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two. For example, if the newly revised
AAFCO Dog and Cat Food Nutrient
Profiles are accepted by AAFCO at
the January meeting, does it become
official as soon as it goes online, or will
it not be official until it appears in the
2015 print OP?

a restaurant or at 35,000 feet in the
air. However, unless I can be assured
of uninterrupted connection to the
Internet during travel, I will have
to plan my use of the electronic OP
accordingly or carry a copy of the print
version as well.

I am unclear as to which version,
online or print, will be deemed the
"official" version when there are
discrepancies between the two.
OF COURSE, ONE big hassle with
online publications is that you must be
online. For comparison, I can access
my iPad app for Title 21 of the Code
of Federal Regulations (the Food and
Drug Administration rules) wherever I
am, whether it be in a hotel conference
room, during a business meeting at

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Another inconvenience with the
online OP is that it is a protected document, which means that the site does
not enable you to download, print or cut
and paste snippets into other programs
for use offline. I understand that
AAFCO generates a huge proportion
of its operating income from sale of the

OP, hence does not want to suffer a bite
into that by unscrupulous reproduction of the OP's content. Already, much
of the OP is viewable on websites that
have illegally copied this material. Still,
to allow for legitimate capture and use
of material from the online document
in accordance with applicable copyright
laws would greatly enhance its functionality for most users.
IN SHORT, I plan on buying the online
OP for 2014 but am not ready to give
up the print version just yet. In fact, I
may keep buying the print version just
to keep track of the historical record
(I have editions going back as early as
1973 and often have need to look up
an old committee report or previous
language in a regulation from years
past). Whatever you decide to get, either
version can be ordered from AAFCO's
website (www.aafco.org/Publications/
PublicationListing.aspx), with a US$25
discount if you order both.
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