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Who’s who at AAFCO – August 2018

The 2018 annual AAFCO meeting just finished August 1 in Fort Lauderdale. Representatives from 44 of the 50 United States, as well as Canada and seven other countries were present. It’s interesting to note that not all states send representatives to AAFCO. That does not mean those states don’t have …

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What is the problem?

The short story: the problem is that we are fighting 50 years of training. The competition is way ahead of us. They have inundated the marketplace with the concept that “people food is not healthy”, that “responsible pet owners feed pet food”. We now have three generations of people who …

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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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