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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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What is your goal for attending SuperZoo 2017?

Many of our present and future members will be in attendance in Las Vegas the last week of July 2017. It almost seems like a rite of passage when your pet business has grown enough to support a booth at SuperZoo, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (NV). It is truly an amazing opportunity …

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Next Gen PFMA Turns One

Inaugural Presidents are marked by the first hundred days of their presidency.  At Next Gen PFMA, we are proud to be marked by our first year in existence. Through a bittersweet chain of events, Executive Director Cathy Alinovi became available full-time to pursue her passion for ensuring sufficient high-quality pet …

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The five reasons to manufacture pet food

There are five reasons to manufacture pet food that are directly related to how people feed their pets. How each different pet food manufacturer handles these five reasons is what creates the diversity present within the marketplace. The five reasons pet owners feed their pets is: To solve hunger; To provide calories; To provide nutrients; …

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Defining Your Own Recall Philosophy

Certainly, this is not a topic ANY pet food manufacturer wants to consider (…but would be wise to do so). Because they manufacture the top 2% of pet foods, our members are constantly under scrutiny, including by the FDA and state departments of agriculture. This scrutiny means a recall is …

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Do You Have A 5-Year Plan For Your Pet Food Company?

I realize business planning is a love/hate thing. Writing a business plan is very useful in directing the execution of business, while it is incredibly tedious in the details of its creation.  But, my question to you is this:  Do you HAVE a 5-year plan?    If you don’t, how …

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