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Who Are Our Members?

Next Gen PFMA has the wonderful opportunity to represent a wide array of pet food manufacturers, as well as the distributors and retailers who support these manufacturers by carrying their products. Our manufacturers often use unique methods of marketing to the consumer. Some manufacturers use the traditional method of brokering …

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Are you Registered?

As if there isn’t enough to do! We spoke in a recent post about being sure to register your facility with the FDA, which is required every two years. Don’t forget, that each state in which a manufacturer distributes pet food, the company must license/register (it depends on the state …

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Our 2019 Game Plan

Like a good sports team or any business, Next Gen PFMA has a plan to continue supporting your needs and to further our efforts into 2019. Staying with the sports analogy, we have both offensive and defensive strategic plans for the year; like a good team captain, we will share …

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Accurately Defining the Competition

Most likely, you have defined your competition; but let’s review a few points to ensure we are in agreement. The real pet food category constitutes less than 3% of the annual national US pet food market. Less than 3% of $30 Billion – that means all of the Real Pet …

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Are You Ready for 2019?

Believe it or not, this is not a post about New Year’s resolutions; it’s about putting your best foot forward for business in 2019. In spite of a federal government shutdown, many state department of agriculture begin their inspection sampling protocols in the first quarter of each year. (These sampling …

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How Did It Go?

In the last post, I let you know that I was going to the FDA on behalf of raw pet food manufacturers to discuss how we (NGPFMA and the FDA) can work together. While we all hoped for the best, which would be complete change in the FDA’s policy, reality …

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Safety

Early in my United States Air Force career, I was introduced to the adage “perception is reality.” In our current environment, food safety is very important, as it should be. Mis-information exists on the internet that might convey the perception that real food pet products are not safe. The louder …

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