Warning: The Pet Food Label Modernization Working Group is planning on polling your customers! In response to mandatory changes legislated by FSMA, the Pet Food Label Modernization Working Groups are working to update pet food labels, much as human food labels have already been updated. As the different working groups …Read More »
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Only a handful of months has passed since the day we officially announced the opening of the Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturing Association. Designed to serve, represent and fight for all of the honorable pet food manufacturers too “small” to be part of a good ‘ole boy network, we knew …Read More »
Last week was a big week for Next Gen PFMA for two reasons, one of which has me very frustrated (but equally determined) and the other is amazing news for all of our members. First, it was a big week because we participated in two work groups for AAFCO. We …Read More »
How is the nonviolent resistance movement of Occupy Wall Street like the efforts of next generation pet food manufacturers association?
History is full of examples of violent interactions. War, violence, aggression – these are all synonymous for a situation that engenders winners and losers. There are some excellent examples of nonviolent struggles in history. These non-violent conflicts have intended to educate the public, political officials, legislators, and regulators about equality, …Read More »
Does joining next generation pet food manufacturers association highlight the bull’s-eye on the back of raw pet food manufacturers?
First, and most importantly, our member list is confidential and will remain that way until until all of the members feel the time is right to disclose the member list. In fact, recently, I was asked by a few fellow pet food manufacturers, as well as some regulatory officials, who …Read More »
Several consumers have approached the association wanting to know how to reconcile their veterinarians’ recommendations to feed low protein pet food to dogs and cats in kidney failure while the owners’ desire to feed more species appropriate diets. As leaders in the pet food industry, the members of Next Generation …Read More »
WARNING: This post will include alarming information regarding federal regulations — increasing and already created at the rate of 520 EVERY DAY including Christmas in 2015. This of course, doesn’t take any state regulations into account. That’s why I urge you — if you’ve read nothing else about Next …Read More »
More than 50% of pet food and treat purchases in the US contain functional food ingredients. It’s more important than ever to communicate healthy pet food/treat content. More than half the time, pet food consumers are searching for functional ingredients listed on the label. Pet Food Industry Magazine released this infographic …Read More »
Starting a nonprofit association for the first time is an interesting process. There are many steps, hurtles really, that must be surmounted before an organization can receive final validation as a nonprofit entity. Writing by-laws is one such hurdle. I am pleased to announce that as of this date, the …Read More »