As everyone in the pet food industry knows: there isn't a thing people wouldn't do for their pet. To ensure the health of their two- and four legged companions people will go to enormous lengths.
The trends of the human food industry have inarguably become solid indicators for coming trends in the pet food industry. As people turn their focus to the origins of the ingredients in their food, the quality, traceability and overall safety of those elements have become key indicators of product success.
The pet food industry deals with a very specific product development and production process. Producers need to be able to generate and maintain complex bill of material, meet nutritional requirements and marketing claims whilst also guaranteeing maximum profits. How can specialized software help? Which raw materials should you buy?
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.
The pet food industry needs to have a 'bigger conversation about pet food safety,' said Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety for Walmart. 'There are no silver bullets or easy answers.' Yiannas delivered the opening session, '21 st century pet food safety,' at Petfood Forum Asia 2016 on March 30 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Thailand.
By Lindsay Beaton
Pet food safety is top-of-mind all along the production line, and everything from the ingredients to the equipment must offer solutions.
By Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Many hours, efforts, dollars and brainpower go into pet food companies’ and regulatory bodies’ efforts to ensure that products on the market are safe and healthy for pets.