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Pet Food News

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

ARTICLES

Mexican pet food industry served by upcoming workshop

The Petfood Technology Workshop Mexico will take place December 5 – 6, 2016, at the University of Baja California in Mexico.
Pet food sales in Mexico increased 13.7 percent in 2015 to MXN42.6 billion (US$2.28 billion), making Mexico among the top 10 pet care markets globally. To meet the needs of that booming market, representatives from Petfood Industry magazine have announced a new addition to the Petfood Forum portfolio of events.
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AFIA scolds FDA for tardy guidance on pet food safety

Less than one month remains for large pet food firms to comply with FSMA.
An American Feed Industry Association official chided FDA for releasing a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) guidance document on August 24 with little time to ensure pet food industry compliance by September 19.
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Pet food groups hosted FSMA training for 75 people

Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance training focused on training leaders.
Individuals from 60 animal feed companies participated in the Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance (FSPCA) lead instructor training for animal food preventive controls.
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FDA finalizes generally recognized as safe rule

Pet food ingredients are included under a voluntary GRAS notification system.
The Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule that amended and clarified the criteria in FDA regulations for when a substance is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) under the conditions of its intended use.
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Petfood Forum China highlights booming pet food market

Chinese pet food market growing by double digits per year, said experts at exclusive conference
The explosive Chinese pet food market is increasing by double digit percentages each year, according to experts at Petfood Forum China 2016 on August 17.
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Nutrition tops 1,001 cat owners’ topics for vet questions

Three in five cat owners do not take their cat to the vet on a regular basis.
Nutrition is the number one topic that cat owners want to talk about with their vet, according to a survey by Royal Canin of 1,001 cat owners. When cat owners pay attention to cat health, it may increase the market demand for specialized cat foods, such as weight-control and dental health.
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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

AFIA 46th annual Liquid Feed Symposium

9/13/16 to 9/15/16
Location: The Peabody Memphis
149 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN
United States
Contact: Leanna Nail
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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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