Some in pet food are pushing California to change pet food laws. Some want 'natural' to include un-natural ingredients.
Three U.S. universities - that accept multi-million dollar donations from pet food - write and enforce pet food law.
Another Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) meeting is over.
Your tax dollars are paying for it, but you have no access to what you've paid for. Another huge absurdity for pet food consumers.
Manufacturers, trade associations, veterinarians, pet store chains and even the regulatory system itself are all interwoven into a system where industry prevails and consumers (and their pets) struggle. The 'system'...
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.
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.
All laws in the U.S. are public information, except pet food laws. All legal definitions in the U.S. are public information, except in pet food. Unlike with any other consumable...
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...
"...we can invite who we want to the party." This is a quote from email communication between myself and Mr. Stan Cook, Missouri Department of Agriculture, AAFCO President-elect.