In October, bloggers for Petfood Industry shared insights on pet food spending, labeling and product claims.
Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Pet food spending data show the trend that pet food spending seems to rise for two years, then plateus or drops the third year.
Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Most people who work in the pet food industry are wonderful human beings, though you would never know it by some of the negative comments you see on social media (or even this website).
Ryan Yamka: Product claims are nothing new to the human or pet food industries. In fact, it is not unheard of to see health claims in both categories.
Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: We know the data about pet food’s strength worldwide: the global pet food market reached US$75.25 billion in 2016, according to Euromonitor.
Lindsay Beaton: Canidae Farms is part of Canidae's plan to shorten its supply chain, focus on sustainability and build a relationship with its customers through education.
Debbie Phillips-Donaldson: Work on updating and improving two key sections of the pet food label required in the US is moving at a strong, steady pace through the Association of American Feed Officials Organization’s (AAFCO) approval process, said Jim Barritt, government and regulatory affairs manager for Mars Petcare.
By Lindsay Beaton
As work continues on creating a new nutrition label that focuses on simplifying information for consumers, challenges remain.
By Tang Yu