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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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What is your goal for attending SuperZoo 2017?

Many of our present and future members will be in attendance in Las Vegas the last week of July 2017. It almost seems like a rite of passage when your pet business has grown enough to support a booth at SuperZoo, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (NV). It is truly an amazing opportunity …

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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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The five reasons to manufacture pet food

There are five reasons to manufacture pet food that are directly related to how people feed their pets. How each different pet food manufacturer handles these five reasons is what creates the diversity present within the marketplace. The five reasons pet owners feed their pets is: To solve hunger; To provide calories; To provide nutrients; …

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Defining Your Own Recall Philosophy

Certainly, this is not a topic ANY pet food manufacturer wants to consider (…but would be wise to do so). Because they manufacture the top 2% of pet foods, our members are constantly under scrutiny, including by the FDA and state departments of agriculture. This scrutiny means a recall is …

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What Led a Veterinarian To Start NGPFMA

I started this trade association because I have a passion for nutrition. When I was a practicing veterinarian, I treated 80% of what walked through the door with nutrition. I co-authored a cookbook of balanced recipes using people food without supplements with my amazing friend Susan Thixton (Dinner PAWsible ). And …

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