Pet Food Safety


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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Dogs, cats seem safe from coronavirus disease COVID-19

As of March 16, no other dogs and no cats have appeared on the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) list of animal disease outbreaks worldwide.
Likewise, the Centers for Disease Control, OIE and World Health Organization have no evidence that pets can be a source of SARS-CoV-2 infection or spread COVID-19 to people.
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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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Emerging threat for pet food: red-legged ham beetle

The pest was found in pet food in both Brazil and Turkey in 2019, with previous infestations in Brazil and Europe.
The pest was found in pet food in both Brazil and Turkey in 2019, after appearing years before in Rio de Janeiro and European countries in the Mediterranean.
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29 DCM articles, blogs on Petfood Industry in 2019

In 2019, canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) dominated Petfood Industry’s readers’ interest, as measured by page views.
From January to December 2019, these 29 news articles, blogs, features and press releases directly related to canine dilated cardiomyopathy, industry and public reactions or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into correlations among the disease and certain pet food formulations.
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FDA warns Hill’s that vitamin D dog food reply deficient

FDA concluded that Hill’s response did “not address the root cause of this incident.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Hill’s Pet Nutrition on November 20, related to the company’s recall of wet dog food for toxic levels of vitamin D.
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3 steps to earning skeptical pet owners’ trust

Three steps can help a pet food company achieve dog, cat and other pet owners’ trust.
Pet food buyers’ may have become jaded and skeptical over the past several decades, as violations of the public trust by government, business, religious and other institutions became more visible.
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