Pet Food News

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


AFIA to host FSMA Phase III training

One-day session will be part of International Production & Processing Expo in January 2016
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host its second Food Safety Modernization Act Phase III training January 27, 2016, as part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. The one-day session will cover various components of the new law, published in the Federal Register on September 17, Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals.
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Survey: Dog owners have difficulty choosing pet food

Nearly half of dog owners surveyed agree choosing the right food for their dog is the most difficult part of pet ownership
In light of National Pet Wellness Month in October, Just Right by Purina recently conducted a survey to find out what concerns dog owners have about their dog’s health and wellness, and which aspects they find the most difficult to make informed decisions on.
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Novozymes acquires Pacific Vet Group-USA

Company looks to build position in probiotics innovation
Novozymes has acquired Pacific Vet Group-USA Inc. (PVG) for an undisclosed amount. Based in Arkansas, PVG develops and produces probiotics for animals. The company has significant know-how in probiotic applications for poultry, strong development expertise, a pipeline for the poultry hatchery segment, and a smaller commercial product portfolio.
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Petcurean to open new manufacturing facility

Company will partner with Elmira Pet Products to meet growing demand
Premium pet food company Petcurean is opening a new manufacturing facility in partnership with Elmira Pet Products to meet the growing demand for the Canadian brand’s products.
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Register for P3|Progressive Pet Products trade show

P3 is accepting speaking proposals until November 15, 2015
The new P3|Progressive Pet Products trade show has officially opened advance online attendee registration and announced a call for speakers for the educational seminar series, “Focus on the Future.”
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K-9 Kraving Dog Food recalls Chicken Patties

Products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes
K-9 Kraving Dog Food has announced a voluntary recall of its Chicken Patties Dog Food shipped between July 13 and July 17, 2015, because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
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Pet food and feed meeting focuses on feed safety rule

FDA leaders discuss implementation and enforcement of pet food and feed preventive controls rule under FSMA
Now that the pet food and feed preventive controls rule under FSMA is final, FDA wants to work with industry to implement and enforce it, FDA leaders said.
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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 workshop