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PFMA Parrot Symposium, 21 September 2022 – Chester Zoo

The PFMA Parrot Symposium on 21 September will provide a unique learning and networking opportunity for all parrot experts and enthusiasts.


Leading pet food trade body welcomes innovation growth partners Think Incentives in to Associate Membership

The leading pet food body, PFMA, is delighted to welcome in to Associate Membership, Think Incentives (TI).


Pawsitive PFMA Confirms Top Ten Pets

Pawsitive PFMA Confirms Top Ten Pets

The survey of almost 9000 UK households confirmed that dogs top the charts with 13 million, followed closely by cats with a population of 12 million.


TYLER PACKAGING BECOMES LATEST PFMA ASSOCIATE MEMBER

The leading pet food body, PFMA, is delighted to welcome in to Associate Membership, Tyler Packaging. With a strong focus on sustainable, innovative packaging, PFMA is delighted with this new partnership.


PFMA Welcomes Claire Robinson-Davies of Nestlé Purina as the Association’s New Chair

Claire brings a wealth of experience to the role following many years as a representative on the PFMA Executive Committee and Chair of the Sustainability Committee.


New Data highlights that 58% of UK households feed wild birds

Nicole Paley, Deputy Chief Executive of the PFMA comments: “We are delighted to see that well over a half of the UK are feeding the birds and as a result benefitting from the pleasure of watching and supporting wildlife in the garden.


PFMA response to recent study on plant-based versus meat-based diets for dogs

At PFMA we encourage research into pet diets as this contributes to the overall knowledge and better understanding of pet nutrition and health.


NEW PFMA Pet Population Data highlights Pet Peak but the number of owners giving up their pet is huge concern

Today, the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) releases its annual population data, with a record 35m pets in the UK in 2022.


Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

PFMA member companies are responding individually to humanitarian aid appeals to support the people of Ukraine and their pets. PFMA itself has also donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal.  


BREXIT RED TAPE COSTS FOOD BUSINESSES £60M IN 12 MONTHS – VETERINARY AGREEMENT WITH EU REQUIRED URGENTLY

In just one year (to November 2021) the new Export Health Certificates (EHCs) requirements imposed on exports to the EU is estimated to have cost at least £60m in paperwork, with more than 288 thousand EHC applications requiring the equivalent of 580,000 certifier hours - 285 certifier years.


Leading pet food trade body welcomes PR agency as Associate Member

PFMA — the leading trade body for the UK pet food industry — has announced multi-award-winning PR agency spottydog communications as its latest Associate Member, unleashing a host of new benefits for its members.


 

The pet food industry: Playing a part in sustainability and reducing carbon emissions

The pet food industry is very mindful of the role it plays in the responsible use of resources, including minimising wherever possible the environmental impact of pet food production. Pets are part of the family and bring numerous benefits to society. Pets instil responsibility,
encourage social awareness, and contribute to wellbeing. As an industry, we have a responsibility to balance the needs of the population (pets and people) with protecting the environment for future generations.

The pet food industry: Preparing for Brexit since the referendum

With previous experience from a number of trade associations, including some time in Brussels, Michael Bellingham, chief executive
of the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, is perfectly placed to lead the industry through these challenging times. Here he discusses
the impact and implications of the UK’s exit from the EU.