Pet Food Safety

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Sharing pet food analysis data key to avoid another DCM

One response to the DCM situation, the rise of alternative grains, may end up repeating the problem it was meant to fix.
Providing empirical data to back up nutrition claims could help pet food companies avoid another situation like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
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FDA plan for pet food facility inspections post-pandemic

FDA released a report on their inspection activity during the pandemic, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight,” with projections for a return to normal pet food facility inspection routines.
FDA released a report on their inspection activity during the pandemic, “Resiliency Roadmap for FDA Inspectional Oversight,” with projections for a return to normal pet food facility inspection routines.
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4 most common recall causes for US dog, cat, pet food

During the past decade in the pet food industry, pathogen related recalls were among the most frequent. Along with direct contamination by microorganisms such as Salmonella, ingredients tainted by fungal mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, have caused pet food recalls.

During the past decade in the pet food industry, pathogen related recalls were among the most frequent. Along with direct contamination by microorganisms such as Salmonella, ingredients tainted by fungal mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, have caused pet food recalls.


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Tips for pet food recall rehearsal and preparation

The fundamentals matter in pet food recall preparation, and the bedrock is a plan.
Data management is critical in a pet food recall program. A data-driven recall program can provide more than just a means to trace a specific lot of a certain ingredient.
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Insect-based pet foods not risk for zoonotic pandemic

A team of researchers at Ÿnsect has been working to assess potential risks from mealworm farming operations.

Approximately 60% of infections afflicting humans arose in animals, from rabies and the plague to other coronaviruses. Post-pandemic, pet food companies may look for ingredients with reduced zoonotic potential.


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