Articles by Tim Wall

4 pet food blogs July ‘19: Salmonella, DCM, supplements

In July 2019, bloggers and columnists on Petfood Industry wrote about South America’s growing market, ties among human food, pet products and pathogens, as well as dilated cardiomyopathy.
These blogs and columns reflected Petfood Industries opinions and observations about recent developments in the dog, cat and other pet food markets.
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FDA, CDC recommend no pig ear dog chew use in US

As of July 31, people in 33 states have reported 127 cases of Salmonella infections. Twenty-six humans were hospitalized in these cases.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended that people neither buy nor use all pig ear pet treats in the United States.
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Lennox recalls pig ear dog treats for Salmonella

The recalled products where shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from May 1 to July 3.
Public health officials in the United States continue investigating 93 cases of Salmonella infection in humans, as of July 17, which pig ear dog treats may have spread.
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Raw pet food brand sues FDA over zero Salmonella policy

The raw pet food manufacturer alleges that the federal policy of zero-tolerance for Salmonella is only a recommendation, yet results in consequences as if it were law.
A raw pet food brand company filed challenging the legality of the U.S. Food and Drug Administation enforcement of zero-tolerance Salmonella standards as beyond the agency’s powers granted by Congress.
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Top 10 European pet food companies’ annual revenue 2018

These 10 dog, cat and other pet food companies ranked at the top in annual revenue, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data.
Learn more about trends in annual revenues of the top companies in Europe, North America and globally with Petfood Industry Top Ckw: ompanies Historical Data.
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209 hemp, CBD pet supplements currently on US market

NASC formed an advisory committee to examine the use of hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) as a dog, cat and other pet supplement.
Out of approximately 34 million times that hemp-derivative pet supplements have been used, only six adverse events have been reported in dogs, with one in cats and three in horses.
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93 Salmonella cases likely caused by pig ear dog treats

On July 3, Pet Supplies Plus recalled bulk pig ear product distributed to all its locations by several different vendors due to the potential of Salmonella contamination.
CDC officials stated that the likely sources of the bacteria were pig ear dog treats. Officials have not identified a common supplier.
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Belgium holds most small mammal pets per capita 2018

Some European nations with smaller human populations had higher per capita numbers of small mammals than larger countries.
As in several other estimates of pet populations in 2018, countries with larger human populations tended to have larger populations of small mammal pets.
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