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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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Do You Have A 5-Year Plan For Your Pet Food Company?

I realize business planning is a love/hate thing. Writing a business plan is very useful in directing the execution of business, while it is incredibly tedious in the details of its creation.  But, my question to you is this:  Do you HAVE a 5-year plan?    If you don’t, how …

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Next Gen Members are Growing at 40% a Year

Making up less than 10% of the pet food marketplace, Next Gen PFMA members (and those nutritionally defensible small pet food manufacturers who aren’t YET members) are growing at 40% per year! We’re growing, while  large conglomerate “crappy kibble’ players are losing ground – it’s no wonder they’re playing hardball …

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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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Next Gen Achieves 501c3 Status

We’re excited to let our current and future members know that we have finally achieved 501(c)(3) status for our association! This means your membership fees are now tax deductible, giving you yet another reason to value your Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturers Association. We’re here to do everything we can …

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