AAFCO President Richard TenEyck has requested a meeting with me next week asking for consumer expectations regarding the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act with pet food. So…what are your expectations you would like shared with AAFCO?
Background: The ‘Food Safety Modernization Act’ was developed – in part – as response to the 2007 pet food recall. For the pet food portion of these laws, Congress told FDA to have completed by September 2009 updated pet food ingredient standards and definitions, updated quality control measures for pet food manufacturing, and updated pet food labeling laws. Finally – more than five years past the due date, FDA is developing some of these new regulations.
In late October 2013 – FDA released more than 400 pages of proposed regulations pertaining to animal feed/pet food. A summary of these 400 pages and comment was provided on TruthaboutPetFood.com in early November 2013 (Click Here to read).
So – as things start to slowly move forward to improve the safety of pet food, AAFCO is asking for consumer expectations of these regulations. In turn – I’m asking for your comments to deliver to AAFCO in this meeting.
Remember – this meeting is specific to consumer expectations of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Comments you would like shared need to be specific to these proposed regulations (sorry – all I can do). Read the above linked page of the overview – and please post your comments on this page or send them directly to me. I will share all with authorities at the meeting.
All comments need to be received by Sunday 1/11/15 (tomorrow) evening 9 PM ET.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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