Pet Food Processing - May 2023 - 31

REGULATORY
WORTH
the wait
By Louise Calderwood | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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For something that typically moves at the pace of an aging
tortoise, the beginning of 2023 has seen some puppy-like
speed in finalizing changes to the Association of
American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) labeling requirements
in the model pet food regulations, the regulatory
tome for the pet food industry.
The leash is finally clipped on and, like a happy dog,
pet food, feed and ingredient manufacturers are expectantly
waiting for the door to open so we can bound
through and enact the regulatory changes we have
worked so hard to bring about. Enough of " sit, " " stay, " or
even " heel. " It is time to leap forward and implement the
changes that have been so long coming.
Let's take a sneak peek at what manufacturers will
transform once they can energetically race after the ball
of change and learn how the updates will assist pet owners
in making informed choices for pet diets.
Pet food label modernization process
In 2015, AAFCO undertook the task of modernizing pet
food labels to improve pet owners' understanding of the
information contained on packaging. The last major revision
to the AAFCO model pet food regulations took
place in the early 1990s. Many American Feed Industry
Association (AFIA) members have been engaged in this
project, working alongside state and federal regulators
in the multi-year process of collecting consumer input,
developing new nutrient analysis requirements, and
packaging narrative and visual prompts to increase pet
owners' understanding of pet food labels. Now, we are
excited to see it coming to fruition.
As overall pet care improves and pets live longer lives,
it is important for pet owners to fully understand the
benefits of the many different diet options to support
matters such as joint health, cognition and the everburgeoning
issue of pet obesity. The eight years of development
culminating in the AAFCO-led pet food label
modernization effort will provide pet owners with easyto-understand
information found on their pets' food
packaging. Multiple rounds of consumer research were
conducted to learn how pet food labels can better communicate
important information, and the final changes
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AAFCO has
been working on
updating pet food
labels since 2015,
and soon the task
will be complete.
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New pet food labeling requirements
seek to modernize pet food packaging.
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