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Human Grade Pet Foods – AAFCO Forms New Working Group

As was recommended at the 2018 annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, AAFCO has formed a new working group to discuss human grade pet food. “The Workgroup Mission shall be to utilize AAFCO’s current Terms, Definitions, and Guidance for Human Grade Pet Food claims and guidance from USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service, …

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Who’s who at AAFCO – August 2018

The 2018 annual AAFCO meeting just finished August 1 in Fort Lauderdale. Representatives from 44 of the 50 United States, as well as Canada and seven other countries were present. It’s interesting to note that not all states send representatives to AAFCO. That does not mean those states don’t have …

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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 Members are Growing at 40% a Year

Making up less than 10% of the pet food marketplace, Next Gen PFMA members (and those nutritionally defensible small pet food manufacturers who aren’t YET members) are growing at 40% per year! We’re growing, while  large conglomerate “crappy kibble’ players are losing ground – it’s no wonder they’re playing hardball …

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Next Gen Achieves 501c3 Status

We’re excited to let our current and future members know that we have finally achieved 501(c)(3) status for our association! This means your membership fees are now tax deductible, giving you yet another reason to value your Next Generation Pet Food Manufacturers Association. We’re here to do everything we can …

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Big week – amazing news and some frustration

Last week was a big week for Next Gen PFMA  for two reasons, one of which has me very frustrated (but equally determined) and the other is amazing news for all of our members. First,  it was a big week because we participated in two work groups for AAFCO.  We …

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