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
Companies like The Honest Kitchen, Pulse Canada and Mars Petcare are making "green" ingredients a top priority
See the full results of the survey sent to the Petfood Industry audience on sustainability.
During the annual meeting, the Pet Food Committee approved recommendations to require calorie content statements on all dog and cat food labels
At its annual meeting, AAFCO addressed ingredient definitions, petfood safety matters and certified organic petfoods
During its meeting in "sunny" California, AAFCO also considered calorie statements, a wheat gluten definition and other issues
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
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