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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.

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Unlabeled horse, other animals found in European pet food

In their conclusions, the researchers noted that producing uncontaminated pet foods is possible, since ten products did contain only the animals listed on the label.
Dog and cat foods on the European market may contain animals not listed on the ingredient panels, which could cause problems for pets with allergies.
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#tbt: Slave fishing assessment for pet food ingredients

A database helps pet food companies assess the risk of specific fish species or products, such as fishmeal, being associated with forced labor.
Three years ago, the New York Times published the story of enslaved fishermen laboring on Thai fishing vessels that supplied both the human and pet food markets.
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FSMA inspectors want ‘why’ of pet food safety plan

Pet food facility employees should know and be able to explain the reasoning behind all the steps in an animal feed safety plan.
While pet food facility workers may know the physical steps of a food safety plan, they may not have been fully trained on the reasoning behind each action.
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Pentobarbital may be wider pet food ingredient problem

The director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration noted new evidence that the problem may be more pervasive than originally thought.
The resurgence of recalls and dog illnesses related to pentobarbital contamination of pet foods surprised one F.D.A. official.
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5 usage rates of dog food ingredients in FDA DCM warning

Dog foods formulated with high percentages of these ingredients may correlate to increased risk of a certain heart disease.
FDA notified the public that some canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) cases correlated to dogs eating diets containing large amounts of potatoes and legume seeds.
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