The Regulation of Pet Food
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members
Pet food is a multibillion-dollar industry and has a significant impact on our current food system. Many humans consider themselves to be “pet parents” or “pet guardians” instead of “pet owners” which may have contributed to the growth in this industry. This program will review federal, state and local authority to regulate pet food and the relevant statutes. The program will also discuss what information is mandatory on pet food labels and whether this information is meaningful to consumers. The program will also focus on recent marketing trends in the pet food industry, such as holistic, natural, and organic pet foods, and what these terms even mean in the pet food context. Recent pet food recalls, including the 2007 melamine scandal, and the impact of failures in pet food regulation on human health will also be discussed.
Ellen Fried, Adjunct Professor, NYU Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Mary Alestra, Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau, NYS Attorney General’s Office
Bari Wolf, Vernon & Ginsburg LLP and Member, Animal Law Committee
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Animal Law Committee, Christopher Wlach, Chair
Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
Consumer Affairs Committee, Darren Bowie, Chair