Pet Food Safety

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Aging pet food facilities challenge biosecurity

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions.

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions. As the pandemic continues, biosecurity and food safety remain foremost concerns among pet food and other animal feed production facility staff.


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Label pea-protein cat food as not for ferrets, vet says

Cat food makers may be able to help ferret owners by labeling their product as not for ferrets, if it contains pea protein.

During the past decade, one veterinarian has observed a rise in the prevalence of cystine urolithiasis, a type of bladder stone, especially during the past five years.


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Key aspects of FSMA for pet food facilities

Know what should be included in your company’s recall plan, as well as other requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) established a lot of rules and regulations for pet food manufacturers, but some requirements remain vague.
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Mycotoxin in UK cat food not linked to blood disease

An ongoing investigation by the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency did not find a causal link between certain cat foods and more than 130 cases of feline pancytopenia.
An ongoing investigation by the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency did not find a causal link between certain cat foods and more than 130 cases of feline pancytopenia.
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Foodomics study not meant to link peas in dog food to DCM

Business-to-consumer news media outlets have covered the research as if it found a causal relationship among certain ingredients, especially peas, and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
Business-to-consumer news media outlets have covered the research as if it found a causal relationship among certain ingredients, especially peas, and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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No new Midwestern Pet Foods recall despite headlines

Part of the confusion may have resulted from the wording of the FDA press release about the warning letter.
News media outlets reported on FDA’s warning letter to Midwestern Pet Foods. However, much of the coverage framed the warning letter as related to a concurrent recall.
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FDA warns Midwestern Pet Foods over aflatoxin, Salmonella

As of August 9, the FDA is aware of more than 130 pet deaths and more than 220 pet illnesses that may be linked to eating brands of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods.
As of August 9, the FDA is aware of more than 130 pet deaths and more than 220 pet illnesses that may be linked to eating brands of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods.
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