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Pet Food Regulations

Find the latest federal, state and local regulation news and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Pet food regulations are set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which governs the production, distribution and sale of cat food, dog food and animal feeds as well as pet food labeling laws.

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Update on pet food labeling at AAFCO mid-year meeting

The Pet Food Committee accepted carbohydrate-related label guarantees, will further consider revised definitions for "pet" and "specialty pet" on AAFCO Model Bill
The Pet Food Committee discussed carbohydrate-related labeling rules and details on a pet food labeling workshop during the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) "mid-year" meeting, held January 16-18.
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FSMA, need for transparency highlighted at Pet Food Conference

Melissa Brookshire notes pet food manufacturers need to balance nutritional requirements, sustainable operations and consumer needs.
Melissa Brookshire notes pet food manufacturers need to balance nutritional requirements, sustainable operations and consumer needs.
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AFIA offers video on FSMA qualified individuals

The FSMA animal food rule requires facilities to train qualified individuals.
The American Feed Industry Association recently released a pet food safety training video on the qualified individual, as defined by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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