Pet Food Processing

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Automation in pet food: optimizing production, safety

Automating the pet food production process is becoming increasingly appealing as consumers require more from the final product.

Learn about the benefits and challenges of automation in the pet food production process, including with regards to safety, efficiency, traceability and manpower replacement.


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Hill’s seeks cultured meat pet food ingredient from Bond

Comparing the environmental effects of rearing livestock to those of cultured meat presents a complex puzzle.

Learn about how, earlier this month, a maker of fermented protein designed for cats and dogs, Bond Pet Foods, announced a partnership with the world’s fourth largest pet food company by annual revenue, Hill’s Pet Nutrition.


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Aging pet food facilities challenge biosecurity

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions.

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions. As the pandemic continues, biosecurity and food safety remain foremost concerns among pet food and other animal feed production facility staff.


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Map of Japanese dog, cat and other pet food companies

Although the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused a 10-15% surge in pet food sales in Japan in early 2020, that boost may have been temporary.

Domestic production accounts for more than half of all dog, cat and other pet food sales by volume in Japan. The companies in this map created much of that pet food.


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