In 2016, news about pet food contamination, top dog and cat food companies and market trends topped the list of most popular stories published during the year by Petfood Industry. The rankings were determined by the number of page views recorded by Google Analytics.

1. Diamond Pet Food, Costco pay settlement in Salmonella cases

Diamond Pet Food and Costco have begun paying settlements to Canadian pet owners who say their pets required screening and/or treatment, or the pets died, after they were exposed to Salmonella in 2011 and 2012, according to a report from Food Safety News.

2. Hill’s pet food pulled from PetCo and PetSmart in Kansas

Hill’s Science Diet and Ideal Balance pet foods were pulled from the shelves of PetCo and PetSmart stores in Topeka and Lawrence, Kansas as a result of an unspecified business dispute, reported local news outlet WIBW.

3. FDA update: Jerky treats sickened 6,200 dogs, killed 1,140

More than 1,140 dogs have died after eating jerky pet treats, out of 6,200 cases of jerky-related canine illness reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2007 to December 31, 2015.

4. Global pet food trends: steady growth to continue

In the last several years, as the global pet food market has continued to recover alongside the economy, the majority of the industry has seen slow but steady growth.

5. Infographic: Top 10 US-based pet food companies

Globally, US-based businesses occupy the first seven spots on Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies database, in terms of annual revenue.

6. Infographic: Top 10 pet food brands, websites for online sales

In its new Online Pet Food Category Report, 1010 data shows a new leading pet food brand sold online.

7. Top 40 pet global food companies: 2015 data now available

Petfood Industry’s annual Top Pet Food Companies magazine issue is now available, featuring exclusive data on the top pet food producers around the world in 2015.

8. Infographic: World's top pet food companies in 2015

The global pet food market was profitable in 2015, with many pet food companies holding their spots as top earners and mergers and acquisitions boosting profitability for others.

9. Pet industry spending hits record US$60.28B in 2015

Overall spending in the pet industry for 2015 came in at a record US$60.28 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association (APPA).

10. 5 novel pet food proteins from human trends

These protein sources have grown in popularity for both pet and human meals.