Pet Food Processing

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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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2 trends fuel pet food facility expansion in 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, pet food producers and ingredient suppliers expanded their operations in 2020 as the twin trends of premiumization and humanization drove demand.
In 2020, pet food industry construction continued to build capacity and create employment.
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Plant-based ingredient R&D center open to pet food makers

Buhler’s newly opened Food Application Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, currently focuses on human food, but the Center’s director is open to working with pet food makers too.
The Center could be particularly useful in the development of sustainable plant-based ingredients for dog, cat and other pet foods.
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Infrastructure allows pet food ingredient supply mission

Inspiring employees to a higher purpose may have motivated them, but a pet food industry supplier needs to have the infrastructure behind that mission too.
Along with the crucial mission of providing food, many pet food industry suppliers had the infrastructure in place to make good on that goal.
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