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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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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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Is there only one kind of recall?

The answer impacts how you set up your HACCP plan. According to 21 CFR part 7.3 (m) there are 3 levels of recall which can be issued by the FDA: “(1) Class I is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a …

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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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WE DID NOT LOSE!!

The discussion over so-called minor edits to the definition of human-grade pet food had potential to end poorly. The risk existed the Pet Food Committee (PFC) would blindly accept the proposal to “simply” remove the word “edible” from the human grade pet food (HGPF) discussion. The conversation started with a …

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