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Human Grade Pet Foods – AAFCO Forms New Working Group

As was recommended at the 2018 annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, AAFCO has formed a new working group to discuss human grade pet food. “The Workgroup Mission shall be to utilize AAFCO’s current Terms, Definitions, and Guidance for Human Grade Pet Food claims and guidance from USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service, …

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Who’s who at AAFCO – August 2018

The 2018 annual AAFCO meeting just finished August 1 in Fort Lauderdale. Representatives from 44 of the 50 United States, as well as Canada and seven other countries were present. It’s interesting to note that not all states send representatives to AAFCO. That does not mean those states don’t have …

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Carbohydrate Labeling Update

Next Gen PFMA members, today, received notification of proposed changes to carbohydrate reporting in the guaranteed analysis of the pet food label. This information is confidential thus is not available for public dissemination. As your AAFCO representative, we provide this information for feedback on an individual basis to members. Curious …

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USDA AMS to verify human grade pet food claims

Members who produce human grade pet food will receive an email from Next Gen PFMA, their representative in AAFCO, this week with details of a new proposal where USDA and FDA will work together to validate human grade pet food claims. Before now, manufacturers of foods using ingredients designated for …

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