The European Pet Food Industry Federation published its annually updated Nutritional Guidelines for Cats and Dogs for 2012.
Based on new scientific literature and discussions with the federation's Scientific Advisory Board, adaptations were made to nutrients such as vitamins, iodine, calcium and sodium. The federation's new nutrition guidelines have newly defined ratios because “calcium and phosphorus are essential minerals for healthy skeleton development and maintenance,” the federation said.
Tomato pomace has the potential to provide additional nutrition and health benefits
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Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
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