The PFI is dedicated to upholding international standards of quality & safety in pet nutrition. Members of the PFI commit to these values and ensure their pet food is aligned with ethical and safe food processes, giving you total peace of mind in knowing that what it says on the bag is exactly what’s in the bag.
|ORDINARY MEMBER||SPECIAL AFFILIATE MEMBER||AFFILIATE MEMBER||ASSOCIATE MEMBER|
|ADFARM Animal Supplements||Shoprite Checkers (Pty) Ltd||ADDCON Africa Feed & Grain Additives||Panorama Publications|
|AFGRI Animal Feeds||Woolworths||ADVIT Animal Nutrition Pty Ltd||University of Stellenbosch|
|AFRIPET (Pty) Ltd||Animal Nutrition & Health (Pty) Ltd||Xantah Research|
|AVI Products||Bitek Feed Science|
|Bhenyati Promotions cc||BJK Industries (Pty) Ltd|
|Bold Moves 3||Cargill Premix & Nutrition|
|Borbely Trading cc||Chemfit Fine Chemicals T/A SA Premix|
|Candy Colours Trading||Com-Chem Trading|
|Cube Route (Pty) Ltd||Diana Pet Food (SPF SA)|
|DogSense||DSM Nutritional Products SA (Pty) Ltd|
|Dorven Foods & Feeds cc||Energy Oil (Pty) Ltd|
|Gerber Pet Treat Co.||Kemin Agrifoods|
|Hills Pet Nutrition||Kemin South Africa|
|Kindred Pet||Nutri Se7en Advances|
|Mars Africa||Provimi SSA (Pty) Ltd|
|Martin & Martin (Pty) Ltd||SA Premix|
|Master's Choice||Swift Silliker (Pty) Ltd|
|McMac Pet SA||Veterinary Import - Expoert Authority cc|
|Montego Pet Nutrition|
|Nestle Purina Pet Care|
|Omega Pet Foods|
|Promeal (Pty) Ltd|
|Royal Canin SA|
|SA Complete Pet Food|
|WUMA Dog Food|
An Ordinary Member of the PFI is the individual firm or company directly engaged in the manufacture (either itself or through a third party) or distributor of pet foods whose brands are directly owned or distributed by it, but shall not include those persons whose primary business is to put up such pet food to the general public for resale (retailing).
A Special Affiliate Member of the PFI is an individual company that owns its own branded pet food products potentially as a private label.
An Affiliate Member of the PFI is an individual factory or plant of a firm or company involved in manufacturing and supplying raw materials, vitamins or minerals for inclusion in pet food or any industry related to pet food, consultants, companies, legal entities or firms whose business is related to pet food.
An Associate Member of the PFI shall be any association, charity, educational institution, statutory body involved with pets, or research into pets, or pet food, but not directly involved for profit in pet food, including media representatives, who may be invited and duly elected to Associate Membership in terms of the Articles of Association of the PFI.
|Johan van Jaarsveld||Montego S.A.||Chairman|
|Dr. Sarah Miller||Cube Route||Deputy Chairperson|
|Barry Hundley||PFI||Executive Director|
|Dr Christél Coetzee||ADVIT|
|Rita Fernandes||Mars Africa|
|Bronwyn Fulton||AVI Products|
|Carlos Neves||Nutri Se7en Advances|
|C A B Nuez||Royal Canin S.A.|
|Richard Rossudowski||AFGRI Animal Feeds|
|Nutritional Standards Committee:|
|The PFI’s strongest and most active committee, the Nutritional Standards Committee (or NSC) busies itself working on all matters that may affect pet food quality and legislation. The committee monitors the workings of the DAFF committees (Feed Forum, Food Safety Forum, Compliance Forum) and debates these outcomes, considering whether proposals should be accepted or not, feeding information through to the PFI Board of Directors. The committee also monitors new developments with regard to worldwide nutrition, GAPFA (Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations) work output and direction taken, benchmarks with FEDIAF (The European Pet Food Industry Federation) & AAFCO (The Association of American Feed Control Officials), drives the SABS Standards and discusses all SABS Committee developments that may have an influence on pet food. The committee considers self-policing methodology and all issues that may influence the nutritional quality of pet food, including international animal health trends.|
|Packaging & Labelling Committee:|
The Packaging & Labelling Committee was only recently formed to prepare for deregulation of pet food advertising and packaging reviews, which it is aimed to direct to the Advertising Standards Authority. Together with an outside consultant, the committee has developed an industry code that will be placed as an annexure on the ASA Code.
The committee proactively reviews packaging and labelling and will continue to do so, to ensure limited deviation from the impending ASA code.
|The Marketing Committee was formed to drive and manage all PFI-related marketing activities. Formed by various PFI member brands, the committee acts as a sounding board, offering a representation of the industry through PFI communication.|
|The Statistics Committee was formed for the purpose of problem solving, as related to industry statistics.|
The PFI also has representation on various legislative levels, acting as representation for all stakeholders, to ensure the association and stakeholders remain informed and included in pertinent decisions. These include: