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The Ins and Outs Of How to Make Your Own Dog Food

You spend time meal prepping and eating healthy so you feel your best. What about Fido's dish? He must get so bored eating the same boring store-bought food day in and day out. New Jersey Feed Lab is going to help teach you a few new tricks to keep your pet healthy and strong. Begin with these four tips: find a good recipe, prepare the recipe, and add the right supplements. Lastly, make sure the diet is working for your pup. Upon completion send a sample of your savory meal to NJFL so they can do a nutritional analysis for Fido's new tasty treat.

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Quality Assurance in Animal Feed Testing Laboratories

Every sector of the livestock industry, the associated services and the well being of both animals and humans are influenced by animal feeding. Proper animal feeding is the supply of a diet balanced in all nutrients and free from deleterious components, at level that meets the production objective, considering the animal's physiological state, and generatesanimal products that are safe for human consumption. The availability of accurate, reliable and reproducible analytical data is imperative for proper feed formulation.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Ingredients & Additives

A feed ingredient is a component part or constituent or any combination/mixture added to and comprising the feed. Feed ingredients might include grains, milling byproducts, added vitamins, minerals, fats/oils, and other nutritional and energy sources. Animal feeds provide...

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Animal Feed Regulations

The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This organization is involved in a broad range of agency activities ranging from pre-approving additives for use in feed, to establishing limits on feed contaminants, providing education and training to federal and state feed regulatory personnel, conducting inspections, and taking enforcement actions to ensure compliance with agency regulations.

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Pet Food Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Oct. 25 issued its major proposed rule to establish requirements for current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) and hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls that would apply to domestic and imported animal feed, pet food, and raw materials and ingredients used in such products.

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Diet Formulation

A laboratory animal's nutritional status influences its ability to reach its genetic potential for growth, reproduction, and longevity and to respond to pathogens and other environmental stresses. A nutritionally balanced diet is important both for the welfare of laboratory animals and to ensure that experimental results are not biased by unintended nutritional factors.

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What's The Feed Composition Value of That Cattle Feed?

Nutrition research spanning more than 100 years has defined the nutrients required by animals. Using this information, diets can be formulated from feeds and ingredients to meet these requirements with the expectation that animals will remain healthy, productive and efficient. The ultimate goal of feed analysis is to predict the productive response of animals when fed diets of a given nutrient composition.

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2006 Feed Composition

Nutrition research spanning more than a century has defined the nutrients required by animals. With such data, diets can be formulated to meet these requirements with the expectation that animals will not only remain healthy but productive and efficient.

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Pet Food Business

Getting into the pet food (products for dogs and cats) business means complying with all the local, state and federal regulations that apply to such a business. This website is designed to help you get started down the right path.

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Who is AOAC?

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is a globally recognized, 501(c)(3), independent, third party, not-for-profit association and voluntary consensus standards developing organization founded in 1884.

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Food Analysis Methods

Despite efforts over the past half-century, there is still a need for internationally harmonized methods and data. In fact, the development of new methods for analyzing specific components of energy-yielding macronutrients has increased the complexity and made this need greater than ever.

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Animal Proteins

The rendering industry has been and continues to be closely integrated with animal and meat production in countries where these industries are well established. On a global perspective, rendering provides an important service to society and the animal feeding industries by processing approximately 60 million tons per year of animal by-products derived from the meat and animal production industries. Without the rendering industry, the accumulation of unprocessed animal byproducts would impede the meat industries and pose a serious potential hazard to animal and human health.

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Nutritional Labeling

All pet food labels require a guaranteed analysis on the label to advise the purchaser of the product’s nutrient content. At minimum, guarantees are required for minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

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Feed Contaminants

CVM may prohibit any detectable amount of a contaminant or establish a regulatory limit for the contaminant. Action is based on the protection of the public health, the extent to which the presence of the contaminant cannot be avoided, and other ways in which the consumer may be affected by the contaminant.

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Food Safety Modernization

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination of the food supply to preventing it.

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Medicated Feeds

Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 515 (21 CFR 515) requires certain medicated feed mills to be licensed with FDA. Licensed facilities are allowed to manufacture animal feeds from Category II, Type A medicated articles.

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An Entrepreneur Turned His Pet Food Startup Into A Viral Website With More Than A Million Visitors A Day

In 2010, Alex Zhardanovsky and Joe Speiser started an e-commerce website called Petflow, which sold pet food, treats and supplies. Petflow raised $15 million in venture capital funding from investors like Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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