New Pet Food Commission Aims To Strengthen Safety Standards

The National Pet Food Commission was formed to increase industry safeguards and procedures.

In light of the recent pet food recalls, the Pet Food Institute has formed the National Pet Food Commission to further strengthen industry procedures and safeguards.

Its goals are to investigate the cause of Menu Foods Inc.’s pet food recall involving almost 100 brands and to recommend steps the industry and government should take to further build on safety and quality standards already in place.

At the end of its work, the National Pet Food Commission will issue a report outlining its findings.

The National Pet Food Commission, which is composed of veterinarians, toxicologists, state and federal regulators and nutritionists, will be chaired by Angele Thompson, Ph.D., a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.

Commissioners include E. Murl Bailey Jr., DVM, Ph.D., of Texas A&M University and Fran Kallfelz, DVM, Ph.D., of Cornell University.

For more information and a complete list of commissioners, visit


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