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David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN
University program aims to
fight pet food fraud
Online pet food shopping options are
becoming more complex than ever, with
customers taking advantage of all the online/
offline combinations now available to them.
The 17th Annual American
Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Clinical Nutrition & Research Abstract
Symposium was held on June 7 in conjunction with the American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine Forum at National Harbor,
Maryland, USA. I believe I've attended all of
the symposia since its inception and, as always,
I was not disappointed with the quality and
diversity of the many presentations. However,
the one topic that especially piqued my
interest was "Introducing animal and veterinary product fraud: Building upon food fraud
prevention concepts," presented by Dr. John
Spink of the Food Fraud Initiative at Michigan
State University (www.foodfraud.msu.edu).
Dr. Dzanis is CEO of Regulatory Discretion Inc. and a writer and consultant on nutrition, labeling and regulation. He is also the
author of Petfood Industry magazine's monthly column, "Petfood Insights."