About PFI - Codes
CODE - CONTRACT MANUFACTURE
1. PFI MEMBER OBLIGATION
1.1 It is quite likely that PFI members may enter into contract manufacture with other pet food producers. These other pet food producers may also not be members of the PFI.
1.2 The PFI member who is contract manufacturing is obliged to produce all contract pet food for PFI members or non-members within the expected standards of the PFI and the Registrar Act 36/1947.
1.3 The PFI member who is contract manufacturing may not produce sub standard pet food for a third party, whether the third party is a PFI member or not.
1.4 The PFI member who is contract manufacturing is obliged to produce only products, which are registered for sale under Act 36 of 1947
1.5 All pet food produced by a PFI member under contract manufacture must be declared as part of the members data for the PFI statistics (see the Code on statistics) unless the third party for whom the PFI member contract manufactures is himself a member of the PFI. In such a situation the third party PFI member must declare his own data for the PFI statistics.
2. PRODUCT REGISTRATION
2.1 The PFI member who is, contract manufacturing, must include a clause in his contract manufacturing agreement, covering registration of that product under Act 36/1947.
2.2 The PFI member or the third party can be made responsible for the product registration. The proportioning of responsibility is entirely dependent on the parties agreeing the contract.
2.3 The PFI member must ensure, however, that the product is registered and that the registration is current (and is renewed annually by September 30 of each year) prior to commencing manufacture.