AAFCO has told me I cannot update pet food consumers on TruthaboutPetFood.com to any information provided in new AAFCO Pet Food Labeling working group. I can only provide information on AssociationforTruthinPetFood.com and only when allowed.
In the past, other AAFCO working groups have been more transparent and allowed all members to share at almost any time. The Pet Food Label Modernization working group is not the same.
The rules for the Pet Food Label Modernization working group are that no member of the working group can share information with their group’s members until the working group votes on a particular issue discussed. Then, information can only be shared in a non-public setting – no information will be allowed to become public for quite some time.
This means that when I am allowed to share information from the Pet Food Label Modernization working group, I cannot share it on TruthaboutPetFood.com for input from all pet food consumers. I and every member of the group can only share information non-publicly such as on members only secure pages of AssociationforTruthinPetFood.com.
I have no choice but to abide by AAFCO rules. As AAFCO requires, information will be shared only on the Association website and only when I am allowed to share. My apologies to pet owners – this is not my choice. It is AAFCO’s Pet Food Committee’s choice.
For consumers that want to know of and provide input on AAFCO issues, please join the association. I have no choice but to put all AAFCO information there – behind secured pages. The only exception will be AAFCO public meetings (next one begins August 1). There are two new posts on the Association website for consumers to read, one of which I am requesting consumer input.
To industry…you got your way didn’t you? You won the battle…wonder if you’ll win the war?
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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