Pet Food News

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


BRAIN AG, DIANA Pet Food partner in field of taste science

Five-year collaboration will study mechanisms related to taste perception in cats
Biotechnology company BRAIN AG and DIANA Pet Food, a partner for performance solutions in the pet food industry, member of the Symrise Group, have formed a strategic partnership in the field of taste science.
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Aller Petfood Danish division to become trader

Decision to move from own production to trading set-up based on high level of surplus dry pet food capacity in Western Europe
Aller Petfood Group is converting its Danish division into a trading set-up, based on strategic partnerships with private label producers within the pet sector.
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Alltech acquires Ridley Inc.

Deal will strengthen Alltech’s global position
Alltech will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Ridley Inc. for CAD$40.75 (US$33.57) per share. The total consideration payable to Ridley shareholders is approximately CAD$521 million (US$429.2 million).
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Hill’s Global Symposium offered as virtual event

Veterinarians, health care team members can also join educational meeting in person
Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc.’s 2015 Global Symposium will, for the first time, be run as a virtual event. Delegates can join the physical gathering in Miami, Florida, USA, on April 26?28, and through a custom?built virtual event center, from April 27?June 30.
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Kemin’s spearmint line certified Sustainably Grown

Hi-RA Mint is a proprietary line of spearmint developed by Kemin scientists
The production of Hi-RA Mint, a proprietary line of spearmint developed by Kemin plant scientists using traditional plant breeding methods, has been certified Sustainably Grown.
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Humans, pets united under ‘one health’ concept

The idea that human health is connected to animal health and the environment means people will spend more on their pets’ health
A large and growing majority of U.S. pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family, and this human-animal bond is one of the most important factors behind pet owners' willingness to spend generously on pet products and services, according to Packaged Facts, a market research publisher with a diverse catalog of reports on pet products and services.
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Renew Biomass buys MFA Oil Biomass assets

Renew Biomass produces Miscanthus grass suited for the pet food market
Renew Biomass, a newly formed investor-owned company based in Springfield, Missouri, USA, has purchased MFA Oil Biomass assets effective April 15, 2015.
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Natural Pawz makes record donation to Houston shelters

100,000 pounds of dog food valued at US$250,000 distributed throughout city
Houston, Texas, USA-based Natural Pawz pet supply and grooming chain celebrated National Pet Day on April 11 by donating 100,000 pounds of dog food to local animal shelters and rescue groups.
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Rondo Food taking over Adax snack business

Dog and cat treats product range will be expanded in the future
Rondo Food, a German manufacturer of snacks and treats for pets, is taking over the snack business of the French producer BHJ Adax Pet Snacks.
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Merrick to donate US$25,000 in pet food

Homeruns for Shelters campaign will provide nearly 50,000 meals to local pet shelters and animal rescues
Merrick Pet Care will donate US$25,000 in Merrick pet food – nearly 50,000 meals – to local pet shelters and animal rescues as part of its Merrick’s Homeruns for Shelters campaign held this spring in conjunction with the start of baseball season.
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Read the April issue of Petfood Industry!

April 2015

The April 2015 issue of Petfood Industry looks at different pet food markets around the world. Read about Sojos, a US company which aims to transform the lives of pets through raw pet food. As these specialized diets become increasingly popular in the dog and cat food markets, learn how such trends are carrying over into bird and small animal food. Plus, see how pet food companies in Russia are reacting and reconsidering production strategies in the wake of rising prices due to exchange rate fluctuations.

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