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Pet Food News

The latest dog and cat food news and research from Petfood Industry magazine.

ARTICLES

FSMA’s effects on pet food industry training by AFIA

AFIA will offer two classes on safety legislations impact on pet food industry.
The training sessions will provide processes for determining what applies to pet food plants, ingredient manufacturers, feed facilities and distribution sites.
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Novel pet food ingredient proteins digestibility varies

Scientists analyzed and compared eight traditional and novel pet food ingredients.
Researchers tested how much energy and nutrition cats and dogs actually get when the animals digest certain pet food ingredients: calamari, pork peptone, alligator, venison, lamb, chicken and duck.
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Recyclable pet food bags found by automated techs

Automated systems may improve waste handlers ability to recycle pet food bags.
A collaboration by pet food companies and other industries discovered that plastic pet food bags can be sorted out from other waste using existing technology.
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#tbt Pet obesity epidemic continues causing debate

Owners, vets and pet food manufacturers have been blamed for dog and cat obesity rates.
For nine years, a survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has recorded pet obesity rates and owners’ attitudes about dog and cat obesity.
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Nestle ranked high for sustainability and human rights

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index evaluated Purina’s parent company.
The index report noted that the company uses life-cycle assessment to evaluate the sustainability of their supply chain, including the 760,000 farmers supplying directly to Nestle.
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New event brings pet food extrusion advances to Mexico

Petfood Technology Workshop Mexico on December 5-6 offers hands-on demonstrations for pet food producers
Pet food producers in growing Mexican market can learn new extrusion technology and other pet food innovation techniques at Petfood Technology Workshop
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Petfood Forum China 2015 images

View a collection of photos from Pet Fair Asia, the pet trade show in Shanghai that partners with Petfood Forum China 2015. Pet food professionals from China and throughout the world learned how to develop products for the US$1.37 billion Chinese pet food market at Petfood Forum China, held August 28 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The exclusive conference featured industry experts sharing information and insights on the Chinese pet food market, the pet food product development process, the importance of supplier partnerships and ways to take a new product to retail.

Pet Fair Asia just finished its 18th edition, August 27-30. It is one of the largest pet trade shows in China and has grown each year, expanding to three halls in 2015, with thousands of visitors, both pet industry professionals and pet-owning consumers. Many of the exhibiting pet food manufacturers, both domestic and multinational, had very large stands. In fact, for most of the multinationals, their stands were larger than what they typically have at North American pet trade shows such as Global Pet Expo. The recent turmoil in China’s economy does not seem to be affecting the country’s pet food market, judging by the major, active presence of these pet food companies at Pet Fair Asia. With this activity backed by data showing the market’s continuing rapid growth (presented by Pushan Tagore of GfK duringPetfood Forum China 2015), China promises to be an up and coming pet food player for some time.

Petfood Forum China and Pet Fair Asia will return to Shanghai in 2016, August 18-21.

EVENTS

Industry Event

Petfood Technology Workshop Mexico

12/5/16 to 12/6/16
Location: University of Baja California in Mexico
Mexicali
Mexico
The Petfood Technology Workshop Mexico will take place December 5 – 6, 2016, at the University of Baja California in Mexico.
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Industry Event

Pet Industry Leadership Conference

1/30/17 to 2/2/17
Location: Montage Resort
Laguna Beach, CA
United States
The Pet Industry Leadership Conference, sponsored by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), will be held January 30 through February 2, 2017 at the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, California.
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Industry Event

Global Pet Expo 2017

3/22/17 to 3/24/17
Location: Orange County Convention Center
9899 International Dr.
Orlando, FL
United States
Global Pet Expo will feature more than 1,200 companies from around the world, showcasing products available for all types of pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals and horses.
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