It is our first official advocacy effort; first of many. We have alerted FDA and AAFCO of our association, and asked for equal representation/involvement as other stakeholder groups are provided. And we have taken to task the jerky treats that remain on store shelves sourced from the same Chinese manufacturers illegal drug residues were found in with FDA and each State Department of Agriculture.
Our pet food consumer association is open for business. Our first task was to notify the FDA and AAFCO that we are now an official pet food stakeholder association and we are asking to be recognized as such. Emails were sent to FDA’s Margaret Hamburg, Bernadette Dunham, and Dan McChesney. AAFCO President Chad Linton also received the same notification email. Specifically with AAFCO, we asked for two positions on the Pet Food Committee and the Ingredient Definitions Committee (same as is provided to other stakeholder associations). I will let everyone know of the response when it is received.
Our Association also sent emails to FDA and to each State Department of Agriculture providing each with import documents proving the same Chinese manufacturers of jerky treats found to contain illegal drug residues are selling under various private label names. We asked each party to take swift action to remove these treats from store shelves and to begin testing all jerky treats imported from China for illegal drug residues.
Click Here to view import documents.
With the import documents…
The first section shows Del Monte Corporation (recalled Milo’s Kitchen) received “dog treats – chicken jerky” from Shandong Honva. The second and third sections show Dogswell and United Pet Group received pet chews from the same supplier as recalled Milo’s Kitchen.
Section 4 shows Hartz Corporation (withdrawn due to illegal drug residues) received pet treats from Yantai Aska Food. The remaining sections show the same manufacturer – Yantai Aska Food – shipped pet treats to numerous other private label brands.
Click Here to view letter to FDA.
Click Here to view letter to AAFCO.
Thanks to everyone for their support of Association for Truth in Pet Food. We’ve only just begun to fight!
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
Association for Truth in Pet Food
Pet Food Safety Advocate
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