Pet Food News

Tips to minimize damage during pet food recalls

Appearing open and cooperative during a recall matters to pet owners. Pet food company executives must avoid doing anything that looks like delaying or stonewalling.
During recalls, pet food and treat companies can minimize health risks to dogs, cats and other animals, along with damage done to brands’ reputations.
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More online pet food stores launching in Mexico

Many websites in Mexico are starting to sell pet food, including from large and specialty retailers as well as pet food brands.
E-commerce sites selling pet food in Mexico are increasing, yet barriers to online purchasing in the country mean traditional retail channels still prevail.
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Dog, cat food recalls low so far in 2019, but could rise

Stericycle Expert Solutions examined recall trends during the past quarter along with industry events to create the report “Stericycle Recall Index Q3 2019.”
Despite the relative lull post-FSMA, pet food safety consultants warn that conditions may be ripe for more recalls since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may pay special attention to pet food, as it does with baby food.
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Dog food, treat brands adapt marketing post-DCM

To address dog owners’ fears, Icelandic+ executives adapted the marketing of the companies’ dried herring and capelin products for dogs after the FDA announcement.
While the consumer fears of DCM closed a door for some brands as sales of their products declined, a window opened for dog foods and treats positioned to rebrand or reformulate.
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Illegal Thailand fishing may link cat food, slavery

The Environmental Justice Foundation is concerned that fish caught by enslaved migrants may end up as raw pet food ingredients.
The Environmental Justice Foundation is concerned that fish caught by enslaved migrants in Thailand could end up as raw ingredients in pet food.
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Simmons Pet Food closing New Jersey canning facility

On November 4, Simmons Pet Food announced the closure of its pet food production facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey, USA by late next year.
In 2020, Simmons will transition the shuttered factory’s canned pet food production to a high-speed line at its Emporia, Kansas, USA facility, which opened in June.
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