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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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Sixth Purina plant achieves zero-waste-to-landfill status

The plant produces pet food and treat brands such as Dog Chow, Purina Pro Plan and Busy.
Nestlé Purina’s pet food and treat manufacturing facility in Dunkirk, New York, USA has achieved zero waste to landfill status as part of a sustainability initiative.
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Reiser expanding US headquarters and pet food test center

The construction will add 46,000 square feet of space and be completed in 2017.
Reiser, a food processing and packaging equipment company, has begun construction on an expansion to its Canton, Massachusetts headquarters, where pet food product development can be performed.
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Pet food extrusion: specialty processing flexibility is key

As trends such as specialty ingredients and high-meat formulations grow in the pet food market, extruders are innovating to ensure success for themselves and their customers.
As trends such as specialty ingredients and high-meat formulations grow in the pet food market, extruders are innovating to ensure success for themselves and their customers.
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How to boost profits by looking at moisture in pet food

Pet food manufacturers can find opportunities for improvement in their production process by looking closely at the drying step.
Pet food manufacturers track maintenance costs and sometimes energy costs, but rarely do they track the costs associated with over drying. Frequently, the dryer isn’t even considered until yields are visibly reduced. The good news is a pet food manufacturer can easily find opportunities to make improvements just by looking closely at the drying step. The return can be especially high. 
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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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