Articles by Stephen F. Sundlof, DVM, PhD

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Petfood safety: Fortify weak links in your supply chain

Supplement third-party audits with your own inspections and testing, and ensure foreign suppliers comply with new regulations
As the former director of both the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, I have seen my share of pet and human food outbreaks caused by defective supply chains. In 2007, the largest petfood recall in history resulted from a single ingredient—wheat gluten—that had been intentionally adulterated with melamine for economic gains.
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