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 •  March 5

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is the first in a series profiling academic opportunities for the pet food industry. Educational institutions around the world offer classes and degree programs designed to prepare the next generation of pet food professionals or boost the knowledge of mid-career pros. University of Illinois – …

Safcol USA Inc

 •  March 1

In Ecuador, fishing and canning company Eurofish is preparing to move into the pet food market after serving the human food market since the 1990s, reported Undercurrent News. Eurofish has invested US$4 million into a pet food facility. The plant will become operational later this year according to Olmedo…

Safcol USA Inc

 •  February 21

Cannon Holdings is using a liquid line metal detector to prevent contamination of chicken-based slurry. Cannon Holdings, Inc. has started using an Eriez Liquid Line Metal Detector to prevent contamination in chicken slurry produced for its dog and cat food lines. At the company’s 40,000 square foot facility in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, every ounce...

Safcol USA Inc

 •  February 20

Many biologically appropriate pet foods are marketed as modeled on wolves and wildcats diets and therefore closer to what dogs and cats would natural consume. However, these nutritional claims haven’t been verified by empirical methods, said Emma Bermingham, PhD, senior research scientist, AgResearch. (See video below from Petfood Forum…

Safcol USA Inc

 •  February 7

Petfood Industry exclusive article: Elk and bison ranches provide healthy novel proteins for dog and cat food while allowing pet food brands to make sustainability claims because the animals cause less ecological damage than cattle. By using organ meat and by-products from bison and elk, the pet food industry helps to increase the market for the...

Safcol USA Inc

 •  February 1

Biomapping allows pet food plant managers to monitor for the conditions that could lead to a Salmonella outbreak at their facilities. Steven Ricke, PhD, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Arkansas, explained biomapping during his presentation at the International Processing and Production Expo in…

Safcol USA Inc

 •  January 25

Ingredients specifically listed as organic appeared in 8.6 percent of the approximately 7,000 dry dog food recipes listed in Petfood Industry’s Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database. Considering dry cat food recipes, 7.3 percent of ingredient decks listed organic items. To learn more about how many wet and dry dog and cat foods include...

Safcol USA Inc

 •  January 15

Over the past decade, at least 10 scientific studies have examined raw dog and cat food. These peer-reviewed journal articles and federal studies attempted to determine how raw diets affect dogs, cats and their owners, including identifying potential health risks. Raw pet food as a risk factor for shedding …

Safcol USA Inc

 •  January 9

After rebounding from near-extinction, bison now provide novel pet food protein. What’s more, bison tends to cause less ecological damage and use less resources that cattle. That means pet food producers may market bison-meat pet foods as sustainable. Bison remains uncommon in dog and cat foods, so it may…

Safcol USA Inc

 •  December 20, 2017

PetDine, LLC, is moving from a 20,000 square feet manufacturing plant to a building more than ten times that size. According to PetDine, the move will make the company the largest pet food manufacturer in North America. PetDine is a full-service, private label co-packer for the pet industry, producing hundreds of lines of pet treats from over two...