Pet Food Safety

Find the latest pet food safety and quality articles, research and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers produce safe and healthy wet and dry dog and cat food, understand how the latest pet food regulations affect your operation, and stay up to date on the latest US and international pet food recalls.


FDA will approve GLA safflower oil for dry adult dog food

Arcadia Biosciences announced that FDA official completed their review of Arcadia’s food additive petition.
The FDA concluded that the data provided by Arcadia supports the safety and functionality of GLA safflower oil as a source of omega-­6 fatty acids in dry food for adult dogs.
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The value of customer service in the pet food industry

An expert on customer support services for the pet food industry said good service can provide defense against negative press and potential litigation. Good customer service can also build loyalty and differentiate a brand in a crowded market place.
In an age where people consider their pets to be on near-equal footing as human relatives, pet food companies must be especially careful when dealing with disgruntled customers.
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FDA warns against pet food, treats with livestock gullets

WellPet, Blue Buffalo recently issued recalls of products containing thyroid hormone
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones.
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WellPet recalls dog food topper for thyroid hormone

Three dogs were affected by the products, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned dog food topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
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