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5 ways to avoid aflatoxin in pet food ingredients

Scientists at the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes) reviewed decades of research on aflatoxin contamination in dog food, including prevention methods.
As the recall of potentially aflatoxin-contaminated dog food goes international and a lawsuit over dozens of pet deaths goes to court, dog, cat and other pet food manufacturers can learn how to avoid their own tragic and costly recalls.
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Natural antioxidant curcumin in dog food may boost health

A team of Brazilian researchers at Santa Catarina State University (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina) experimented with producing dog food using curcumin to replace synthetic antioxidants.
The scientists concluded that curcumin improved animal health by stimulating the antioxidant system and having an anti-inflammatory effect.
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Novel pet food ingredients 2020: whisky, wood, possum, TCM

In 2020, pet food makers and marketers learned about these 10 novel pet food ingredients in Petfood Industry.
From algae grown on pot ale, a co-product of the Scottish whisky industry, to torula yeast grown on wood product left-overs, a range of potential novel ingredients emerged in 2020, despite the pandemic. To the contrary, the pandemic increased pet owner awareness of health issues, and that focus expanded to pet foods, treats and supplements made with phytonutrient-rich plants and functional ingredients.
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Lawsuit over aflatoxin in recalled Sportsmix dog food

The lawsuit follows numerous dog deaths associated with consuming Sportsmix dog food.
The lawsuit alleges that Midwestern Pet Food should have been aware of dangerous aflatoxin levels in Sportsmix dog food that the plaintiff fed her seven dogs, six adults and one puppy.
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Confusion over GMO corn in US pet food exports to Mexico

A decree ends importation of genetically modified corn to Mexico by 2024. However, exactly what this means for the pet food industry is uncertain. Meanwhile, landraces are losing ground to varieties developed outside corn’s Mexican homeland.
A decree ends genetically modified corn imports to Mexico by 2024. However, exactly what this means for the pet food industry is uncertain. Meanwhile, landraces are losing ground to varieties developed outside corn’s crib in Mexico.
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