Advertisement

Pet Food News / Pet Food Safety
On September 23, 2013

Article advises consumers on purchasing safe, US-made petfood

Consumers should read petfood labels to ensure food is safe, article says

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), China is the leading petfood exporter to the US, supplying about half of all imported petfoods. One recent article online from Hound & Gatos petfood company is advising consumers on purchasing safe petfood, encouraging them to purchase foods made in the US.

According to the article, there are a number of reasons to consider making sure the petfood you purchase is made in America. One reason is that you may be getting a product that is safer and reduces possible health risks. Companies in America are held to higher standards and more accountable than those in China, where there is little way to know what standards were followed in the petfood production process.

The article says it is also important to read petfood labels and avoid ingredients such as soy, generic animal livers, wheat, corn and coloring agents. Additionally, the article advises consumers to look for a diet rich in animal protein.

Comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Petfood Forum China

Advertisement

Advertisement

Read the June issue of Petfood Industry!

June 2015

The June 2015 issue of Petfood Industry profiles the family owned company, CANIDAE, and how it has succeeded in carving a niche in the pet specialty market. The company believes educating retailers about its products and focusing on consumers' needs are keys to maintaining their spot in the market. Plus, learn how pet food manufacturers can use their product’s packaging as a way of branding to attract customers and why companies are eyeing Poland for market expansion opportunities.

READ MORE in Petfood Industry magazine

Advertisement