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VCA Charities, Hill’s mark 1 million meals for pets in need

Partnership celebrates milestone in five-year partnership
Marking the serving of one million meals to pets in need, VCA Charities and Hill’s Pet Nutrition celebrated the major milestone in their five-year partnership at the St. Joseph’s Center in Venice, California, USA, where the pet food assistance partnership began in 2010.
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FDA issues draft guidance on mandatory recall authority

Guidance gives government authority to order a recall of adulterated or misbranded food or dietary supplements
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published draft guidance on mandatory food recall authority as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA).
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Blue Buffalo files counterclaims against Purina

Company formally brings claims of breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment against suppliers
Blue Buffalo issued a letter to its customers on its website on May 19, 2015, regarding its ongoing battle with Nestle Purina over the labeling of ingredients in its products.
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AFIA designs broadened biosecurity document

Bioterrorism Awareness Guidelines developed for feed and ingredient manufacturing industries
In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the government asked animal agriculture industries to release guidelines to its manufacturing facilities regarding the protection of the nation's agriculture assets. The American Feed Industry Association developed the 2012 Bioterrorism Awareness Guidelines, which it recently redesigned as a broadened biosecurity document for the feed and ingredient manufacturing industries.
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New company involving Kay Flo animal nutrients assets forms

Kay Dee LLC will retain all assets of former Kay Flo animal nutrient companies, including Nutraferma, Kay Kee Feed, UltraPhos, NF Protein and DPS
The animal nutrients business formerly run under third-generation company Kay Flo, has been reorganized under a new name, Kay Dee LLC.
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OC Raw Dog recalls 2,055 pounds of food

Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA, is voluntarily recalling 2,055 pounds of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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AFIA names new chair, directors, members

Rob Sheffer, president and CEO of Waycrosse, will serve as chair this year
Members of the American Feed Industry Association's board of directors met May 12-13, 2015, to discuss top priority issues affecting the animal food industry and address those issues with legislators during the association's annual spring visit to Washington.
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Read the May issue of Petfood Industry!

May 2015

The May 2015 issue of Petfood Industry focuses on the expanding pet food company, Pipeline Pet Products, and how new product development is helping the company to grow in the US market. Also, learn about emerging pet food markets like Asia-Pacific as expenditures on pet products continue to grow. And as specialty pet foods continue to grow in all markets, products claiming “natural” or “organic” status are climbing to the top of consumers’ lists.

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