Jerry May, Vice President of Government and Commercial Affairs Fresh belly, The award was presented on January 30 during AFIA. Pet Food Conferencehappening together with IInternational Production and Processing Expo (IPPE).
“Dr Thomson Louise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs, said innovation, product development and nutrition development in the pet food industry have played a significant role. “She continues to be an active voice in the industry, and we are excited to present this award in recognition of her leadership.”
In his current role as an independent consultant, Thomson draws on its extensive experience in the pet food industry and offers nutrition, product development and regulatory services, guiding companies toward innovative solutions that prioritize pet health and well-being. are In addition, he has held many roles with the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), including serving on expert panels to develop nutrient profiles and protocols, and on the AAFCO Ingredient Definition Committee and AAFCO Pet Food. As Industry Advisor to the Committee.
“I am very fortunate to have joined the pet food industry early in my career and continue to contribute to the lives of pets and their lovers,” said. Thomson.
Thomson Began her career as a nutritionist with Heinz Pet Products and progressed to the role of manager of technical services for the nutrition, analytical laboratory and animal feeding laboratory. After moving to Kalkan, now Mars Pet Care, Thomson Drive research and development efforts as Cat Brands Product Development Team Manager for the United States and Canada. In 1997, he started his own independent consulting firm, Thomson Pet Tech
Thomson He received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and a doctorate in nutritional biochemistry from the University of Arizona.
Launched in 2019, the AFIA Friend of Pet Food Award recognizes individuals who have made significant recent contributions to help advance the pet food industry. So far eight people have received this honor. Learn more about the award at AFIA website.