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'Feed Your Pet Right' authors claim petfood labels are not truthful

Marion Nestle and Malden C. Nesheim, authors of the new book Feed Your Pet Right, said that organic petfood is largely a marketing term that isn't verified and also claimed that premium petfoods contain mostly the same stuff as basic...
Marion Nestle and Malden C. Nesheim, authors of the new book Feed Your Pet Right, said that organic petfood is largely a marketing term that isn’t verified and also claimed that premium petfoods contain mostly the same stuff as basic supermarket brands, according to a book blog.
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Butcher's Pet Care completes paperwork to move

UK petfood firm Butcher's Pet Care has completed legal paperwork in order to relocate to a new £38 million (US$55 million) administration and production facility, according to an article.
UK petfood firm Butcher’s Pet Care has completed legal paperwork in order to relocate to a new £38 million (US$55 million) administration and production facility, according to an article.
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Canadian group buys Beefeaters' parent company

Petra Pet Inc., owner of pet treat manufacturer Beefeaters, was sold to the Canadian Imperial Capital Group, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Petra Pet Inc., owner of pet treat manufacturer Beefeaters, was sold to the Canadian Imperial Capital Group, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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International Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program now available

The American Feed Industry Association, the creator and sponsor of the Safe Feed/Safe Food program that has operated in the US since 2004, is now administering the international version of the program in cooperation with its counterpart in...
The American Feed Industry Association, the creator and sponsor of the Safe Feed/Safe Food program that has operated in the US since 2004, is now administering the international version of the program in cooperation with its counterpart in Europe, the Feed Additives and Premixtures Association.
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Oliver Wight helps Mars Petcare incorporate IBP

Two years after consulting with business improvement specialist Oliver Wight, Mars Petcare UK has successfully implemented an integrated business planning (IBP) program and achieved Class A status. 
Two years after consulting with business improvement specialist Oliver Wight, Mars Petcare UK has successfully implemented an integrated business planning (IBP) program and achieved Class A status.
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PFMA survey: Older pet owners traumatized by separation from pet

A Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (UK) survey of more than 4,000 people discovered that 90% of people think that separation from a pet is traumatic for older people entering residential care, according to K9 Magazine.
A Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (UK) survey of more than 4,000 people discovered that 90% of people think that separation from a pet is traumatic for older people entering residential care, according to K9 Magazine.
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Provimi presents new identity, 2009 report

Animal nutrition company Provimi recently introduced its new corporate identity with its global One Provimi strategy. The new logo represents a consistent worldwide brand, according to the company.
Animal nutrition company Provimi recently introduced its new corporate identity with its global One Provimi strategy. The new logo represents a consistent worldwide brand, according to the company.
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Study: Varied calories in diet petfoods confuse pet owners

Because the calorie counts of diet petfoods vary widely among brands, pet owners may be unknowingly overfeeding their pets, according to a study conducted at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
Because the calorie counts of diet petfoods vary widely among brands, pet owners may be unknowingly overfeeding their pets, according to a study conducted at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
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Unicharm offers to buy out petfood associate

Japan's Unicharm Corp. announced it is willing to spend 65.7 billion yen (US$698 million) to buy the shares it does not already own in its petfood-making affiliate, Unicharm Petcare Corp., according to Reuters.
Japan’s Unicharm Corp. announced it is willing to spend 65.7 billion yen (US$698 million) to buy the shares it does not already own in its petfood-making affiliate, Unicharm Petcare Corp., according to Reuters.
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