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Virtual Opportunity: AAFCO Meeting

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, yet another national meeting has turned virtual. AAFCO will meet virtually August 5 through August 7, 2020. This virtual meeting meeting presents some interesting opportunities. There are definitely challenges as well. For those who wonder why the trade association represents their company at AAFCO meetings, …

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Tradeshows 2020

It goes without saying that coronavirus has certainly changed how our manufacturers are doing business… as well  as the opportunities to be part of pet food supply gatherings on a mass scale. Global Pet Expo had very minimal attendance in March of this year as it occurred concurrent with the …

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Can They Be Trusted?

No doubt you’ve read the FDA notification announcing the pet food industry is deemed “vital,” therefore it will have reprieve during these critical times. In fact, the notice was picked up by a general pet food industry journal with over-confident reporting that should give us all pause for concern. Let’s …

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Coronavirus and Your Business

Whether or not you believe the hype associated with the 2019/20 Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, your customers are concerned to varying levels themselves. What measures do you have in place? How will you reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission? How will you continue to guarantee the quality and supply of your …

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Member Committees Forming

The fresh pet food industry is growing at an exciting rate – almost 30% annually. Through growth comes need to collaborate with other members experiencing similar growth issues. Therefore, Next Gen PFMA members have requested formation of several member committees. Scheduling for these timely committees starts now. Interested in rolling up your …

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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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