Pet Food Safety

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Tips to minimize damage during pet food recalls

Appearing open and cooperative during a recall matters to pet owners. Pet food company executives must avoid doing anything that looks like delaying or stonewalling.
During recalls, pet food and treat companies can minimize health risks to dogs, cats and other animals, along with damage done to brands’ reputations.
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Dog, cat food recalls low so far in 2019, but could rise

Stericycle Expert Solutions examined recall trends during the past quarter along with industry events to create the report “Stericycle Recall Index Q3 2019.”
Despite the relative lull post-FSMA, pet food safety consultants warn that conditions may be ripe for more recalls since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may pay special attention to pet food, as it does with baby food.
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Champion Transparency Council aims for pet owner trust

‘Transparency’ is one of the latest hot topics in the pet food industry, and Champion Petfoods has gone all in with the formation of a new council.
Transparency is one of the latest hot topics in the pet food industry, and Champion Petfoods has gone all in with the formation of a new council called the Champion Transparency Council.
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Genetic testing boosts pet food ingredient traceability

Genetic testing of pet foods may affirm marketing claims, while defending dog, cat and other pet food companies from lawsuits and scandals.
During the past few years, several lawsuits and other negative issues arose because of unwanted species being present or labeled ingredients being absent.
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Dog food buyers confused and worried by DCM investigation

As the pet food industry, dog owners and vets continue to wait and look for facts, dog food companies face communicating with concerned dog owners about an uncertain issue.
Dog owners have been asking pet food companies and veterinarians about canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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‘Healthy grains’ dog foods appear in the wake of DCM

Dog food formulators reacted to the FDA announcement and resultant consumer fears in a variety of ways, despite the lack of proven causality between DCM and specific dog diets.
Dog food formulators have done that by bringing grains back, adding taurine and dropping legumes and potatoes from recipes
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