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#tbt Pet food recall trends: melamine to vitamin D

Over the past decades, several waves of pet food recalls have rattled the industry, including recalls related to melamine, salmonella, pentobarbital, jerky and vitamin D.
While large numbers of deaths were associated with some of the recalls, many were precautionary measures especially following implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Acts.
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Hill’s, Royal Canin renal cat foods fight kidney disease

The health of cats with chronic kidney disease improved after eating pet foods formulated to address renal problems.
In an experiment, scientists observed positive effects from both Royal Canin Renal Support A Feline dry cat food and a test food: Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Feline with chicken dry cat food.
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Terracycle, Mars Petcare recycling UK pet food packaging

Currently, some pet food packaging can not be recycled via curbside pick-up.
Through Terracycle’s system, pet owners in the United Kingdom can recycle their animal's food packaging from any brand by dropping it off at certain locations around the country or by mailing it to Terracycle.
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J.M. Smucker recalls 9Lives cat food for low thiamine

The J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).
No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date from this pet food recall.
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Petfood Forum China 2015 images

View a collection of photos from Pet Fair Asia, the pet trade show in Shanghai that partners with Petfood Forum China 2015. Pet food professionals from China and throughout the world learned how to develop products for the US$1.37 billion Chinese pet food market at Petfood Forum China, held August 28 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. The exclusive conference featured industry experts sharing information and insights on the Chinese pet food market, the pet food product development process, the importance of supplier partnerships and ways to take a new product to retail.

Pet Fair Asia just finished its 18th edition, August 27-30. It is one of the largest pet trade shows in China and has grown each year, expanding to three halls in 2015, with thousands of visitors, both pet industry professionals and pet-owning consumers. Many of the exhibiting pet food manufacturers, both domestic and multinational, had very large stands. In fact, for most of the multinationals, their stands were larger than what they typically have at North American pet trade shows such as Global Pet Expo. The recent turmoil in China’s economy does not seem to be affecting the country’s pet food market, judging by the major, active presence of these pet food companies at Pet Fair Asia. With this activity backed by data showing the market’s continuing rapid growth (presented by Pushan Tagore of GfK duringPetfood Forum China 2015), China promises to be an up and coming pet food player for some time.

Petfood Forum China and Pet Fair Asia will return to Shanghai in 2016, August 18-21.

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