Kansas City, Missouri – January 29, 2019 – Petfood Forum representatives have announced an AAFCO Pet Food Labeling Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2019 edition of Petfood Forum. The AAFCO Pet Food Labeling Workshop will take place the day after Petfood Forum has ended on Thursday, May 2, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, the headquarter hotel for Petfood Forum. A separate registration is required to attend, sign up here.  

“We are excited this important workshop will be held in association with Petfood Forum,” said Steve Akins, Executive Vice President, Global Petfood/Events for WATT Global Media. “This gives pet food professionals attending Petfood Forum a valuable opportunity to become better educated on pet food labeling compliance.”

Topics to be covered during the day-long Pet Food Labeling Workshop will include: pet food product label construction; what states look for when doing label review; how to review labels in-house for compliance; how to avoid common label problems; and how to make appropriate marketing claims. Instructors will include regulatory officials who work specifically with pet food labeling.

Participants in the workshop will benefit from: increased productivity within the regulatory department; increased profits to their company through fewer regulatory issues; increased understanding of labeling law and how to interpret it accurately; actions to take before a new pet food product or ingredient is introduced into the marketplace – and where to find this information within AAFCO; and increased coordination among internal departments including sales, marketing, product development and regulatory.

A future AAFCO Pet Food Labeling Workshop in conjunction with an AAFCO meeting is not scheduled at the present time. Companies should use this opportunity to educate management, regulatory, sales and marketing, QA/QC, nutritionists, and product development staff on compliant pet food labeling.

To ensure the quality of the workshop, space is limited to 300 people. To register visit, www.aafco.org. For more information about Petfood Forum 2019 visit, www.PetfoodForumEvents.com.

About Petfood Forum & Petfood Industry
Petfood Forum is organized and hosted by Petfood Industry (www.petfoodindustry.com). Both are owned by WATT Global Media, a content company founded in 1917 that provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry. As an industry innovator, WATT Global Media has connected buyers and sellers in the poultry, pig, animal feed and pet food industries through its media channels for over 100 years (www.WATTGlobalMedia.com).

AAFCO is an international non-profit association of state and federal regulatory agencies providing a forum for the development of model regulations and animal feed ingredient definitions. As a leader in the feed regulatory industry, AAFCO produces several meetings each year, has established multiple trainings on regulatory topics and continues to develop new content. The Pet Food Labeling Workshop at Petfood Forum is a customized, one-day meeting targeted to pet food industry professionals.

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Lynzee Glass, Forum Marketing Coordinator
t. +1.815.966.5521 | e.lglass@wattglobal.com