Pet Food News

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


Three Dog Bakery receives BRC certification

Certification indicates the company’s manufacturing meets internationally recognized food safety standards
Three Dog Bakery recently received BRC certification, a management scheme recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) board.
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Organizers mark successful FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS event

Exhibition and conferences proved to be busy, productive
Global industry executives from the animal feed, flour and rice milling, grain processing and biomass pelleting industries recently descended on Cologne, Germany, for the FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS International exhibition and conferences.
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Interzoo set for growth in 2016

World’s biggest pet supplies trade fair to be held in Germany in May 2016
Professionals from the international pet sector will gather once again in Nuremberg, Germany, from May 26-29, 2016, to attend Interzoo, the world’s biggest trade fair for pet supplies. The initial registration period has already flagged a positive growth trend.
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Purina pushes for more pets at work

To celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day, company encourages other companies to start pets-at-work policies
More than 17 years ago, Nestlé Purina started encouraging its associates to bring their pets to work, and the program has provided many benefits for employees and their pets through the years. This year, the company celebrated national Take Your Dog to Work Day by encouraging other companies to join them in this movement and start their own pets-at-work policies.
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Tuffy’s Pet Foods opens new manufacturing facility

$70 million, 130,000-square-foot facility meant to provide safest possible environment
Tuffy’s Pet Foods Inc., of Perham, Minnesota, USA, has opened a new, 130,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Tuffy’s is scheduled to commission the new facility on August 19, 2015, with a formal opening celebration to be conducted that afternoon.
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Survey: 37% interested in raw pet food diets

13% say they are already feeding their pets raw food
Allprovide, the all-natural raw pet food company, conducted a survey of 1,826 cat and dog owners across the United States on their pet food preferences, knowledge and interests. The results show that more than 37% of pet owners are interested in a fresh, healthy raw food diet for their pets.
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Videos: Petfood Forum Europe 2015

Watch brief clips from pet food industry experts' presentations
Experts on pet nutrition, pet food ingredients, pet food safety and pet food processing shared insights at Petfood Forum Europe 2015.
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Big Heart Pet Brands to shutter Pittsburgh plant

225 employees will be affected
Big Heart Pet Brands plans to consolidate work done in its operations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, into its Orrville, Ohio, USA, headquarters, effective April 30, 2016, according to reports.
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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.

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