Safety guide incorporates new legal requirements
An improved pet food safety guide and updated nutritional guidelines for cats and dogs have been adopted by the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF).
The guidelines were presented and agreed at the European Pet Food Industry Federation’s annual meeting in Manchester (June 2017).
“We are proud having adopted an improved pet food safety guide as well as updated nutritional guidelines for cats and dogs,” said FEDIAF president Marinus Pannevis.
The FEDIAF safety guide has been updated to incorporate new legal requirements and represents a manual for manufacturers throughout the EU for producing safe products.
It covers all elements of production, from training personnel and using machinery to raw materials and contaminants. Once endorsed by the EU, it will be posted on the FEDIAF website for free download.
FEDIAF updates its publicly available nutritional guidelines every year. Compiled by renowned scientists from European veterinary schools and universities, the guide is a practical tool for producers to achieve the right quantities and balance of nutrients.
It also provides advice on how to conduct product analyses or feeding protocols and on energy requirements.