Pet Food Ingredients

Natural Wellness Centers celebrates five years of pet probiotic sales

Company has partnered with Nebraska Cultures, Dr. Shahani since 2006
Natural Wellness Centers recently celebrated five years of supplying pet probiotics in its Ultra-Pet Products line, Total-Biotics. Natural Wellness Centers has partnered with Nebraska Cultures Inc. to use Dr. Khem Shahani’s probiotics since March 9, 2006.
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Petfood Forum, AMI form promotional partnership for 2011 events

Both events planned for April hope to attract more visitors to Illinois locations
 American Meat Institute formed a promotional partnership between Petfood Forum 2011 and the 2011 AMI Expo. Petfood Forum will take place April 11-13, at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.  
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TraceGains to repeat Foreign Supplier Verification Program webinar in April

Added webinar coverage on section 301 of Food Safety Modernization Act
TraceGains will repeat its Foreign Supplier Verification Program webinar on Wednesday, April 6, with added coverage on section 301 of the Food Safety Modernization Act, and its requirements and impact on business. Joining TraceGains on this webinar will be Jessica Wasserman, president at Wasserman & Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based consultancy focused on the global food, beverage and agriculture sectors.
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Alltech provides petfood industry insight at International Animal Health Symposium

Symposium includes seminars on Salmonella in petfood, companion animal obesity, traceability
Alltech will provide insight and offer solutions to challenges in the petfood industry at its 27th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium. The Symposium, entitled "The Game Changers: Creative Concepts for Agribusiness to Respond to Relentless Commoditization and to Innovate for a Greener Future," will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 22-25.
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New Zealand vet offers petfood line based on diets of wild cats, dogs

Uncooked petfood range made from animals like rabbit, possum, fish for better digestion, vet says
An Auckland, New Zealand, veternarian launched a range of uncooked petfoods designed to replicate the natural diets of cats and dogs in the wild. Dr. Lyn Thomson recently opened the second shop for her petfood company, Raw Essentials, which she created because so many of her veterinary clients questioned the nutritional value of traditional, processed petfoods.  
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Mars Petcare launches Marine Stewardship Council certified products in UK

Select MSC-certified catfoods in UK stores as part of company effort to increase sustainability
Mars Petcare launched Marine Stewardship Council certified products in UK stores as part of the company's commitment to use only sustainably-sourced fish in all products by 2020. Select packs of Mars Petcare’s Sheba and Whiskas petfood lines for cats are MSC-certified and available in UK stores.
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International Grains Program to hold extrusion processing course in August

Course for petfood manufacturers includes hands-on sessions and trip to Wenger Manufacturing
The International Grains Program at Kansas State University will hold an extrusion processing short course from Aug. 9-12, at the IGP Conference Center. The course is geared toward technical and managerial personnel in the petfood, feed and ingredient industries.
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Over 620 attend AFIA 2011 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

Event covered domestic, international states of agriculture industry, grain outlook, sustainability
Over 620 members of the livestock feed and pet food industries attended the 2011 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, an annual three-day event of the American Feed Industry Association held in Las Vegas, Nev., from March 2 through 4. Tanya Dowda with Land O’Lakes Purina Feed provided the event's opening remarks and was followed by Al Gunderson, chairman of the IFEEDER board of trustees.
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Tapioca: A novel starch source for petfood

This ingredient has become especially prevalent in no-grain and elimination diets
In the search for more novel ingredients to use in petfood, a new starch source, tapioca, has begun to find its way into some specialty foods. This ingredient has become especially prevalent in no-grain and “elimination” diets.
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