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A (sort of) New Voice for Consumers at AAFCO

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  1. Mary

    I’m sure I speak for many, but I trust whomever you choose to represent the consumer and their pets!

  2. E.S.

    Susan, Can you send out a reminder reminding us to email that county that wants to serve vegan dog food to shelter dogs?

    Thanks for all you do. I’ll be sure to become a member of the consumer organization that you just mentioned.

      1. E.S.

        Let me rephrase that. I meant it would help us if you posted a reminder on your page, like a new post. not just post it in the comments as not everyone reads the comments.

        I don’t know how you do it. I couldn’t be in such a hostile situation like you are at the AAFCO Association meetings. But I’m glad you do it. And death threats? That’s scary!

        1. Susan Thixton Author

          There isn’t enough time for a reminder post – sorry.

  3. Kathryn

    Welcome Aboard BC! We know you’ll be a strong advocate for ‘our cause’ !

  4. Mollie Morrissette

    I would like to personally extend a warm, fuzzy, welcome to B.C. for taking over Susan’s advisory role at AAFCO! He now joins Dr. Jean Hofve and myself as consumer advisors to AAFCO.

    We were sorry to lose Susan, who was consumer’s most vocal and uncompromising voice. But anyone that knows Susan can rest assured, just because Susan won’t be “at the table,” doesn’t mean she her indomitable spirit will be quashed.

    B.C.’s in for a mountain of work at AAFCO – hundreds of hours of unpaid work – that the public has little, if any, interest or awareness of. But the rewards, although not monetary, offer a deeper, more meaningful reward. Which is, that somehow we might be be making a difference, however small, to the consumer and their companion animals.

    As B.C. will soon find, working with food regulations is a thankless job – one that requires great patience, endurance and a remarkable ability to recall and recite law from memory.

    Consumer advocates like Susan, Jean – and now B.C. – truly deserve our respect and honor, for without them the atmosphere at AAFCO would revert the climate it always has operated under for decades – where industry would hold center stage as the only stakeholder group with representation. Now, with our small, but mighty team, consumers are represented.

    This is a historic occasion, consumers have been given the opportunity to have a voice at AAFCO.

    So, with that, I welcome you B.C.!

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