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Pet Food Labeling

The latest articles and news on pet food labeling regulations and dog and cat food packaging nutrition marketing trends from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include modernizing pet food labels, pet food packaging trends, GMO legislation updates, and designing clean packaging and labels to appeal to pet owners. Register for free to access premium content.

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4 probiotics used in pet food may be renamed by AAFCO

A working group of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) proposed reclassifying several species of microorganism used as probiotics in pet food.
These proposed changes still need to be accepted by the AAFCO membership at large before taking effect.
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Small pet food follows humanization, therapeutic trends

Small animal pet food trends included therapeutic or functional ingredients, superfoods, sustainability and documented sourcing of agricultural products.
Trends seen in the cat and dog food market also influence new products in the pet pig, bird, rabbit, hen, ferret and other small animal foods markets.
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5 ingredient trends for pet food’s next evolution

The trends started in the human food realm, but are migrating into what consumers demand in their pets’ food too.
Five keys to pet food’s next evolution appeared when Nielsen market researchers looked at both pet food packaging claims and the ingredients listed on the labels.
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