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Tim Wall

Tim Wall is a staff reporter at WATT Global Media. Contact Wall via email at twall@wattglobal.com.

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Hill’s adds lot code to excess vitamin D dog food recall

This relates to the same vitamin premix that led to the Jan. 31 voluntary recall.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition stated that a single can date/lot code within an already recalled case of dog food was inadvertently omitted from the company’s list of dog foods recalled for excessive vitamin D levels.
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AFIA opposes proposed pet treat weight labeling rule

As opposed to the proposed regulation, AFIA officials noted that many states already adopt a form of the Association of American Feed Control Officials’ Model Bill from the AAFCO Official Publication for the regulation of animal food.
The American Feed Industry Association criticized a proposed pet treat regulation that would require labeling by weight of all pet treats.
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Get top pet food companies’ fiscal, logistic data 2015-18

Petfood Industry yearly updates its data on pet food companies around the world and data sets with key information about these top pet food companies are available for purchase.
Petfood Industry yearly updates its data on pet food companies around the world and data sets with key information about these top pet food companies are available for purchase.
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Lab-grown meat may provide taurine for vegan dog, cat food

Most taurine supplemented into pet food comes from industrial laboratories, knocking it out of the running for clean label.
Taurine from lab-grown meat may allow pet food formulators to make vegan and vegetarian dog and cat foods, while avoiding dilated cardiomyopathy and adhering to the clean label trend.
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FDA drops pet food ingredient compliance policy guide

The FDA said the action will clarify for animal food manufacturers the agency’s regulatory policies and expectations for the use of materials from dead or downer animals.
The FDA reiterated that the use of rendered ingredients in many pet foods, including canned pet food, can provide a safe source of fat and protein.
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