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 •  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…

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 •  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...

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 •  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 …

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 •  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…

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 •  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...

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 •  December 16, 2017

Kansas State University’s IGP Institute will offer a course in formulating pet foods in January 2018. The course will help participants gain knowledge of different elements and processes necessary to create new products in the feed industry. The pet food industry is constantly developing new products using or taking out certain ingredients to...

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 •  December 15, 2017

The demands of making pet food have always been complex, but never more so than today. As “unique” diets (such as high meat or grain free) take over production lines, the equipment must be able to keep up with a whole new set of processing demands. Read the entire report about Mars Petcare exclusively in the December issue of Petfood...

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 •  December 2, 2017

CPM Holdings, a supplier of process equipment and technology to the human and pet food, fuel and engineered materials industries, acquired of Proline Engineering based in Manchester, UK. Founded in 1996, Proline is a supplier of high-speed, high-volume conveyance solutions, installation and aftermarket services for the metal packaging industry....

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 •  November 30, 2017

Just about everyone in the pet food marketplace is making natural label claims regardless of channel, as I’ve discussed in previous blog posts. Nonetheless, does the industry and, more importantly, the consumer understand what the term natural means when it comes to pet food? In this blog post, I will discuss the Association of American Feed...