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Pet Food Safety

Pentobarbital pet food ingredients sold after FDA warning

FDA issued a warning letter to JBS Souderton about pentobarbital traces found in JBS’ Souderton, Pennsylvania rendering facility in August 2018.
JBS Souderton continued to sell pentobarbital-contaminated tallow to pet food companies after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had alerted the pet food ingredient supplier.
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Pet owners trust mass market and natural diets equally

Contrary to many pet food industry professionals’ beliefs, pet owners may not trust natural pet food any more than conventional, mass-market diets.
People employed in the dog, cat and other pet food industry believed that a strong majority of pet owners considered natural and organic pet food to be more trustworthy.
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Top 5 pet food industry concerns: ingredient quality #1

Watt Global Media, publisher of Petfood Industry, conducted the survey as part of the registration process for Petfood Forum 2019.
Although pet food ingredient quality ranked as the top concern, no single dominant threat emerged when 1,300 pet food industry professionals answered the question “What is the most pressing issue facing your organization?”
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11 pet food sustainability articles as of Earth Day 2019

As of April 22, 2019, these eleven Petfood Industry news articles, blogs, features and press releases have covered topics related to environmental and social sustainability.
Subjects ranged from the environmental effects of novel pet food ingredients to recyclable pet food packaging.
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Fungi and toxins found in veterinary dog, cat foods

Scientists at the Polish Academy of Sciences did not find these mycotoxins at levels above those allowed by European Union regulations.
Veterinary dog and cat foods may contain toxins left by fungi that infected the grain used to make the products, as well as the fungi itself.
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Practical tips on pet food palatability

Improving pet's well-being and owners' satisfaction through market insights on palatability, performance, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
Improving pet's well-being and owners' satisfaction through market insights on palatability, performance, and pet nutrition. Sponsored by Diana Pet Food.
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