Pet Food Palatability

Pet Moz resource focuses on dog food reviews

Site also includes cost savings for consumers
Pet Moz has launched a new resource focusing purely on dog food reviews.The website offers an introduction to the reviews Pet Moz has collated for the best dog food brands like Iams, Purina and By Nature.
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Food palatability and canine obesity

Is there research available that proves the tastier the petfood, the fatter it will make the pet?
Contrary to common consent, there is no published evidence that the addition of palatability enhancers to industrially produced foods increases the risk of obesity development in dogs. However, there is such evidence for added fat, which is both a conditional palatant and a concentrated energy source.
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Diana Pet Food, Opertech Bio to collaborate on taste science research

Companies will use Opertech taste evaluation technology with rats as surrogate taste testers
Diana and Opertech Bio Inc. announced the companies entered into an agreement to collaborate in the area of taste science. The companies will use Opertech Bio’s high-throughput taste evaluation technology known as the Microtiter Operant Gustometer (MOG) to evaluate the degree of relevance of using rats as surrogate taste testers.
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AFB International launches Palatants Plus blog

Blog designed to share latest petfood palatability research
AFB International launched a new blog to help petfood industry professionals stay updated on petfood industry research and developments.  The blog, Palatants Plus, is designed to share insight into the science of palatability and how it can enhance petfood performance. 
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Palatability: The latest research, products and updates in the petfood industry

The last year has been full of new finds, new improvements and expansion for petfood’s palatability players.
Palatability is a major player in the petfood industry-if the product you're selling isn't appealing to pets, your customers will soon go elsewhere. Staying on top of the latest research and products, as well as expanding to fit the needs of the industry, are key to ensuring that pets, and their pet parents, are satisfied.
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Wet, dry cat food study links diet preference to nutrient intake

Cats' diet choices in study may explain why cats are so picky about food
New research from an experiment with wet and dry cat foods may explain the reason some cats are so picky about their petfood. The study, published in the Journal of Comparative Physiology B, offered different petfood options to cats.
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SPF holds petfood palatability seminar in Shanghai

About 70 petfood professionals from throughout Southeast Asia attended
SPF held a petfood palatability evening seminar in Shanghai, China, October 10 for about 70 petfood professionals attending Pet Fair Asia and Petfood Forum China 2012 that week.
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Petfood Forum 2013 hits record for abstract submissions

More than 25 abstracts of papers received for review for April conference
The call for papers for Petfood Forum 2013 has garnered nearly 30 submissions, a record for this annual conference. Abstracts cover various petfood ingredients and aspects of companion animal nutrition, palatability testing, petfood safety and packaging, the global petfood market and other topics.
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SPF West begins shipping palatability enhancers for petfood

New facility opens in Guymon, Oklahoma, USA.
SPF, a developer of palatability enhancers for petfood, officially began commercial operations in its new Guymon, Oklahoma, USA, facility. After several rounds of qualification trials, the company began shipping from Guymon in April.
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SPF opens petfood palatability product manufacturing plant in Canada

New Saint-Blaise, Quebec, facility makes SPF's fourth plant in North America
SPF, a provider of petfood palatability enhancers, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Saint-Blaise, Quebec, Canada, to extend its production capabilities in North America. In 2011 the company acquired and upgraded a food processing plant in a location with good proximity to raw material suppliers and petfood manufacturers with easy access to the U.S. 
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