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Insect-based pet food news: Mars, Ynsect and Enviroflight

Along with minding the insect’s well-being and agricultural effects on ecosystems, packaging of Lovebug insect-based cat food aims to reduce resource use.

Like insects themselves emerging in spring, insect-based pet food ingredient suppliers and the products that use them have been active lately.


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Smucker recalls two lots of Meow Mix for Salmonella

The J. M. Smucker Co. recalled two lots of Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30-pound bags) due to potential Salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this pet food recall out of an abundance of caution. 


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Sweet potato bred for natural pet food colorant

Developing natural colorants can take work. A pet food ingredient supplier needed to breed their own plants when they needed a particular color.

Pet food colorants may influence people more than dogs or cats, and as such colorants play a role in positioning a natural pet food product.


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New Royal Canin, EUKANUBA plant will conserve water, energy

Architects designed the pet food manufacturing plant to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, a certification program for ecologically conscious building design.

Architects designed the pet food manufacturing plant to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, a certification program for ecologically conscious building design. 


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Natural Balance eyes pet specialty after Smucker split

Like many pet food brands, Natural Balance saw success in e-commerce, especially during the pandemic, however one brand executive sees strength in the brick and mortar business as well.

The brand originated in pet specialty retail, whereas much of Smucker’s expertise lies in food, drug and mass market retail outlets. 


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140 dog, cat food dates and lots recalled by Midwestern Pet Foods

This recall covers only certain products manufactured at Midwestern Pet Foods Monmouth, Illinois facility.
Midwestern Pet Foods, Evansville, Indiana is issuing a voluntary recall of specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food produced at its Monmouth, Illinois production facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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