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Feeder mice recalled after 900 Salmonella cases in UK

The recall does not affect rats from the same supplier, however investigations are ongoing.

The recall does not affect rats from the same supplier, however investigations are ongoing. Food Standards Scotland issued further instructions to reptile owners, following an outbreak of human salmonellosis linked to frozen mice used to feed snakes and other animals and birds.


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Beer for dogs? Now Brazil has it, too

Brazil has joined other pet food markets with a highly humanized beverage, Dog Beer.

Among hundreds of new pet food product launches each year in Latin America, Brazil’s new product array includes Dog Beer from dog snack company Grupo Ipet.


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Nestle, Smucker, Freshpet: pet food stock Q3 2021 vs. S&P

Differences among the companies highlighted aspects of how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the global pet food industry, including e-commerce growth, acquisitions, supply chain problems and other phenomenon.

Three pet food and treat companies fared differently on the stock market. Learn how these differences highlighted aspects of how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the global pet food industry, including e-commerce growth, acquisitions, supply chain problems and other phenomenon.


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International dog, cat, pet food standards revised by OIE

The new recommendations regarding pet food, published in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (2021 edition), results from the organization’s work in developing international standards for animal health, animal welfare and veterinary public health that were adopted by the 182 Members of the OIE.

The recently adopted revisions of OIE standards included science-based recommendations which recognize the safety of certain cooking practices for extruded dry pet food and heat-treated poultry meat products (including pet food) in a hermetically sealed container, and will allow for the continued and uninterrupted international trade while supporting global public health.


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