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    kat112
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    Hi, i think i have it worked out that if in NSW and selling NON – HUMAN GRADE ingredients as dog food treats there is nothing legal, permits, safety food standard test stuff i need. Is this right ?
    Where’s my proof, how can i be sure?
    So i want to make dog food treats from chicken and meat sold as dog food from a factory or butcher , turn into dog treats , packages it , label with my sole trader name, sell online or at markets.
    I have business public liability and indemnity already.
    can anyone find me quote, or real hard evident that’s i dont need anything to do this?
    is there a better place to ask?
    thanks guys

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    Rowan@quaotic
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    You are right, unfortunately there is little regulation of pet foods. As long as you abide by labelling standards, and don’t make any false or misleading statements you are good to go.
    There are standards made by a voluntary organisation called PFIAA, but no overarching legislation and those standards are only for members of that organisation.

    https://pfiaa.com.au/pet-food-standards/

    https://www.sharongivoni.com.au/pet-food-packaging-legal-requirements/

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    bb1
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    AS 5812:2017

    AS 5812-2011

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    kat112
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    bb1, post: 271958, member: 53375 wrote:
    AS 5812:2017

    AS 5812-2011

    sory i dont understand you?

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    bb1
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    kat112, post: 271972, member: 120779 wrote:
    sory i dont understand you?

    Search on google, they are Australian standards in regards to Manufacturing and marketing of pet food

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    Rowan@quaotic
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    Keep in mind that although these standards should be followed they are, unfortunately, only voluntary standards.

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    bb1
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    Rowan@quaotic, post: 271975, member: 28171 wrote:
    Keep in mind that although these standards should be followed they are, unfortunately, only voluntary standards.

    But I think if the OP was to ignore these standards and ended up doing major injury to a pet, their insurance coverage may look at them dimmly, and they asked for a better place to ask, wouldn’t the Australian Standards be a logical place to go.

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    kat112
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    Thank you both . yes ive confirmed there is not legal permit or anything i need to do to be able to sell and make dog food products if using pet food grade ingredients. keeping to standards quoted above is simple enough anyway and good business practise that shouldn’t be to hard.

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    bb1, post: 271976, member: 53375 wrote:
    But I think if the OP was to ignore these standards and ended up doing major injury to a pet, their insurance coverage may look at them dimmly, and they asked for a better place to ask, wouldn’t the Australian Standards be a logical place to go.
    I agree wholeheartedly.

    Pet owners are becoming more educated day by day and many are very concerned what they feed their pets.

    So it is also a good marketing opportunity to get out in front of an issue that many think of – that’s great for business and following the standards are great for pets and their owners.

    Cheers
    Paul

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    Corey
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    Look at your competition, what are they doing? anything different?

    Cheers
    Corey

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    bb1
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    Corey, post: 271991, member: 31331 wrote:
    Look at your competition, what are they doing? anything different?

    Cheers
    Corey

    Sorry bad idea in this instance, if the competition is doing it wrong and you copy them, then you are still liable to be sued.

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    Corey
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    Conduct a SWOT analysis…

    A SWOT analysis is a simple tool to help you work out the internal and external factors affecting your business. It is one of the most commonly used business analysis and decision-making tools. A SWOT analysis helps you:

    • build on strengths (S)
    • minimise weakness (W)
    • seize opportunities (O)
    • counteract threats (T).

    Source: SWOT analysis | Business Queensland

    Cheers
    Corey

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