USDA Gives PFI $1.3 Million in 2014
From a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service program, the Pet Food Institute (PFI), the trade association that represents the largest manufacturers of pet food in the U.S. received $1,361,288.00 in 2014. Your tax dollars supporting PFI.
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/usda-gives ... on-in-2014
Sustainability or Excuse to use Waste?
The new buzz word in pet food is 'sustainability'. There has even been a 'Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition' formed. Is sustainability a real issue in pet food manufacturing or is sustainability the buzz to camouflage the use of horrible wastes in pet food?
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/sustainabi ... -use-waste
Pet Nutrition Alliance
Sounds like a group that is looking out for the health of our pets right? Turns out, this veterinary association touting 'Optimal Nutrition for Every Pet' is nutrition education directly from the mouth of Big Pet Food.
No Pet Food Regulations in China
Forbes.com recently reported on "China's Elusive Pet Food Regulation" and it seems the country that sells the US jerky treats and supplements (found in more than 85% of US pet foods) has "no pet food law" - "no pet food manufacturing regulation" - and no "measures for supervising pet food safety or punishing wrongdoers."
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/no-pet-foo ... s-in-china
Update on Pet Food Testing
I don't have much news that I can share yet on our testing project. I can tell you that we've experienced a setback (another setback) with who will be testing the pet foods for us - but I think this time we have tackled that obstacle. New arrangements have been made that I feel very, very confident about. Sorry to be so cryptic, but as you all know - there are more than pet food consumers that subscribe to TruthaboutPetFood.com's emails. More information - hopefully - soon.
Pet Owners in Sacramento Area
I will be attending the AAFCO meeting in Sacramento, CA the end of July. The meeting is from Friday July 25th through Sunday July 27th. Held at the Hyatt Regency, 1209 L. Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. If you live in the Sacramento area and would like to meet up at the Hyatt - perhaps for dinner or just to chat after dinner - please let me know. I will have free time Sunday afternoon/evening. I would love to meet you!
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
Association for Truth in Pet Food
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