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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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Dave’s Pet Food recalls dog food for thyroid hormone

Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, Massacheusetts, USA is recalling a single lot of Dave’s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans.
The products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.
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Dogs likely evolved to eat cooked meat and carbohydrates

Dog foods marketed as replicating wolves’ raw meat diets may actually satisfy human fantasies more than dogs’ dietary needs, said one scientist.
During their evolution, dogs took advantage of a rich new food source, human garbage, including cooked meat and plant matter, said one scientist.
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OC Raw Dog recalls raw pet food for Listeria

To date there have been no reported illnesses of dogs, cats or persons in any connection with this product.
The raw pet food products were manufactured on October 11, 2017 with a lot number 3652 and a use-by date of October 11, 2018.
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Using HPP to produce clean-label raw pet foods

High-pressure processing is an effective method for creating a safe, healthy raw pet food and can help pet food companies avoid recalls to protect their reputations.
LIVE FROM PFF: High-pressure processing is an effective method for creating a safe, clean-label raw pet food and can help pet food companies avoid recalls to protect their brands.
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