Recognizing the 'false friends' of pet food.
A concerned veterinarian asked FDA in what time frame are manufacturers required to change pet food labels after an ingredient change. The FDA response is concerning.
Answer: 3 years. Has kibble pet food become completely safe or are regulatory authorities intentionally looking the other way?
For twenty years, all regulatory authorities have been fully aware pet food ingredients included euthanized animals. For twenty years, all regulatory authorities have done nothing to stop the common practice.
Complete and Balanced pet food is significantly important. Unfortunately, a pet is only receiving complete and balanced nutrition IF they happen to be consuming the right amount of food. An...
Another meeting. More drama and frustration. Some potential pet food label changes for your review.
Unfortunately I must tell consumers I will not be attending the upcoming AAFCO meeting. There is a security issue that I believe is too big of a risk to attend.
An industry representative has submitted a proposal to AAFCO hoping to change the definition to Human Grade pet food. If this passes, Human Grade pet food would change dramatically.
I'm VERY happy to announce that Mr. B.C. Henschen will assume my former role as consumer advocate at AAFCO. Consumers will be in very good hands.
Briefly put - the USDA definitions of pet food ingredients require them to be food (legal), FDA's definitions allow pet food ingredients to be illegal feed. Something is very, very...