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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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Pet food industry adapts to FSMA uncertainties

Companies are meeting the challenges of complying with FSMA, but federal leadership may be lacking.
FSMA regulations have begun to take effect for many pet food companies, but industry representatives say federal regulatory uncertainties pose challenges.
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8 Petfood Industry blogs for May 2017

The Clean Label Project, CBD and ancient grains were among topics covered by Petfood Industry’s bloggers and columnists in May 2017.
The Clean Label Project, CBD and ancient grains were among topics covered by Petfood Industry’s bloggers and columnists in May 2017.
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What ‘Pet Fooled’ gets right about consumer confusion

Though the new documentary claiming to “expose” the pet food industry’s unwillingness to communicate the truth gets a lot wrong, it does pin down one facet of consumers the industry has been aware of for some time.
Though the new documentary claiming to “expose” the pet food industry’s unwillingness to communicate the truth gets a lot wrong, it does pin down one facet of consumers the industry has been aware of for some time.
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FDA will approve GLA safflower oil for dry adult dog food

Arcadia Biosciences announced that FDA official completed their review of Arcadia’s food additive petition.
The FDA concluded that the data provided by Arcadia supports the safety and functionality of GLA safflower oil as a source of omega-­6 fatty acids in dry food for adult dogs.
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