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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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It’s Facility Registration Time

The Bioterrorism Act of 2002 requires all pet food/treat manufacturers to register with the FDA. Once registered, renewals are required every two years. It’s time once again! For new manufacturers who maybe didn’t know: if you manufacture pet food or treats in the US you must register. For those who …

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Are you a qualified facility?

The FDA issued industry guidance today (9/14/2018) for very small companies manufacturing pet food. These are companies grossing less than $500,000 a year. As the guidance document is written in legalese, a simplified clarification follows: All companies producing animal food are required to be registered. If the companies gross >$500,000 …

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What is 5-log reduction?

5-log reduction refers to pathogen control. The term is primarily used in the food industry. For example, if a surface or product has 100,000 bacterial microbes, a 5-log reduction would reduce that number to zero. In 7-log reduction, 10 million microbes will be killed with the treatment step. Lately, there …

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Ready? One month ’til FSMA!

September 17, 2018 is approaching quickly. This is the deadline by which small and very small pet food manufacturers need to be compliant with FSMA. Compliance options: have somebody on your staff PCQI trained or hire a company to administer the program for you. Whoever is involved must be able …

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