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Government regulation in the petfood industry

Industry needs greater regulation than FDA currently offers
Government regulation in the petfood industry Industry needs greater regulation than FDA currently offers Currently, natural petfoods and supplements are regulated at a federal level by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Center for Veterinary Medicine, but many pet parents and manufacturers feel a
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FDA seeks comment on system to track petfood-related illnesses

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement a new web-based system to track pet illnesses associated with petfood
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement a new web-based system to track pet illnesses associated with petfood. The proposed Pet Event Tracking Network (PETNet) would be a secure, Internet-based network of FDA officials, as well as other federal and state agencies that have authority over petfood.
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Participation in GMP+ FSA grows

Scheme ensures feed chain meets legal regulations for feed safety
Participation in the GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) program has increased, and is expected to grow even more. The GMP+ FSA scheme ensures the whole feed chain meets the legal regulations on feed safety.
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Riverside acquires petfood company in Turkey

Tropikal is one of only two Turkish petfood companies
The Riverside Co., a global private equity firm, acquired Tropikal, one of only two petfood companies in Turkey. Tropikal was one of the first petfood brands in Turkey, founded in 1999 as a distributor of international brands such as Sport Mix, Pro Pac and Beaphar.
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New report available about US petfood manufacturing industry

Offers market analysis and industry forecast
A new report, titled "Pet Food Manufacture," is available from First Research Inc. The report highlights the US petfood manufacturing industry, in which the 50 largest companies hold almost 100% of the market share.
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Trupanion releases obesity claims list as warning to pet owners

Company says obese pets may be just as at risk for health problems as humans
Trupanion pet insurance company released a list of obesity-related claims it received since 2008, warning that obesity in pets is equally as dangerous as obesity in humans. According to WebMD, up to 40% of dogs in the US are overweight, resulting in many severe health issues.
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Procter & Gamble recalls Iams and Eukanuba brand petfoods

Voluntary recall because of possible Salmonella contamination
Procter & Gamble recalled select lines of its Iams and Eukanuba brand dry petfoods because of possible Salmonella contamination. The recall affects all varieties, UPC codes and sizes of the following product lines: Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas, Eukanuba Naturally Wild, Eukanuba Pure and Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin.
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FDA publishesd Compliance Policy Guide draft

Seeks comment on compliance policies regarding Salmonella in petfood
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft of its Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) on Salmonella in the Federal Register.   CPG provides directions to FDA staff, defining enforcement and compliance policies regarding Salmonella contamination in petfood and animal feed
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Natura donates petfood to Best Friends Animal Society

Food donation will go toward feeding homeless and needy pets
Natura Pet Products teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society by donating its petfood to help feed needy pets. Best Friends Animal Society is a non-profit, animal welfare organization located in Kanab, Utah USA, which operates the nation's largest sanctuary for homeless pets.
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