Glossary-Commonly Used Terms


GLOSSARY  — PET FOOD INDUSTRY

 

 

This is an on-going list, to which I continue to add to, so check date of last update before you download or copy and paste    🙂   I have now added (two)  download options.  One in MS Word and (one)  in PDF   🙂

I also pasted into this post as well for your convenience.

LAST UPDATED—-  2010-11-19

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2010-11-19-Glossery – Animal Related MS Word 2010

2010-11-19-Glossery – Animal Related PDF

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3D Animals Canada —-stands for “dead, diseased or dying” (hence 3-D),

4D Animals US —–stands for Dead, Dying, Diseased or Disabled (hence 4D)

AAFCO —- Association Of American Feed Control Officials, Inc—- http://www.aafco.org/

They do *not* really control what goes in the pet food!   The PFI (Pet Food Institute) *does!

AAFP — American Association of Feline Practitioners— http://www.aafponline.org/

AAHA —- American Animal Hospital Association— http://www.healthypet.com/

AHA —- American Humane Association— http://www.americanhumane.org/site/PageServer

APPMA —- American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. —http://www.appma.org/

ASPCA —- American Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer

AVEPM —The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology & preventative Medicine— http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/avepm/

AVMA —- American Veterinary Medical Association — http://www.avma.org/

CFA —- The Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., — http://www.cfa.org/

HSUS  —-The Humane Society of the United States  — http://www.hsus.org/

MSPCA —- Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals— http://www.mspca.org/site/PageServer

NACA —- National Animal Control Association —-http://www.nacanet.org/

NPFC —- National Pet Food Commission—-http://www.petfoodinstitute.org/Index.cfm?Page=Home

NRC—- National Research Council Committee (on Animal Nutrition)

PFI  —–The Pet Food Institute:   This is the *voice* of the Pet Food Industry.  (not the voice for the consumer, or our pets) This agency, in behalf of the Pet Food Companies, governs themselves and the industry! —  http://www.petfoodinstitute.org/Index.cfm?Page=Home

RENDERED —– Rendering plants typically produce two types of products: meat and bone meal, and fats and oils.  Meat and bone meal is a protein supplement used in the manufacture of some animal feeds.—- http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2003/NEW01000.html —  (The risk of household pet-exposure to TSE from contaminated pet food is more than three times greater than the risk for hamburger-eating humans.)   http://www.earthisland.org/eijournal/new_articles.cfm?articleID=499&journalID=58

SAWA —-The Society of Animal Welfare Administrators — http://www.sawanetwork.org/

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