By MARYLAND State Department of Agriculture Staff WriterOn April 24, 2017, the USDA Animal Care and Use Committee approved a permit for a pet food producer to sell pet food and grow food in the state of Georgia.
Pet food producers have been allowed to sell and grow pet food in Georgia since 1996 under the Georgia Farm and Food Act.
Since then, a variety of new and exciting products have been introduced.
The USDA’s approval for Pet Food Products in Georgia has not only resulted in more product variety, but also increased opportunities for pet owners to participate in the pet food industry.
The approval was announced last year to coincide with the State Farm of Georgia’s annual National Pet Food Show.
“The pet food market is growing in Georgia,” said Julie Werts, director of the Georgia State Farm’s pet food department.
“It is not only the largest pet food buyer, but the second largest in the nation.
We need to expand the market, not limit it.”
The USDA approved Pet Food Product in Georgia (PHP) on April 24.
(Photo: USDA) This year’s National Pet Foods Show, which runs through September 10, will bring pet food producers, food manufacturers, pet food retailers, and pet food companies together for a great time.
Georgia State Farm will be showcasing their products, including Pet Food, Pet Food Feeders, and Pet Food Growers.
We are excited to celebrate the growth and development of the pet-friendly Georgia food industry, and look forward to welcoming more visitors and exhibitors to the state, Wert, the director of pet food, said.
For more information, visit www.petfood.usda.gov/petfood or call (866) 633-9200.
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