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“Conservatism dominates the pet food industry”, or “Why more veterinarians aren’t recommending your food”

It comes down to the perception of safety. The general veterinarian wants to know your food is safe. In their minds, safety keeps veterinarians from getting sued. According to published literature, your food is not safe. Published literature details the hazards of raw/unprocessed food; the relationship of Salmonella, Listeria, and …

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2017 AAFCO ANNUAL MEETING REPORT

The AAFCO 2017 Annual meeting just wrapped up and I’m pleased to give you a summary of the developments that most impact you. First, I´m pleased to report that I’m still on the following active working groups:       Nutrition Facts Box,       Nutritional Adequacy and Feeding …

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Next Gen PFMA Turns One

Inaugural Presidents are marked by the first hundred days of their presidency.  At Next Gen PFMA, we are proud to be marked by our first year in existence. Through a bittersweet chain of events, Executive Director Cathy Alinovi became available full-time to pursue her passion for ensuring sufficient high-quality pet …

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Hemp Anyone?

Currently, there is no ingredient definition for hemp and/or hemp products in pet food. The Ingredient Definitions Committee welcomes a manufacturer who will propose a definition. Methodology to request an ingredient be defined is well-detailed in the AAFCO OP (official publication). In the meantime – no definition – no use! …

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What will your customer say when they are asked?

Warning: The Pet Food Label Modernization Working Group is planning on polling your customers! In response to mandatory changes legislated by FSMA, the Pet Food Label Modernization Working Groups are working to update pet food labels, much as human food labels have already been updated. As the different working groups …

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