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3 most reviewed insect-based pet food marketing claims

Globally, a research team counted 43 brands selling pet products using insect-based ingredients, with 35 of those brands operating in Europe. Black soldier fly larvae and mealworms were the two most frequently used insect species.

Globally, a research team counted 43 brands selling pet products using insect-based ingredients, with 35 of those brands operating in Europe. Black soldier fly larvae and mealworms were the two most frequently used insect species.


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General Mills pet food sales level, profit up Q2 FY2023

Pet food and treat sales declined slightly for General Mills in the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 to US$592.9 million, compared with US$593.4 million during the same period of the previous year.

Pet food and treat sales declined slightly for General Mills in the second quarter of fiscal year 2023 to US$592.9 million, compared with US$593.4 million during the same period of the previous year.


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10 most-read articles 2022: pet food inflation, Mars, PFAS

These articles had the most pageviews on PetfoodIndustry.com in the past year. Several of the most read articles on Petfood Industry’s website focused on inflation in 2022.

These articles had the most pageviews on PetfoodIndustry.com in the past year. Several of the most-read articles on Petfood Industry’s website focused on inflation in 2022.


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Purina considers wet pet food facility in Ohio, USA

Following construction of a pet food facility announced in 2020, Nestlé Purina Petcare plans to build another factory in Clermont County, Ohio, USA.

Following construction of a pet food facility announced in 2020, Nestlé Purina Petcare plans to build another factory in Clermont County, Ohio, USA.


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FDA ends DCM updates; No causality data with dog foods

The FDA stated it had insufficient data to establish causality among DCM case reports and pet food products eaten by the afflicted dogs.

The FDA received far fewer reports of DCM cases from 2020 to 2022 compared to the preceding two years. In total, the FDA received 1,382 reports of DCM from Jan. 1, 2014 to Nov. 1, 2022. 


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By-products can be called upcycled pet food ingredients

Rendering by-products into pet food ingredients reduces food waste and makes more efficient use of the resources needed to produce human foods. Rebranding these products as upcycled could aid acceptance by pet owners.

Rendering by-products into pet food ingredients reduces food waste and makes more efficient use of the resources needed to produce human foods. Rebranding these products as upcycled could aid acceptance by pet owners.


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