Pet Food Safety

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Pet food safety protocols aid plants’ pandemic protection

The measures used in pet food and animal feed facilities were for food safety, but may have ended up helping slow human disease transmission.
Federal scrutiny of Salmonella and similar microbes in pet food facilities unintentionally may have helped dog, cat and other pet food makers in the pandemic.
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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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Co-product supply for pet foods not stopped by pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted some aspects of the pet food industry, shifting retail channels, slowing transport and postponing business events, the supply of many vital ingredients seems secure at the moment..
Sanitary procedures need to be learned and equipment to be installed, but one industry expert doesn’t see any serious disruption to rendered co-product production for pet food ingredients.
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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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Pet food safety: HPP, COVID-19 are hot industry topics

With a continuing upward trend in premiumization and a global pandemic, pet food safety is more of a focus than ever.
With a continuing upward trend in pet food premiumization and a COVID-19 global pandemic, pet food safety is more of a focus than ever, particularly in the areas of HPP and sanitation.
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