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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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Scientists discover quicker test for melamine

A group of scientists from Purdue University have discovered, in a report published by The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a faster way to detect melamine levels by utilizing infrared spectroscopy in laboratory tests.
A group of scientists from Purdue University have discovered, in a report published by The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a faster way to detect melamine levels by utilizing infrared spectroscopy in laboratory tests.
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Australian animal health company issues voluntary recall

Australian animal health pharmaceutical company Virbac has voluntarily pulled their VeggieDent Chews off the shelves after being possibly linked to several cases of mysterious illinesses in dogs.
Australian animal health pharmaceutical company Virbac has voluntarily pulled their VeggieDent Chews off the shelves after being possibly linked to several cases of mysterious illinesses in dogs.
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Mars Petcare to close two more plants

Mars Petcare announced the decision to close its Le Sueur, Minnesota, and Allentown, Pennsylvania, facilities in the USA by the end of 2009 in addition to the closing of the Portland, Indiana, plant.
Mars Petcare announced the decision to close its Le Sueur, Minnesota, and Allentown, Pennsylvania, facilities in the USA by the end of 2009 in addition to the closing of the Portland, Indiana, plant.
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Organic bird food company launches blog

Gudrun Maybaum, owner and founder of the bird food company Totally Organics, has announced the addition of an educational blog to the company's website.
Gudrun Maybaum, owner and founder of the bird food company Totally Organics, has announced the addition of an educational blog to the company’s website.
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PSI, Weruva sponsor nationwide dog dinner night

Pet Sitters International, Weruva Pet Foods and Esser Vineyards, a USA winery, announced their creation of the first "Esser Take Your Dog to Dinner Night," to be held in restaurants nationwide on June 26.
Pet Sitters International, Weruva Pet Foods and Esser Vineyards, a USA winery, announced their creation of the first “Esser Take Your Dog to Dinner Night,” to be held in restaurants nationwide on June 26.
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