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Can You Say Turkey?

Under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, as well as the Food Safety Modernization Act, regulators, namely the FDA, USDA and state Departments of Agriculture, all have authority to sample foods for presence of “problems.“ Those problems can be anything from bacteria (presumed pathogens) to foreign objects to undeclared allergens. …

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Now the Blitzkrieg Starts

A new attack is underway – now we’re dealing with a blitzkrieg. We’ve been discussing the psychological operations (psy-ops) being used by the federal government – giving the public the impression that all bacteria are dangerous. Scientifically, it’s been shown that only some bacteria are dangerous and only above specific levels. Recently, …

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The Problem With Paying for “Insurance”

There’s nothing worse than paying every month for a service that you never use. In fact, reviewing monthly bank statements actually re-stimulates that annoyance each time. What am I talking about? Monthly “membership dues” to the trade association. Paying month after month for something that you’re not currently using can …

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What are Your Business Ethics?

Ethics versus morals – an interesting philosophical issue, especially when it comes to business. Morals are formal, written rules which describe “appropriate” behavior. Ethics are moral principles that guide behavior. One term defines the other – how confusing! Let’s break it down a bit. A moral code is basically a …

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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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