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The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH


Codes Of Practice

Guidelines for the Manufacture of Raw Pet Food in the UK
- In addition to guidelines for the manufacture of safe pet food below, PFMA published sector guidelines for the manufacture of commercial raw pet food. The guidelines which promote best practice in the sector have been developed in conjunction with Defra, the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), Public Health England (PHE) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

- FEDIAF Guide to Good Practice for the Manufacture of Safe Pet Food
In 2001, FEDIAF (the European Pet Food Manufacturers' Association) adopted an internal set of standards, the Guide to Good Practice for the Manufacture of Safe Pet Food, which pet food manufacturers follow in order to prevent potential difficulties in the production process and to meet their commitment to nutrition, safety and quality. This code is recognised in European legislation (the 2010 update of the Guide has been validated by the EU Standing Committee (Animal Nutrition), 9 March 2010).

- FEDIAF Nutritional Guidelines
FEDIAF, have also produced nutritional guidelines which members follow; the FEDIAF Nutritional Guidelines for Complete and Complementary Pet Food for Cats and Dogs and Fediaf nutritional guidelines for feeding pet rabbits. These are comprehensive reviews of the NRC data and other existing science produced as practical guides for manufacturers. The guidelines are peer-viewed by independent veterinary nutritionists throughout Europe - the guidelines have been recently updated during October 2021. For more information please visit

- FEDIAF Code of Good Labelling Practice for  Pet Food 
The FEDIAF Code of Good Labelling Practice for Pet Food covers three basic functions of product communication; consumer information on product use, control and enforcement, retail and marketing. The Code is intended to be used as a practical guide to the labelling and marketing of pet food and should be read in conjunction with relevant EU legislation. The latest revision of the Code was published in October 2019. The Code continues to be periodically reviewed and further revisions will be published as necessary.

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