Pet Food News

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


Grandma Lucy’s helps expand reach of Nutriscan test

Salivary diagnostic test can identify pets’ food intolerances and sensitivities
Grandma Lucy’s, a manufacturer of freeze-dried pet food and treats, has teamed up with world-renowned Dr. Jean Dodds DVM and Nutriscan to create The Nutriscan Project by Grandma Lucy’s.
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16th Annual Wenger Pet Food Processing Seminar coming in September

Wenger Manufacturing will present the 16th Annual Wenger Pet Food Processing Seminar from September 13 to 15 at the Wenger Conference Center in Sabetha, Kansas.
The seminar will provide a blend of classroom and hands-on demonstrations of extrusion and drying systems, while introducing new technologies for product quality and process improvement.
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Conference discussed Listeria, rancidity and food safety

Marshfield Food Safety presented the second annual Food Safety Science Conference.
On May 17, Marshfield Food Safety presented the second annual Food Safety Science Conference in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The conference included presentations on recent activity at the Marshfield lab and sessions by academic institutions.
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Purina helps bring pets to long-term care facilities

US$450,000 donation makes Purina Family Pet Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital a reality
Madison Taliaferro spent weeks in the hospital in 2012. After a decade of suffering from cystic fibrosis, she underwent a double lung transplant. She powered through the difficult surgery and the recovery that followed–long days of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Her parents were there. Her best friend visited from Kansas. Grandparents rotated shifts so she was never alone. But one request still lingered.
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Blue Buffalo establishes veterinary clinical trials office

US$6 million gift to Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine will expand program
Blue Buffalo Co. will award a US$6 million gift to establish the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Blue Buffalo proposes secondary offering of stock

SEC filing seeks to offer 25,000,000 shares of common stock
Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed secondary offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock by certain selling stockholders named in the registration statement.
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Major pet food brands to exhibit at P3 trade show

Event makes its debut in Chicago, Illinois, USA, this summer
Making its debut August 24-25, 2016, at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the new P3|Progressive Pet Products trade show exhibitor ranks are filling up with top-quality pet food brands. Headlining the list of new exhibitor commitments are Blue Buffalo, Mars Petcare, and Nestle Purina.
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Report: Online dog food sales increasing

More pet owners buying products from websites like Amazon
The new “Amazon FastMovers Dog Food” report from Profitero says online dog food sales are increasing, with more pet owners buying their pet food from and other websites like
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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