Pet Food News

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


FDA finalizes therapeutic vet diet compliance guide

Guide explains criteria the agency will consider when determining whether to take enforcement action
The US Food and Drug Administration has released a Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) that explains the criteria FDA will consider when determining whether to take enforcement action regarding dog and cat food diets intended to treat a disease.
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Camlin Fine Sciences opens North American division

Expansion comes with addition of custom liquid and dry blended antioxidant formulas
Camlin Fine Sciences (CFS) has opened a North American division in Urbandale, Iowa, USA. CFS is a global leader in the traditional antioxidant market and the world’s largest integrated manufacturer of the antioxidants TBHQ and BHA.
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AFIA, NGFA to develop hazard analysis for FSMA compliance

Associations’ research and education arms partnering with the University of Minnesota
The research and education arms of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) are partnering to finance a major project that will help animal feed, feed ingredient and pet food facilities cost-effectively comply with a core requirement of the Food and Drug Administration’s final rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Pet food manufacturers combine to create BrightPet

Blackwood Pet Food, Ohio Pet Foods, Southern Tier Pet Nutrition partner with private investment firm in deal
Ohio-based Blackwood Pet Food, a manufacturer of branded pet foods, together with contract manufacturers Ohio Pet Foods (OPF) and New York-based Southern Tier Pet Nutrition (STPN), recently partnered with Philadelphia private investment firm Graham Partners to create BrightPet Nutrition Group.
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3 Petfood Industry blogs for April

Pet food trends among topics covered by Petfood Industry’s bloggers and columnists
Bloggers and columnists for Petfood Industry recently shared insights on pet food trends, product positioning claims, and gelatin.
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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.


Petfood Forum China 2016