Petfood at increased aflatoxin risk from US drought
Protect against contamination by establishing an alert system, mycotoxin-specific sampling protocols and rigorous analytical methods
["Distribution of mycotoxins tends to be non-homogeneous in nature, so mycotoxin analysis can be misleading.", "It is crucial to evaluate if the methods have been validated in the matrix being analyzed.", "We must assume that petfoods created with mycotoxin-contaminated raw materials will also be contaminated."]
The October 2019 issue of Petfood Industry delves into the backlash against grain-free pet foods following federal investigation of correlations to dilated cardiomyopathy. The issue also covers pet microbiome research, Singapore's pet food market and coconut meal, among other topics.