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Upcoming AAFCO Assembly – Pay attention Stay – Reality about Pet Meals

The following AAFCO assembly will start this Thursday, August 4, 2022. The assembly is being held in St. Louis, MO. Pet house owners can take heed to the dwell conferences freed from cost, nonetheless solely paid admission attendees (both webinar or in attendance) are allowed to present a remark. Admission to the webinar or the in individual assembly is $550.00. (In different phrases, it prices $550.00 so as to give a remark to any choice AAFCO is contemplating.)

AAFCO offers a quick agenda (with instances of every assembly) Right here.

A extra detailed agenda e-book is out there Right here.

And this 12 months AAFCO offers a number of telephone numbers to name in and take heed to the assembly dwell. Click on Right here to view the telephone choices and required passcode.

The 2 conferences which can be of most significance to pet house owners are the Ingredient Definitions Committee and the Pet Meals Committee.

Ingredient Definitions Committee Agenda
3:30 – 5 PM CT, Thursday Aug 4

Of significance to pet house owners, this assembly will present an “replace” on any work that has been completed in the direction of updating animal product components (all meat/meat meal components). Solely quarter-hour have been supplied for this replace, we don’t anticipate to listen to a lot work has been completed for the reason that final assembly in January.

One thing unusual on the agenda for this assembly beneath a class of “Coaching Proposals” is “Feed components encouraging sustainability”. A subtopic beneath this dialogue is “Rendering”. No data to what this dialogue shall be about was supplied, it’s puzzling (and suspicious). We shall be paying shut consideration to this dialogue.

Pet Meals Committee Assembly Agenda
10 AM to Midday CT, Friday Aug 5

The assembly will talk about slight adjustments made to Human Grade pet meals “Tips”. We don’t consider these adjustments will reduce the standard of Human Grade pet meals. They are often learn – beginning on web page 7 – of the AAFCO Agenda Guide.

FDA will give an replace to what they’ve been engaged on for the reason that final assembly in January concerning current copper ranges in pet meals.

And this AAFCO Committee can even present an replace to Pet Meals Label Modernization efforts. AAFCO has been engaged on these label adjustments for 7 years (since 2015).

And AAFCO will present an replace about pages of their very own web site – AAFCO Talks Pet Meals. Pages inside this part of the AAFCO web site are outdated, and truly present false data to readers. We hope to be taught AAFCO plans are to replace this web site quickly.

We shall be in attendance on the assembly, and can present pet house owners with particulars as quickly as potential.

Wishing you and your pet the perfect –

Susan Thixton
Pet Meals Security Advocate
Affiliation for Reality in Pet Meals

Develop into a member of our pet meals client Affiliation. Affiliation for Reality in Pet Meals is a a stakeholder group representing the voice of pet meals shoppers at AAFCO and with FDA. Your membership helps representatives attend conferences and voice client issues with regulatory authorities. Click on Right here to be taught extra.

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The 2022 Checklist
Susan’s Checklist of trusted pet meals. Click on Right here to be taught extra.

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