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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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USC vs CFR – Who Wrote the Book on Definitions?

Differing rules define/govern pet food in the United States; for some, this can be a source of confusion. Unraveling the confusion ensures interested parties have the same basis of understanding – useful prior to the start of the Annual AAFCO meeting on August 1-3, 2016. Reason being, one agenda item …

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