Antonella Baggini, Secretary General of ASSALCO stated: “It is a great opportunity to connect with so many scientists and experts and to discuss the work of the pet food industry on this forum.” FEDIAF and ASSALCO had a stand, distributing free copies of the FEDIAF Nutritional Guidelines, Safety Guide, Labelling Code and a recently published Carbohydrate Expert Review. In addition, participants were invited to fill in a short survey regarding the quality of these publications. “It is very rewarding to see that the quality of the industry work is so much appreciated and a vast majority of the nutritionists would recommend our materials to friends and colleagues” Dr Jakub Rusek, FEDIAF policy adviser, concluded.
New Carbohydrate Expert Review
FEDIAF presented the recently adopted Scientific Advisory Board Carbohydrate Expert Review. “There is currently a lot of controversy surrounding carbohydrates and this expert review will help to debunk some myths and to shed some light on what carbs are and what their role is in nutrition” said Dr Thomas Brenten, Chair of the FEDIAF Nutrition and Analytical Science Working Group.
The Scientific Advisory Board includes independent and renowned scientists from Europe assisting FEDIAF in updating the FEDIAF Nutritional Guidelines since 2010.
The expert paper “Scientific Advisory Board Carbohydrate Expert Review” can be downloaded in the section on Nutritional Guidelines on FEDIAF’s website.