At a recent meeting, representatives of the Pet Food Alliance discussed what the group is trying to accomplish five years after the widespread petfood recall in 2007, says a recent article from the Chicago Tribune.
Following the recall, the Alliance is working to encourage veterinarians to discuss pet diets and pet nutrition with clients and to set nutrition guidelines. Dr. Kate Knutson of the Alliance said the the group is also working to educate consumers on how to properly read petfood labels and what they mean.
For the first time, the Alliance's opening remarks and scientific sessions at the meeting were streamed in real time on the Internet. The Allliance says it hopes to stream more sessions online next year, and will also integrate the Blog Paws conference of pet bloggers into the meeting.
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