Staring at an empty bulk bin that once held dried pig ears, it struck me that this is probably a common sight in every pet food store in America. Shelves (…) Read more
Posts Tagged ‘food safety’
Who Are The Voices That Protect Your Pets And The Food You Feed Them?
In a 29-billion-dollar pet food industry that serves 84 million U.S. households with pets, how many people do you think there is that work directly with State and Federal pet (…) Read more
FDA Talks to Pet Food Industry About Food Safety ‘N Stuff (SPOOF)
Poor Michael R. Taylor.
Alternatively known as the Food and Drug Administration’s “food safety czar” or the guy voted by Americans they would most like to see thrown out of a job, he’s got to have one of the most nerve-wracking jobs of all time. Can you imagine going to work every day knowing you are responsible for food safety in America?
I imagine poor Mike furiously gnawing his fingernails to a nub, plagued by fits of unexpected panic attacks, teetering dangerously close to a complete nervous breakdown were it not for a prescription for Xanax. Read more
The FDA answers pet parents top questions about pet food and animal drugs
Confused about cat food, perplexed by your pet’s puke, freaked out about pet foodborne illness, need the dope on animal drugs? Thankfully, our friends at the Food and Drug Administration’s (…) Read more
Tips from a nervous cook: How to make pathogen-free pet jerky treats
I admit it; I’m not in love with being in the kitchen, mainly because that place makes me nervous. I can’t help thinking about all the places in there where (…) Read more
The madness of recalls, FDA style
NOTE: This gem of an article was unearthed from my dusty old Drafts file. Although the recalled products news is ancient history (January 2013), the rest of the article is (…) Read more
Carcinogen found in food prompts FDA warning, ignoring pet food risk
The FDA issued a softly worded request of food manufacturers to please, please try their darndest to see if they can’t reduce the amount of the genotoxic, neurotoxic, carcinogenic chemical (…) Read more
Government glitches stall consumers from commenting on proposed pet food rule
It’s impossibly frustrating to find that, after you’ve mustered up the courage to submit a comment on the proposed rule for animal food (that will eventually decide the fate of (…) Read more
The proposed foreign supplier verification program hasn’t a hope in hell of helping pets
American pets lose out to big business interests I thought the Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals proposed rule for animal (…) Read more
USDA plans to allow poultry from China for humans; FDA already says no probs for pets!
Senator Chuck Schumer rode the Obama administration up one side and down the other this Sunday for what he calls are “plans the USDA has” to green-light chicken raised and (…) Read more