On December 11, WATT/Petfood Industry will broadcast a webinars on petfood safety, sponsored by Extru-Tech Inc.
The webinar, called “FSMA is coming tomorrow – what you need to do today” will start at 9 a.m. CT. Speakers include Dr. David Acheson, partner and managing director, food import safety, Leavitt Partners LLC, and Jim Giranda, vice president of food safety & quality systems, American Nutrition. This webinar will be moderated by Petfood Industry editor-in-chief Debbie Phillips-Donaldson.
The speakers will cover:
• How to develop your overall Food Safety Plan, including key preventive controls you must have in place to ensure the safety of your products and compliance with likely FSMA regulations• If you rely on any type of imported ingredient or finished product, you will learn about the major changes around importation of FDA regulated foods• Learn how to manage current and likely future requirements around product tracking and how to maximize your ROI.
Previously, on Tuesday, December 4, Trouw Nutrition USA sponsored a webinar on "Hot topics in petfood labeling." Moderated by Petfood Industry managing editor Jessica Taylor, the webinar featured speakers Dr. David Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN, Regulatory Discretion Inc., and Dr. Angele Thompson, president, Thompson PetTech.
The speakers covered:
• Up-to-date information on petfood labeling requirements• What changes to state and federal labeling rules may be expected in the future• Resources to help you keep up with current petfood labeling requirements
View the archive of the December 4 webinar here.
During its meeting in "sunny" California, AAFCO also considered calorie statements, a wheat gluten definition and other issues
At its annual meeting, AAFCO addressed ingredient definitions, petfood safety matters and certified organic petfoods
During the annual meeting, the Pet Food Committee approved recommendations to require calorie content statements on all dog and cat food labels
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
What you need to keep your manufacturing line clean, safe and contaminant-free
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
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