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What are Your Business Ethics?

Ethics versus morals – an interesting philosophical issue, especially when it comes to business. Morals are formal, written rules which describe “appropriate” behavior. Ethics are moral principles that guide behavior. One term defines the other – how confusing! Let’s break it down a bit. A moral code is basically a …

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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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How Did It Go?

In the last post, I let you know that I was going to the FDA on behalf of raw pet food manufacturers to discuss how we (NGPFMA and the FDA) can work together. While we all hoped for the best, which would be complete change in the FDA’s policy, reality …

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Safety

Early in my United States Air Force career, I was introduced to the adage “perception is reality.” In our current environment, food safety is very important, as it should be. Mis-information exists on the internet that might convey the perception that real food pet products are not safe. The louder …

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