Food safety has always been one of the primary concerns of the veterinary profession. It follows that it is also a high priority for the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society. The RFVS team spent considerable time thinking about how to raise the overall standards in the fresh food industry for pets, and work commenced on our own objective audit criteria based on veterinary recommendations.
In 2019 at the annual conference, an informal meeting between directors of two raw food manufacturers (both of whom have strong previous careers in the human food industry) lead to mulling over the woefully poor regulations around the pet and working dog food manufacturing industry, along with all the objections they were hearing about from vets.
Members of the RFVS committee were intrigued by discussion of the standards and loved how these could overcome so many of the objections and concerns so commonly made by their colleagues.