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ASSOCIATIONS
PET FOOD
Institute
Pulling a seat up to the table
for US pet food producers.
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" Supply
chain and
renewable
diesel issues
will continue
to be a
concern in
the coming
year. "
Betsy Flores, Pet
Food Institute
With its membership representing the vast majority of
all pet food and treat production in the United States,
Pet Food Institute (PFI) remains active on several fronts
to keep the industry informed on changing regulations
and legislative impacts.
" It is critical that companies that make pet food engage
in the policy making process, and PFI strives to
represent our members in policy discussions to ensure
the industry can continue to provide safe, completeand-balanced
nutrition to pets, " said Dana Brooks, president
and chief executive officer of PFI.
Moving forward, PFI's top three priorities will be
centered around supply chain issues - including the
tax incentives for the use of animal fats and oils in the
production of renewable diesel and the impact on the
pet food supply chain - as well as sustainability and improvements
to the new ingredient approval process.
State and federal lawmakers have enacted mandates
and tax incentives for the use of plant- and animalbased
oils and fats for renewable diesel production,
much to the chagrin of the animal food industry. These
policies have placed pet food producers at a market disadvantage,
as they must now compete with renewable
fuel producers and the human food ingredient supply
chain for dog and cat food ingredients that are essential
to complete-and-balanced nutrition.
" While other industries enjoy tax credits for their
commodity's use in renewable fuel, US pet food and
human food makers are struggling to source the same
products that are necessary ingredients in pet food, " said
Betsy Flores, senior vice president of public policy.
To address this need, the organization's " Feed People
and Pets First " campaign is rallying industry members
to urge Congress to halt these policies in favor of pet
food and human food supply
chains.
In an effort to
demonstrate the
industry's
sustainability
efforts,
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PFI has established a Sustainability Working Group.
From this information, the institute's Public Relations
Committee will develop messaging that highlights the
industry's efforts around responsible ingredient sourcing,
production efficiencies and overall economic support.
PFI will stay abreast of changing plastics legislation
and communicate any impact to industry members
" Our goal is to be a convener and collaborator to
bring the right people to the table to discuss ways to help
address the impact of packaging and plastics legislation, "
said Savonne Caughey, senior director of advocacy and
government relations.
Streamlining the new ingredient approval process
through the US Food and Drug Administration's Center
for Veterinary Medicine (FDA CVM) is also on the
agenda for PFI. The current process is time-consuming
and expensive, taking up to five years for an ingredient
to gain approval. PFI recently heralded its support of an
amendment dedicating $8 million in funding to the FDA
CVM, which would help expedite the approval process
for new, innovative pet food and feed ingredients.
" A key example of this is the use of insect proteins, "
Brooks said. " Currently, there is tentative approval to
use only one ingredient - black soldier fly larvae - in
dog food. However, there are other high-quality insect
proteins that could be used in pet foods if the approval
process were more efficient and harmonized. This delays
bringing highly sustainable ingredients to market at a
time when the government is seeking to reduce carbon
emissions. "
The " big issue " for 2023 will be pet food label modernization,
according to Pat Tovey, senior director of
food safety and regulatory compliance. PFI will work
closely with AAFCO to keep its members informed of
any significant pet food labeling and packaging updates.
" Through bringing the expertise and knowledge of
our membership to those who are responsible for laying
the legislative and regulatory foundation for the pet food
industry, PFI ensures that our members have a seat at
the table, " Brooks said.
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