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What is the problem?

The short story: the problem is that we are fighting 50 years of training. The competition is way ahead of us. They have inundated the marketplace with the concept that “people food is not healthy”, that “responsible pet owners feed pet food”. We now have three generations of people who …

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Human-grade and AAFCO

As I look forward to representing our members at another AAFCO meeting in just under a week, there’s something of HUGE importance on the agenda. You can check out the official agenda here. To be honest, at first glance, when I heard the proposed changes in the definition of “human …

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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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