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The Way It’s Always Been Done

I’m sure most of us have invoked this saying as justification for our actions at one time or another in our lives. But when on the receiving end, a sensation of unfairness may come across our systems. By way of example, let’s look back into human history. Two hundred years …

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Conversations Continue

You might remember in December 2018, we, Next Gen PFMA, met with leaders at the Office of Surveillance and Compliance, FDA/CVM (Center for Veterinary Medicine). Here’s how it went.   At that time, we began discussions to ascertain the origins of the FDA’s stance regarding zero tolerance for bacteria in …

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Event Update: Pet Food Justice

What happened: On April 20, 2019 dozens of retailers, manufacturers, citizens and concerned individuals joined together at the Pet Food Justice symposium supporting raw pet milk in Raritan, New Jersey. Results: evidence was presented documenting the health benefits of raw milk for many species. The evidence further demonstrated pasteurization does …

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When the Taurine Scare Affects Your Business

HELP! Taurine Scare I need your help. I’m getting CRUSHED with panic about this Taurine Cardiomyopathy scare.  CRUSHED. I have multiple people EACH DAY now coming into the store in complete PANIC. All anyone asks for is Eukanuba or Iams.  (odd, don’t you think?) Seriously.  I had a hard core …

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PCQI Training Opportunity

AFIA (American Feed Industry Association) is hosting a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) training course in Nashville, TN, the week prior to the AAFCO annual meeting in Louisville, KY. Each pet food manufacturer must have a PCQI trained individual on staff (or consultant) to meet FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) …

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Manufacturer’s Rights

Standing up for manufacturer’s rights is a foundational effort of Next Gen PFMA. In January (2019), we were notified of illegal seizure of frozen raw pet milk by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). The NJDOH incorrectly cited human food law (Title 24), as reason for their actions; pet …

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