Pet Food Processing

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Map of 43 US pet food companies, many in Midwest

While pet food companies can be found throughout the United States, the Midwest seems to have a larger proportion of them relative to human population.
Pet food industry cyber-sightseers can take a virtual voyage from coast to coast, visiting United States dog, cat and other pet food producers.
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Ingredient substitution adapts pet food to disruption

Pet food ingredient supply chains can snap, or at least get tangled, for many reasons.
Whether because of a global health crisis, or simply a stalled delivery truck, pet food formulators may need to find ways to replace a missing ingredient while staying within labeling regulations and ensuring pet nutrition.
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Sustainability expands scope with pandemic, protests

Professionals from more than 80 countries employed in 18 different industries participated in two Euromonitor International surveys. Euromonitor International’s Sustainability and COVID-19 Surveys were conducted in June and July 2020, respectively.
The pandemic and other events of 2020 may have influenced business professionals’ attitudes toward sustainability, which means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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Solar power fully fuels pet treat facility in US

International Energy Agency analysts calculated that solar power developer installed 114.9 gigawatts of new solar power capacity in 2019 worldwide.
International Energy Agency analysts calculated that solar power developer installed 114.9 gigawatts of new solar power capacity in 2019 worldwide.
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Premium, dog food related to more greenhouse gas than cat

According to one research team, greenhouse gas emissions associated with kibble production accounted for 1.1 to 2.9% of total agricultural emissions.
A research team in Scotland calculated that dog food may be associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions and land use than cat food.
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Automation, human health get attention in pet food plants

Pet food producers, ingredient suppliers and others in the industry continued construction and expansion of facilities in 2020.
In some areas of these plants, established food security protocols evolved into human health measures. However, the pandemic did increase the use of automation in other parts of the operations, such as offices and cafeterias.
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