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The Regulation of Pet Food

The Regulation of Pet Food
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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 Committees:
Animal Law Committee, Christopher Wlach, Chair
Consumer Affairs Committee, Darren Bowie, Chair


42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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