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Carbohydrate Labeling Update

Next Gen PFMA members, today, received notification of proposed changes to carbohydrate reporting in the guaranteed analysis of the pet food label. This information is confidential thus is not available for public dissemination. As your AAFCO representative, we provide this information for feedback on an individual basis to members. Curious …

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USDA AMS to verify human grade pet food claims

Members who produce human grade pet food will receive an email from Next Gen PFMA, their representative in AAFCO, this week with details of a new proposal where USDA and FDA will work together to validate human grade pet food claims. Before now, manufacturers of foods using ingredients designated for …

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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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