Pet Food News

The latest dog and cat food news and research from Petfood Industry magazine.


Dane Creek Capital acquires Spring Meadows raw pet foods

Dane Creek Capital Corp., a pet industry merchant bank, announced it has acquired Spring Meadows Natural Pet Food.
Spring Meadows is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and sells its products via pet specialty retailers mainly in western Canada.
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Dave’s Pet Food recalls dog food for thyroid hormone

Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, Massacheusetts, USA is recalling a single lot of Dave’s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans.
The products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.
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Barkstrong acquires Pioneer Naturals dog food

California, USA-based Barkstrong completed its acquisition of Pioneer Naturals dog food, also based in California, on June 12.
On May 29, California, USA-based Barkstrong announced its acquisition of Wild Calling! Pet Foods. On May 31, Great Life Pet Food announced its acquisition by Barkstong.
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Mechthild Exner-Herforth new FEDIAF president

At the annual general meeting of FEDIAF, the European Pet Food Industry Federation, Mechthild Exner-Herforth was elected new president for 2018-2020. Mechthild follows Marinus Pannevis, who served as president since June 2016.
Mechthild Exner-Herforth has great plans for her two years as President of FEDIAF. 
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OOPOEH Foundation wins Purina BetterwithPets Prize

Purina announced the winner of the BetterwithPets Prize.
The Prize is in collaboration with Ashoka, a pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship, and has been awarded at the Purina BetterwithPets Forum 2018, held in La Mola, Barcelona, Spain.
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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.