Open mouth and insert foot. That’s what Nancy Cook, vice president for technical and regulatory affairs for the Pet Food Institute, seems to be doing these days. Earlier this week, we posted about Cook and her statement that US must walk a tightrope with China because they are our largest growing supplier of ingredients.
In a local newspaper, Cook continues to make statements about importing. She said that most pet food and treats are made and travel within a particular region of the US and stated “You’re not going to bring ingredients across country if you can help it.”
She then stated that much of pet food ingredients are imported because the U.S. does not produce enough of the ingredients domestically.
Cook also said that one negative about using organic ingredients in mass production is that they are not produced in large enough quantity to replace what manufacturers are currently using.
She added that ingredients in pet food and treats are formulated to make a “complete and balanced diet.” Chemical names are listed on labels because it is required and they are the scientific names of the ingredients.
Source: Kane County Chronicle