Pet Food Regulations

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13 Simmons Pet Food employees positive for COVID-19

Thirteen employees of a Simmons Pet Food plant in Emporia, Kansas tested positive for coronavirus infection although not all had reported to work while ill.
Thirteen employees of a Simmons Pet Food plant in Emporia, Kansas tested positive for coronavirus infection although not all had reported to work while ill.
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Sanitizing better than COVID testing in pet food plants

Dog, cat and other pet foods won’t be recalled in the United States if a worker tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
FDA officials also discussed how pet food industry facility staff should prove essential worker status during the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.
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FDA to brief animal food industry on COVID-19

FDA will provide an overview of current activities, respond to identified stakeholder concerns, and highlight FDA resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA will host a stakeholder call with the pet food and other animal feed industries on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
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Feds deem pet food industry vital during COVID-19 pandemic

With that, the federal agency deemed dog, cat and other pet food and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety.”
United States Department of Homeland Security officials defined some pet food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CBD dog treats blamed for pets’ death, illness

Currently, few studies have examined the effects of varying dosages of CBD on dogs and cats.
A woman in Augusta, Georgia, USA, believes that dog treats containing cannabidiol (CBD) caused the death of one of her Chihuahuas and sickened the other.
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South Korea considers new pro-animal regulations

Despite being known for dog meat farms, Korea now has growing pet ownership and pet food consumption.
New laws in South Korea promise to contribute to growing pet ownership and pet food consumption in the country, despite its reputation for dog meat farms.
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