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WE DID NOT LOSE!!

The discussion over so-called minor edits to the definition of human-grade pet food had potential to end poorly. The risk existed the Pet Food Committee (PFC) would blindly accept the proposal to “simply” remove the word “edible” from the human grade pet food (HGPF) discussion. The conversation started with a …

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Your Manufacturing Process — January 2018

It’s January – what does that mean to your manufacturing process? For some of our members, it’s the start of a new fiscal year which means business planning and annual budgets.  Our manufacturers are planning for 40% annual growth!!  This planning means renewing contracts and ensuring the sourcing of quality …

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Human-grade and AAFCO

As I look forward to representing our members at another AAFCO meeting in just under a week, there’s something of HUGE importance on the agenda. You can check out the official agenda here. To be honest, at first glance, when I heard the proposed changes in the definition of “human …

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Sometimes, Small is Good

As the saying goes: “Image is everything.” So, most small businesses, as defined by revenues, have a tendency to refer to themselves in term of projected future revenue growth. However, sometimes it pays to be realistic and be firmly planted in the present. This is the case with FSMA (Food …

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