Pet Food Safety

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Confront DCM with dog food supplements, DNA tests

Geneticists have examined DCM in dogs, looking for unknown connections to the heart disease.
While scientists still have much to learn about what causes dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs, pet food companies do have tools to deal with DCM while researchers look for answers.
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Diet, genetics play roles in canine DCM; Mysteries remain

The ultimate causes of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may be diverse, complex and specific to each case, as opposed to a simple cause and effect with certain grain-free dog foods.
Among more than 150 published studies related to DCM, researchers didn’t find any firm connection among cases of DCM and grain-free dog food.
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DCM connection to grain-free dog food not found in review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into correlations among certain dog foods and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has loomed over the pet food industry, with no resolution in sight, since July 2018.
More than 150 published studies didn’t reveal to researchers any firm connection between cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and grain-free dog food.
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Global transportation challenges reach pet food

The world is collectively experiencing nearly unprecedented supply chain challenges, and the pet food industry must meet them.
The world is collectively experiencing nearly unprecedented supply chain challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the pet food industry must meet them.
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COVID-19 will change consumer behavior: Are you ready?

With a global economic recession on the horizon and a continued reduction in disposable income, pet owners will be more frugal with their dollars than ever before.
With a global economic recession on the horizon and a continued reduction in disposable income, pet owners will be more frugal with their dollars than ever before in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Back to work? Employees need confidence in employers

In the next couple of months, employees will returning back to offices, production plants and other facilities worldwide. Here’s what they want — and need — to hear.
In the next couple of months, employees will be returning back to offices, production plants and other facilities worldwide. Here’s what they want — and need — to hear from their employers.
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Pet food safety protocols aid plants’ pandemic protection

The measures used in pet food and animal feed facilities were for food safety, but may have ended up helping slow human disease transmission.
Federal scrutiny of Salmonella and similar microbes in pet food facilities unintentionally may have helped dog, cat and other pet food makers in the pandemic.
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