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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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Sometimes, Small is Good

As the saying goes: “Image is everything.” So, most small businesses, as defined by revenues, have a tendency to refer to themselves in term of projected future revenue growth. However, sometimes it pays to be realistic and be firmly planted in the present. This is the case with FSMA (Food …

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“Conservatism dominates the pet food industry”, or “Why more veterinarians aren’t recommending your food”

It comes down to the perception of safety. The general veterinarian wants to know your food is safe. In their minds, safety keeps veterinarians from getting sued. According to published literature, your food is not safe. Published literature details the hazards of raw/unprocessed food; the relationship of Salmonella, Listeria, and …

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2017 AAFCO ANNUAL MEETING REPORT

The AAFCO 2017 Annual meeting just wrapped up and I’m pleased to give you a summary of the developments that most impact you. First, I´m pleased to report that I’m still on the following active working groups:       Nutrition Facts Box,       Nutritional Adequacy and Feeding …

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