The Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association was created to represent the pet food and treat manufacturers who use ingredients which meet the 21 USC 321 definition of food to create pet food without adulterants, as defined by 21 USC 342.
Our mission is to promote and support these pet food manufacturers so our members may maintain business transparency, communicate openly with their customers and prosper financially.
Next Gen will also work actively to enhance favorable business environs for its members while navigating international, federal and state regulations and legislation.
YES!!! I want to become an inaugural member of Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association.
Please note that your annual membership will be active as soon as payment is made and application (sent upon completion of payment) is sent. And, of course, welcome! Together, we’ll make a difference for our members, for our businesses and for our pets.
Our inaugural members benefit from:
Representation at AAFCO.
When we show up “en masse” under the flag of an official and organized association, the powers that be will take notice. We will be there asking for ingredient definitions, and advocating for changes to ingredient definitions. We go in prepared, having gathered appropriate and compelling scientific support to bolster our requests.
Safety in Numbers.
You may be singled out by regulatory agencies — as several of our members have — but our members will never again stand alone. Using our collective resources, connections AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY experience dealing with these regulatory agencies, we will help you navigate AND FIGHT situations including — but not limited to — recall demands.
As a collective group we will have more buying power — with packers, for example — than we have independently.
Our association — and each of our members — may be a bit of an outsider and may even be considered a bit of a rebel bucking the status quo. For this reason, it is even more crucial to build relationships with those people, leaders and organizations already in place. We’ll be constantly developing these relationships so we have them in place when we need them.
Grassroots Lobbying In Congress.
it was Congress who created the FDA to oversee food for public safety. We’ll be actively educating them… so they know that there are multiple ways — other than extreme rendering— to create safe pet food. With education, we’ll slowly turn the tide in our favor.
So, if these things are important to you…
if you don’t want to continue to do business
and navigate regulations as a “lone ranger,”
We’re actively setting up systems so that your membership fee can be paid in monthly installments, allowing your membership benefits to begin immediately but your payments to be spread out. We’re doing all we can to increase OUR numbers, so that YOU are BETTER represented.
If you haven’t already done so, contact us to join Next Gen. If you know another business that needs what we’re offering, send them our way.
We’re ready. We’re united. We’re determined. And we’re going to change our industry… together. Upon joining you’ll be sent a password so you can access our MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT.