Pet Food News

Research firm: Pet industry to grow in 2009

The pet industry is expected to generate $51.6 billion this year, an increase of 1.3% from 2008, according to US industry research firm IBISWorld.
The pet industry is expected to generate $51.6 billion this year, an increase of 1.3% from 2008, according to US industry research firm IBISWorld.
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FDA suspends Evanger's permit

The FDA announced the suspension of a petfood manufacturer's temporary emergency permit, issued in June 2008, due to lack of compliance with the permit's mandates.
The FDA announced the suspension of a petfood manufacturer’s temporary emergency permit, issued in June 2008, due to lack of compliance with the permit’s mandates.
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Natura helps dog shelter recover from fire

Natura Pet Products announced teaming up with local businesses to help the German Shepherd Rescue in Tehachapi, California, USA, recover from a fire that destroyed its facility.
Natura Pet Products announced teaming up with local businesses to help the German Shepherd Rescue in Tehachapi, California, USA, recover from a fire that destroyed its facility.
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Wenger announces processing technology seminar

Wenger Manufacturing announced the company's annual three-day Pet Food Processing Technology Seminar will be held November 10-12 at the Wenger Technical Center in Sabetha, Kansas, USA.
Wenger Manufacturing announced the company's annual three-day Pet Food Processing Technology Seminar will be held November 10-12 at the Wenger Technical Center in Sabetha, Kansas, USA.
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Directory rates 30 petfoods on 'green' scale

Greenopia, an online directory for everything green, recently released its independent ratings of 30 popular petfood brands sold in the USA.
Greenopia, an online directory for everything green, recently released its independent ratings of 30 popular petfood brands sold in the USA.
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AFIA announces petfood regulations course

The American Feed Industry Association released details of a two-day event this fall that will focus on the latest regulations affecting the feed and petfood industry.
The American Feed Industry Association released details of a two-day event this fall that will focus on the latest regulations affecting the feed and petfood industry.
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Extru-Tech announces new staff, location

Extru-Tech Inc., a manufacturer of extrusion systems, announced Enzhi Michael Cheng, Ph.D. as director of sales for Asia and as a technical sales engineer.
Extru-Tech Inc., a manufacturer of extrusion systems, announced Enzhi Michael Cheng, Ph.D. as director of sales for Asia and as a technical sales engineer.
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Natura requires all distributors to be AIB certified

Natura Pet Products recently announced all of its distributors will be required to pass certification with the American Institute of Baking International.
Natura Pet Products recently announced all of its distributors will be required to pass certification with the American Institute of Baking International.
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Australia suspends irradiation of cat food

An outbreak in neurological disorders in cats has lead Australia to cease sterilization of cat food by irradiation.
An outbreak in neurological disorders in cats has lead Australia to cease sterilization of cat food by irradiation.
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PFMA battles pet obesity

The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) is tackling pet obesity with a new program called the "Family Pet Pledge."
The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) is tackling pet obesity with a new program called the “Family Pet Pledge.”
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