Safety

FSMA – Where Are We Now?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the single most sweeping change to U.S. food safety laws, offers a new regulatory approach to food safety – including pet food. Instead of a regulatory focus that is primarily reactive (for example: product recalls), the goal of FSMA is to establish a preventive approach to food safety that […]

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What Membership in PFI Means: Our Pet Food Principles

When pet lovers are misled or scared needlessly about the pet food choices they make for their dogs and cats, we speak up. The pet food and treat maker members of the Pet Food Institute (PFI) make a commitment to product safety and nutrition and to support consumer choice. It is our mission to promote […]

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Rigorous Pet Food Regulation: Meet the AAFCO Model Bills and Regulations Committee

People are often surprised to hear that pet food is regulated on both the state and federal levels. Before an ingredient can be included in a pet food product intended for sale, it must be recognized/accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for meat. The Association […]

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Pets and Food Allergy: What to Know

A new Mythbuster on the Pet Food Institute (PFI) website offers key facts on food allergy among dogs and cats. Click here for the full story. For example, did you know that: There is a distinct difference between food allergy and hypersensitivity (which causes an immunological response, such as your cat constantly itching or scratching […]

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Welcome to the New Pet Food Institute Website

Welcome to the refreshed and redesigned PFI website and to our new blog, The Whole Bowl! With a modern look and easy-to-navigate layout, our new site is here to help you learn more about pet food safety, nutrition and ingredients. In The Whole Bowl, we will go beyond the headlines to provide additional insight and […]

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