UK Pet Food announces Rupert Phillips as new chair

UK Pet Food, the trade association for the UK pet food industry, has appointed a new chair.

Taking up the role is Rupert Phillips, managing director of pets (UK and Ireland) at Spectrum Brands, who will serve a two-year term.

During its mandate, the Association will focus on the core pillars of safety and standards, nutrition and sustainability.

Phillips said: “In this busy environment, my focus alongside the team will be to ensure that we continue to be a strong voice for the industry on matters such as facilitating trade and promoting regulatory alignment across EU”.

Michael Bellingham, CEO of UK Pet Food, added: “Under the heading of Safety & Standards, we will proactively communicate about the role of prepared pet food in providing safe and sustainable nutrition for our pets, while promote what it means to be a member of UK Pet Food and the best practices that our members subscribe to.”

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