The American Veterinary Medical Affiliation (AVMA) will vote in early 2024 on a “Revised coverage on uncooked or undercooked animal-source protein in cat and canine diets.” However don’t get your hopes up…
Click Here to learn the revised coverage.
Click Here to learn AVMA coverage on uncooked pet meals.
We despatched the AVMA some extra info we hope they take into account. Despatched 12/21/23:
We want to deliver to the eye of the AVMA Home of Delegates knowledge to think about previous to their upcoming dialogue on coverage Uncooked or Undercooked Animal-Supply Protein in Cat and Canine Diets.
In 2023, there have been 8 recollects (together with expanded recollects) for dry/kibble pet meals and 1 recall for uncooked pet meals. Taken from FDA Enforcement Report knowledge (hyperlinks offered beneath), we encourage the AVMA Home of Delegates to think about the overall kilos of pet meals recalled for Salmonella in 2023:
Dry pet meals recalled for Salmonella in 2023.
Mid America, September 2023: 644 circumstances, 5 lb luggage – estimate 4-5lb luggage per case = 12,880 lbs.
TFP Nutrition, October 2023: 8,434 50 lb luggage = 421,700 lbs.
Mid America, October and November 2023: 9,508,943 items, 5 lb – 15 lb – 40 lb – estimate 1/3 every = 190,178,820 lbs.
TFP Nutrition, November 2023: 22,831.30 tons = 45,662,600 lbs.
Uncooked pet meals recalled for Salmonella in 2023.
Blue Ridge Beef, October 2023: 45 cs/15/2 lb tubes = 1,350 lbs.
Complete kilos dry recalled in 2023 for pathogenic micro organism contamination:
Complete uncooked recalled in 2023 for pathogenic micro organism contamination:
Sadly, the AVMA 2024 Decision contains no point out of the pathogenic micro organism danger of dry pet meals. We consider the FDA Enforcement Report sufficiently evidences dry pet meals – which use processing strategies believed to cut back or eradicate the danger of sickness resulting from pathogenic contaminants – pose a considerably larger danger to the general public than uncooked pet meals. And we consider the AVMA is partly chargeable for this danger to the general public as a result of you could have didn’t challenge comparable coverage on dry pet meals.
The AVMA has publicly discouraged the feeding of uncooked diets to canine and cats based mostly on “their danger to human and animal well being.” The AVMA coverage states “The AVMA helps the manufacturing and feeding of diets which were processed utilizing strategies that cut back or eradicate the danger of sickness resulting from pathogenic contaminants.” Nonetheless, as FDA Enforcement Report information proof, processing strategies believed to manage pathogens should not all the time efficient. To proceed to disregard the truth that processing doesn’t assure pathogen free can have detrimental results on the general public.
Posted November 9, 2023 on the CDC website: “As of November 1, 2023, seven individuals contaminated with the outbreak pressure of Salmonella have been reported from seven states.” These human sicknesses are linked to Mid America dry pet meals.
Whereas the AVMA takes a strict place on uncooked meals, the AVMA has ignored the documented dangers of dry pet meals. This AVMA avoidance of documented dangers places the general public at elevated danger. Shoppers are educated on quite a few fronts to the potential dangers of uncooked meals, BUT customers and their veterinarians should not supplied with equal schooling to the potential dangers of dry-processed meals. The AVMA’s lack of public place on the potential dangers of dry pet meals facilitates a complacency in customers doubtlessly resulting in severe sickness and/or demise. Additional, because of the excessive manufacturing quantity of dry pet meals, complacency in dealing with places a bigger share of the general public in danger (as in comparison with smaller batches of uncooked pet meals).
Pathogenic micro organism danger is NOT restricted to uncooked pet meals, since 2012 lower than 3% of all kilos of pet meals recalled for pathogenic micro organism was uncooked pet meals. Greater than 96% was for dry-processed pet meals. We encourage the AVMA to step as much as the position of correct pet meals danger schooling of your members and in flip the general public, to encourage correctly dealing with of ALL types of pet meals (not limiting danger consciousness to 1 model of pet meals).
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Wishing you and your pet(s) the very best,
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