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Our 2019 Game Plan

Like a good sports team or any business, Next Gen PFMA has a plan to continue supporting your needs and to further our efforts into 2019. Staying with the sports analogy, we have both offensive and defensive strategic plans for the year; like a good team captain, we will share …

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Accurately Defining the Competition

Most likely, you have defined your competition; but let’s review a few points to ensure we are in agreement. The real pet food category constitutes less than 3% of the annual national US pet food market. Less than 3% of $30 Billion – that means all of the Real Pet …

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Are You Ready for 2019?

Believe it or not, this is not a post about New Year’s resolutions; it’s about putting your best foot forward for business in 2019. In spite of a federal government shutdown, many state department of agriculture begin their inspection sampling protocols in the first quarter of each year. (These sampling …

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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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Signs of Success – Perspective

It’s a weird thing that when a business or individual is successful that business or individual is attacked. In a recent article, a reporter discussed 92 cases of human infection with Salmonella infantis in the United States since January 2018. Through either sloppy writing skills, or intentionally deceptive language, the …

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It’s Facility Registration Time

The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires all pet food/treat manufacturers to register with the FDA. Once registered, renewals are required every two years. It’s time once again! For new manufacturers who maybe didn’t know: if you manufacture pet food or treats in the US you must register. For those who …

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Remember the Alamo (Rad Cat)

I’d like to share an analogy: Jonnie and Billy are playing in the sandbox. All of a sudden there’s loud yelling, then crying. Upon investigation, one finds Jonnie has a bloody nose and is crying while Billy is holding his Tonka truck. Maybe it’s not a great analogy but it …

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