Help Puppy Post & VIPets Bakery Support The Animal Cancer Trust

VIPets Bakery is teaming up with our friends at the Puppy Post The Magazine for Cancer Awareness Month – March

Tons of Puppy Pawrents and their Dogs, as well as Small Brands, are gearing up to pull together to raise money for Charity.  The community of small businesses will be putting on Live Events, Live Sales, Dog Walks to help raise funds.  There is a Community Page on the Puppy Post that contains a Diary of these events and also a total of the funds raised from each of the business supporters.

The plan is to raise as much as we can at VIPets Bakery to send off to our chosen charity.  The Bakery will be producing this yummy treat box for March and for every sale, the Bakery will be donating £5 of the proceeds to Animal Cancer Trust UK as everything raised will be going to support people with animals who have cancer.

We felt it important to let you see that every penny raised is transparent and the funds going to the Charity is receipted.  Each and every order will get a receipt for your records.

We are asking for you to support what we think is a very deserving Charity.

As always, lots of love Tarnia

 

Trading Standards Compliance

As an animal feed provider, we have to comply with the following regulations:

  • The Animal Feed (Hygiene, Sampling, etc, and Enforcement (England) Regulations 2015
  • The Animal Feed (Composition, Marketing and Use (England) Regulations 2015 & EU Regulations (EC) 183/2005
  • EU Regulations (EC) 767/2009
  • EU Regulations (EC) 178/2002

Our registration number with Trading Standards the governing body is GB218E2868

Our inspection is carried out on a regular basis and we are pleased to inform you we are compliant.  Noted especially at the audit was the cleanliness of our kitchen!

The pet food industry is highly regulated, and this legislation applies equally to what can be described as commercial pet food manufacture on an industrial scale and to smaller scale manufacturers such as myself in a person’s private home.

Legislation on animal feed originates from the EU (rather than coming from the UK) and the overarching principle is that animal feed, including pet food, must be produced in hygienic conditions, and that the finished product is safe, is not harmful to animal or human health and is fully traceable.  The main legislation for the manufacture of pet food, even in your own home is described below:

EU Regulations (EC) no 183/2005 laying down the requirements for feed hygiene, requires that feed safety and hygiene be considered at all stages of the production of pet food, wherever this may be carried out.  The Regulation sets out the operating standards to which all pet food manufacturers must comply.

  • Facilities and equipment
  • personnel
  • production
  • quality control including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP – Feed Safety , management system)
  • Storage and transport
  • record keeping, including trace-ability
  • complaints and product recall

All pet food manufacturers must also comply with EU Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 on the placing on the Market and used of feed, this legislation covers matters such as:

  • safety and marketing requirements.  Special regard should be given to the species and type of pet you are manufacturing food for
  • stringent labelling, presentation and packaging requirements, including analytical declarations
  • manufacturer responsibilities
  • substantiation of any claims, including nutritional claims
  • prohibition on misleading of purchasers
  • prohibition on making medicinal claims

We hope that all this puts your mind at ease, and please check that other providers of pet cakes and treats also meet the same standards.  Be safe and be aware.

Kind regards, and always with your pets interest at heart, Tarnia