Articles by Tim Wall

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Pet food flexible plastic packaging recycling report

A Materials Recovery For the Future research report detailed the successful collection, separation and preparation for recycling of flexible plastic packaging, like that used in pet food and treat bags.
In the United States, Nestlé Purina is a founding member of Material Recovery for the Future, which promotes a circular economy and stronger recycling infrastructure.
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Carnivora raw pet food recalled in Canada for E. coli

As of the recall date, the company had been made aware of four reports of illnesses in Canada. Approximately 1,803 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
On June 12, Canadian health officials announced the recall of Carnivora Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs and Cats. The recalled pet food may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli) and there is risk of cross contamination and illness after handling the pet food.
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US pet food exports to China look strong despite tension

After U.S. and Chinese envoys reached consensus, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service agents developed a protocol for exporting U.S. pet foods to China, which went into effect on June 15.
U.S. and Chinese envoys ability to work out a deal bodes well for future pet food trade between the two economic superpowers.
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Alphia blending legacies in merger during pandemic

Custom superpremium pet food and treat producer Alphia formed from companies with decades-long histories in the dog, cat and other pet food industries.
The combination of C.J. Foods and American Nutrition into Alphia earlier this month also included LANI and Veracity Logistics.
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Allergy-fighting cat food safe in feeding trials

Cats naturally release an allergen, Fel d1 glycoprotein, in their saliva.
Cat allergies affect an estimated 12.1% of people older than 6, but a cat food coating derived from chicken eggs may help those folks embrace felines without sneezing fits.
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US pet food exports to China may hit US$300 Mil

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese and U.S. trade officials reached an agreement that allowed the writing of a USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service protocol.
As the provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement come into effect, United States pet food exports to China may grow dramatically.
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DCM connection to grain-free dog food not found in review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into correlations among certain dog foods and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has loomed over the pet food industry, with no resolution in sight, since July 2018.
More than 150 published studies didn’t reveal to researchers any firm connection between cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and grain-free dog food.
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No DCM link to grain-free dog food in 150 study analysis

A group of veterinarians, veterinary cardiologists, and animal nutritionists from BSM Partners, a pet care research and consulting firm, published their first study on dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs.
A group of veterinarians, veterinary cardiologists, and animal nutritionists from BSM Partners, a pet care research and consulting firm, published their first study on dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs.
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3 steps to export US pet food to China after Phase One

U.S.-based pet food companies stand to benefit greatly from the trade deal, Peter Tabor, vice president of regulatory and international affairs for the Pet Food Institute, said.
June 15, a protocol went into effect regarding the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement signed by the two countries in January.
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