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Pet Food News / Pet Food Market Trends
On July 6, 2015

Quick hits: The latest news at a glance!

View the latest, up-to-the-minute news from important industry players.

Got a new website or product? Recently earn certification or win an award? Have positions changed within your company?

The Quick hits section is the place to send and find this information. Updated regularly.

    

  • QualiTech’s AG Division has hired Altair Brondani as the new marketing director and Fernando Malapi as the international sales manager.
  • Eurofins BioDiagnostics merged with Eurofins STA with the goal of strengthening its position in the seed, plant and agricultural biology diagnostics markets.
  • Ohio-based Blackwood Pet Food has partnered with John A. Van Den Bosch Company, CharJans Distributors, Meunerie Maska and Paws-itively Purr-fect Nutrition.
  • The Industrial Bags business of Mondi in North America has earned PSSMA awards for plant safety at its Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, manufacturing facilities.
  • Ganeden has promoted Michael Bush to president of the company.
  • Bunting Magnetics Co. has appointed Kevin Bowen to the company’s advisory board.
  • George C. Roeth has been named president and CEO of Central Garden & Pet Co., effective June 1, 2016.
  • Animal health and nutrition company Invivo NSA has aquired Philippines-based Popular Feedmill Corp.
  • WTF Holdings Inc. has acquired Franchise Bancorp Inc. from Aragorn Holdings Ltd. The shares were acquired at a price of US$2.13 per share and represent 41.3% of the outstanding common shares of FBI.
  • Burgess Pet Care has named experienced veterinary lecturer and former veterinary nurse, Kären Smith, as nutritional adviser.
  • Fold Hill Foods, owner of Laughing Dog pet food, has partnered with DS Smith to provide a retail-ready pack, while Butcher’s Pet Care has incorporated a redeemable voucher into its existing consumer pack.
  • Bravo has hired Rob Cadenhead as chief operating officer.
  • SwedenCare USA has hired Scott Reinhardt as vice president of sales and marketing.
  • Bobbi Panter Pet Products are now available through HK Star Corp., a large distributor of pet products out of Hong Kong. The new partnership has been named Bobbi Panter (Asia) Ltd.
  • The new Interzoo app is available for use on mobile iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded at www.interzoo.com/en/app.
  • Registration is open for Pet Fair Asia 2016.
  • Mars Petcare US has announced the results of a survey exploring how pets have invaded pop culture, thanks to the power of social media.
  • Camlin Fine Sciences has opened a North American division in Urbandale, Iowa.
  • The F.L. Emmert Company has hired Moss Boone as a regional sales manager.
  • The UK-based private equity firm ECI Partners has acquired a majority stake in the British premium pet food company MPM, in order to help finance its continuing international expansion.
  • NorthWind Technical Services is refreshing and updating its brand with the unveiling of a new company logo this spring.
  • Archer Daniels Midland has added four executive team members to ADM Animal Nutrition. Dr. Ryan Lane joins ADM as vice president, Animal Nutrition Research. Dr. Alejandro Buentello has been named director, Animal Nutrition Research. Dr. Gary M. Davenport brings more than 32 years of industry experience to his role as companion animal technical manager for ADM Animal Nutrition. Dr. Kristjan Bregendahl joins ADM Animal Nutrition as poultry technical manager.
  • Himalayan Corp., makers of Himalayan Dog Chew, completed an agreement with Distinctive Dog to manufacture and represent their grain free dog treats. Distinctive Dog is transferring production of the treat line, and will work actively with suppliers, distributors and customers to continue providing high-quality treats to dog owners.
  • Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging for more than 50 years, has been recognized by the Flexible Packaging Association with a Silver Flexible Packaging Achievement Award.
  • APLIX Inc. has earned certification for compliance with the British Retail Consortium (BRC), under the prominent Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked for food safety standards. APLIX Inc. met all of the BRC Global Standard requirements for Food Safety within the Packaging scope, receiving an “A” rating.
  • Coperion GmbH, a subsidiary of Hillenbrand Inc., has realigned and relocated its North American operations from Ramsey, New Jersey, USA to their other facilities located in Pitman, New Jersey; Wytheville, Virginia; and Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Solid Gold Pet has named Bob Rubin as CEO and president.
  • The American Feed Industry Association has named Preston R. Buff, PhD., as its director of regulatory affairs.
  • Lortscher Animal Nutrition Inc. has received Safe Feed/Safe Food and SQF Level II certificates for the Bern, Kansas, USA, facility.
  • Corbion, a food ingredients and bio-based chemicals company, has officially opened an advanced R&D and applications laboratory in Gorinchem, the Netherlands.
  • PolyCello was awarded a bronze award in the mid web, line category by the Flexographic Technical Association.
  • Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has appointed Steve Blackowiak director of food safety, research and development.
  • ProAmpac, a global flexible packaging company, has been recognized by the Flexible Packaging Association for two Silver awards in Packaging Excellence for Duke’s Mayonnaise 8oz. Pouch and White Lily Flour Box Pouch.
  • Bulk material handling and powder processing leader, Spiroflow, has appointed industry veteran Kevin Bowen as a member of its Strategic Advisory Board. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide guidance on market growth, product strategy and innovation.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting titled, “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Prevention-oriented Import System Regulations and Implementation,” on March 21, in College Park, Maryland, USA. The public meeting will provide stakeholders an opportunity to discuss import safety regulations and programs, including final rules for foreign supplier verification programs (FSVPs) for importers of food for humans and animals and accreditation of third-party certification bodies. Participants will also be briefed on the status of FDA’s Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP), which is still in development by FDA.
  • As of March 4, AIB International’s Leatherhead, UK, office has relocated to modern office spaces near the Leatherhead Town Centre. The Leatherhead office which oversees the AIB International’s operations for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), is now located at Riverbridge House, Fetchum Grove, Guildford Road, Leatherhead, KT22 9AD.
  • Tipper Tie has named Jörg Nold as sales director Germany and after market sales effective March 1, 2016.
  • Almo Nature, the manufacturer of dog and cat food, is moving its entire marketing department to Amsterdam, effective March 2016. The move from Switzerland to the Netherlands has prompted the departure of Salima Touchal, marketing manager for international trade marketing, from the company.
  • The Company of Animals has promoted Larry Cobb to CEO of the firm’s US subsidiary.
  • Sandvik Mining and Schenck Process have signed a global partnership agreement. The partnership provides increased crushing circuit productivity for Schenck Process double and single deck high capacity banana screens and Sandvik high productivity cone crushers. It also enables a single service provider approach to support customers throughout the entire plant life cycle.
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