Pet Food Safety

Find the latest pet food safety and quality articles, research and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine to help pet food manufacturers produce safe and healthy wet and dry dog and cat food, understand how the latest pet food regulations affect your operation, and stay up to date on the latest US and international pet food recalls. Register for free to access premium content.

ARTICLES

Genetic testing boosts pet food ingredient traceability

Genetic testing of pet foods may affirm marketing claims, while defending dog, cat and other pet food companies from lawsuits and scandals.
During the past few years, several lawsuits and other negative issues arose because of unwanted species being present or labeled ingredients being absent.
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Dog food buyers confused and worried by DCM investigation

As the pet food industry, dog owners and vets continue to wait and look for facts, dog food companies face communicating with concerned dog owners about an uncertain issue.
Dog owners have been asking pet food companies and veterinarians about canine dilated cardiomyopathy.
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Petfood Industry blogs October ’19: crisis management, DCM

Review the blogs and columns that Petfood Industry contributors published in October 2019 on topics including transparency, sustainability and humanization.
In October 2019, Petfood Industry contributors published 8 blogs about antioxidants, crisis management, canine dilated cardiomyopathy and other topics.
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Q&A: Recovering from pig ear dog chew Salmonella outbreak

Officials advised that pet food and treat retailers take precautions if they resume selling pig ear dog chew treats.
FDA provided this question and answer to help pet food and treat retailers, distributors, importers and others to understand the current situation with pig ear dog chew treats.
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Avoid pet food media crises with preemptive press releases

In a breaking news situation, reporters need facts, background information, quotes and contact info for follow-up questions. Having a pre-approved press release can provide all of these quickly.
Preemptive press releases ensure that a pet food company can get their message out to journalists as quickly as possible.
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