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Point/Counterpoint: Lystn raw pet food FDA warnings

In January, the FDA warned pet owners that Lystn’s A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs tested positive for Salmonella. Lystn refuted the warning.
The FDA and a raw pet food maker disagreed about the presence of salmonella in Lystn’s A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs.
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Lawsuit filed over Hill’s Pet Nutrition recalled dog food

The plaintiff seeks monetary compensation and an injunction to prevent Hill's from selling pet food with dangerous levels of vitamin D.
Lawyers representing dog owner John Navarrete filed a class action lawsuit against Hill's Pet Nutrition related to elevated levels of vitamin D in the pet food company’s recalled wet dog food.
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4 top influences on pet food purchases, nutrition info #1

Overall, pet owners craved information about the nutritional value of pet products and wanted that information clearly and abundantly presented on pet food packaging.
Four factors most influence pet owners’ decisions to purchase particular pet foods in a survey by pet food packaging manufacturer Luminer.
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UK specialty retailer stockpiles pet food before Brexit

Last year, the retailer’s chief executive officer, Peter Prichard, said that the company had started importing more pet products in preparation for Brexit.
British pet specialty retailer Pets at Home plans to stockpile up to GBP8 million of pet food as a bulwark against effects of a potential hard Brexit.
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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.