Eurofins has published a free guide to understanding and implementing a successful Food Allergen Environmental Monitoring Plan to aid members of the petfood industry in complying with new requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Areas covered in the guide include:
• Overview of allergens• Goals for environmental control• Where to test• Tracking records• Routine preventive measures• Other topics
A free copy of the guide may be downloaded online.
An industry survey shows petfood companies are responding to consumer demand but have some concerns
See the full results of the survey sent to the Petfood
Industry audience on sustainability.
For more about sustainability in petfood, watch
Jan Hoijtink's Petfood Forum 2010 PowerPoint, "Corporate
social responsibility: from whim to a matter of
Association committed to protecting South African pet owners from 'rogue petfood manufacturers'
At its annual meeting, AAFCO addressed ingredient definitions, petfood safety matters and certified organic petfoods
During the annual meeting, the Pet Food Committee approved recommendations to require calorie content statements on all dog and cat food labels
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
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