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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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AFIA opposes proposed pet treat weight labeling rule

As opposed to the proposed regulation, AFIA officials noted that many states already adopt a form of the Association of American Feed Control Officials’ Model Bill from the AAFCO Official Publication for the regulation of animal food.
The American Feed Industry Association criticized a proposed pet treat regulation that would require labeling by weight of all pet treats.
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4 clean label pet food production and marketing lessons

The clean label pet food trend challenges manufacturers to create shelf-stable, nutritious and safe pet foods with a limited range of ingredients, while still keeping those products highly palatable.
Pet food industry professionals learned how to meet consumer demands for clean label pet foods at Petfood Innovation Workshop.
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Clean label: A complex pet food trend for pet owners

There is no official definition of “clean label,” but that doesn’t mean pet food customers don’t have plenty of ideas when it comes to shopping for clean label pet food.
Just because there is not an official definition of “clean label,” it doesn’t mean pet food customers don’t have their own ideas of what this means when it comes to shopping for clean label pet food.
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Natural claim influenced 45 percent of pet food buyers

In the results of the survey, 45 percent of pet owners responded that they were more inclined to purchase pet food labeled as “natural”.
In a survey of 100 adult pet owners in the United States, the word “natural” most influenced people’s decision to purchase a particular pet food.
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2 pet food label types share more nutrition information

Certain types of labels offer more space for data and background information about the dog, cat and other pet foods contained within.
Nutrition information on pet food labels may strongly influence consumers’ purchasing decisions. Certain labels offer more space for data and background information.
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