Pet Food Safety


Purina worker positive for COVID-19; Nestle may pay wages

St. Louis-based Purina PetCare’s parent company Nestlé announced that employees worldwide affected by work stoppages would receive full salaries for at least three months.
A worker for Purina PetCare tested positive for the presence of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.
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FDA to brief animal food industry on COVID-19

FDA will provide an overview of current activities, respond to identified stakeholder concerns, and highlight FDA resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA will host a stakeholder call with the pet food and other animal feed industries on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
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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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