GAPFA objectives are:

 To harness the collective knowledge and experience of the global pet food industry in order to provide reference points for global standards and positions;

To promote adherence to food safety and nutritional standards enabling manufacturers to deliver wholesome, healthy and nutritious prepared pet foods;

To promote the feeding of prepared pet food to support the health and wellbeing of pets;

To develop and disseminate educational resources, that highlight and enhance the benefits of human pet interaction.