundational effort of Next Gen PFMA. In January (2019), we were notified of illegal seizure of frozen raw pet milk by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The NJDOH incorrectly cited human food law (Title 24), as reason for their actions; pet …

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Who Are Our Members?

Next Gen PFMA has the wonderful opportunity to represent a wide array of pet food manufacturers, as well as the distributors and retailers who support these manufacturers by carrying their products. Our manufacturers often use unique methods of marketing to the consumer. Some manufacturers use the traditional method of brokering …

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