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Accurate pet food calorie estimates may fight obesity

This diversification of pet food options may have implications for calculations used to estimate a particular formulation’s energy and nutrient content.
Providing accurate calorie estimates helps pet owners avoid feeding their animals more energy than they need in a day. Improving calculations and subsequently calorie labeling could help fight the growing obesity problem in pets.
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General Mills pet food, treat sales down 20% in Q4 FY21

For the full fiscal year, General Mills’ pet segment net sales increased 2% to US$1.73 billion.
General Mills pet food and treat net sales decline reflected comparison against results in the previous year when pet owners were stocking up as the ongoing pandemic took hold globally, along with a General Mills fiscal calendar change that added a month to pet results.
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Manna Pro recalls Flock Party Quack Snack poultry treat

This product was distributed beginning February 2, 2021 at retail stores throughout the United States.
Manna Pro Products of St. Louis, Missouri voluntarily recalled a single lot of Flock Party Quack Snacks poultry treat with a Best By date of 12/2023, packaged in 1.68 pound bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
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Jinx guerilla markets with scented billboards for dogs

Guerilla marketing involves novel techniques to attract consumer interest to a particular brand, create buzz about a product or boost sales.
Guerilla marketing involves novel techniques to attract consumer interest to a particular brand, create buzz about a product or boost sales.
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BBC claims corpse chemicals are pet food palatants

Putrescine and cadaverine are produced as bacteria devour amino acids in putrefied cadavers, spoiled meat or other decaying proteins.
Bacteria produce putrescine and cadaverine as the microbes devour amino acids in putrefied cadavers, spoiled meat or other decaying proteins.
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Happy Hound Wales recalls frozen raw dog food in UK

Happy Hounds Wales recalled certain types of frozen raw dog food because of the presence of salmonella in the products, according to the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency.
Happy Hounds Wales recalled certain types of frozen raw dog food because of the presence of salmonella in the products, according to the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency.
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BRF Pet acquires Brazilian Mogiana Alimentos pet food

Mogiana Alimentos has been in the pet food market for more than 46 years. The company is headquartered in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.
BRF’s segment specific subsidiary BRF Pet plans to acquire Paraguassu Participações and Affinity Petcare Brasil Participações, holders of 100% of the capital stock of Mogiana Alimentos.
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Ghost kitchen enters fresh pet food market

While Wow Chow is JustKitchen’s proprietary brand, the company can also make pet foods for other brands in their ghost kitchens.
JustKitchen launched its proprietary Wow Chow brand into local and national Taiwanese markets earlier this month. The company can also make pet foods for other brands in their ghost kitchens.
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Pandemic influenced 47% of new dog acquisitions in US

More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
More than one third of those pet owners increased their purchasing during the pandemic, with 35% reporting that they spent more on their pets in the past 12 months than the preceding year.
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Silver carp dog foods rebrand invasive Asian carp

While the fish technically originated in Asia, there is no such species as an Asian carp. A few pet food companies have avoided confusion by focusing on silver carp in their dog food.
While the fish technically originated in Asia, there is no such species as an Asian carp. A few pet food companies have avoided confusion by focusing on silver carp in their dog food.
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