Proposed regulations mean change for the petfood industry
Web version provides a working alternative to print version of a vital resource
Document for food additives still in draft form, color additives guidance has been finalized
Official Publication goes online, regulations discussed
Many factors must be considered by petfood manufacturers before product labels can be placed.
Concerns not new, but policy refinement and closer scrutiny likely
With new requirements for calorie content statements on the horizon, what’s the best method to determine ME?
Changes have been made to clarify ambiguities and close loopholes.
When AAFCO, FEDIAF and NRC guidelines differ, it’s not always easy for petfood manufacturers to determine which recommendations to implement.
Group holds “mid-year” meeting, passes 95% Rule amendment and expands xanthan gum use
Regulation amendments and labeling changes may be ahead in the new year.
Extension of an agreement with FDA means using the process for a few more years to get new petfood ingredients approved
While Prop #37 failed to pass in California this time around, the concept of such label disclosure is not likely to go away
After decades of informal Food and Drug Administration policies for the marketing of these petfoods, the agency has now proposed formal guidance
In January, full membership will likely vote on requiring calorie content statements, while committees will review nutrient profile changes and civil penalties
Though the Institute of Food Technologists focuses on foods for human consumption, the organization has interest in the unique issues involving petfood
Annual American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition symposium emphasizes research on pet obesity, other areas affecting the petfood industry
Learning how to feed sulcata tortoises inspires reflection on how we feed more conventional pets, particularly dogs and cats
If FDA decides not to continue with the current feed ingredient definition process, could AAFCO become a standard-setting body?
A report from the AAFCO Pet Food Committee’s recent deliberations.
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