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Pet Food Processing

Pet food is specifically formulated for companion animals according to their nutritional needs. Dog and cat food formulations generally consist of meat, meat byproducts, cereals, grains, vitamins and minerals.

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Freeze-dried raw pet food demand growing quickly

The now-niche category could expand to become up to 10 percent of the market.
Freeze-dried raw pet foods are a small but rapidly growing segment of the pet food industry, said Maria Lange, GfK business group director. However, the now-niche category could expand to become up to 10 percent of the market.
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Pet Food Institute urges food safety rule obedience

Virtually all US pet food and treat makers affected by legal changes
The national trade association for the US pet food industry, the Pet Food Institute (PFI), issued a reminder about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) pet food safety rule.
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Royal Canin breaks ground on South Dakota facility

The new facility is scheduled to begin production in April 2019.
Royal Canin USA, a subsidiary of Mars Petcare Inc., held a groundbreaking event at the site of the new plant, which includes an investment expected to exceed $100 million.
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AFIA awards now include pet food plants

2016 Feed Facility of the Year now accepting applications
The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2016 Feed Facility of the Year awards program. Pet food facilities are now considered in the program.
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Blue Buffalo building Indiana plant and R&D facility

Blue Buffalo joins three other pet food facilities in the region
Blue Buffalo announced the acquisition of land for its new Heartland Pet Food Manufacturing complex on 89 acres in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. Blue Buffalo joins three other pet food companies with facilities in Wayne County.
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Animal food safety training in Alabama, summer 2016

The American Feed Industry Association will hold a Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance session.
The American Feed Industry Association will hold a Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance Preventive Controls for Animal Food training session in Auburn, Alabama from August 16 to 18 at Auburn University.
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