Pet Food Ingredients

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Ingredient substitution adapts pet food to disruption

Pet food ingredient supply chains can snap, or at least get tangled, for many reasons.
Whether because of a global health crisis, or simply a stalled delivery truck, pet food formulators may need to find ways to replace a missing ingredient while staying within labeling regulations and ensuring pet nutrition.
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Key points of FDA meeting on DCM correlation to dog food

The event was a forum where scientists with research into DCM could share information, collaborate, and discuss many different – and even conflicting – theories on the condition.
Officials with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine released several documents and statements about the agency’s investigation into correlations between specific dog foods and cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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Fresh pet food update: A segment gaining ground

‘Fresh’ has been popular in human food for quite some time now, so it’s no surprise that the concept is gaining ground in pet food.
‘Fresh’ has been popular in human food for quite some time now, so it’s no surprise that the concept is gaining ground in pet food as pet owners seek to match their pets' food experiences to their own.
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AAFCO holds virtual Annual Meeting: Report on the IDC

The Ingredient Definitions Committee session covered a lot of ground, including a new workshop, the current standing of several definitions, and next steps for future topics.
The Ingredient Definitions Committee session at the AAFCO Annual Meeting covered a lot of ground, including a new workshop, the current standing of several definitions, and next steps for future topics.
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Functional ingredients step in as pet owners demand more

Pet parents are requiring more and more of the food and treats they give their animals, and functional ingredient suppliers are doing their best to provide manufacturers with solutions.
Pet parents are requiring more and more of the food and treats they give their animals, and functional ingredient suppliers in the pet food space are doing their best to provide manufacturers with solutions.
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Premium, dog food related to more greenhouse gas than cat

According to one research team, greenhouse gas emissions associated with kibble production accounted for 1.1 to 2.9% of total agricultural emissions.
A research team in Scotland calculated that dog food may be associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions and land use than cat food.
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