Pet Food Processing

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Sustainability of freeze-dried, dehydrated pet food ingredients

Resource efficiency helps reduce a company’s contribution to climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and other threats to the ecosystems that human economies depend on.
Resource efficiency helps reduce a company’s contribution to climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and other threats to the ecosystems that human economies depend on. The twin needs of energy efficiency and resource conservation drive innovation among producers of dried pet food ingredients and equipment manufacturers.
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2 freeze-dried pet food ingredient trends: raw, upcycled

As pet owners continue to focus on health and nutrition aspects of their animals’ foods, freeze-dried ingredients may help pet food companies provide shelf-stable, minimally processed options.
Demand for freeze-dried meats, fruits and vegetables continues to grow, as pet food makers look for ways to differentiate their products while preserving ingredients’ nutrients.
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New Royal Canin, EUKANUBA plant will conserve water, energy

Architects designed the pet food manufacturing plant to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, a certification program for ecologically conscious building design.

Architects designed the pet food manufacturing plant to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, a certification program for ecologically conscious building design. 


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Simmons Pet Foods continues expansion, plans 3 lines in AR

Simmons Pet Foods plans to expand its Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA production facility, reported local Fox affiliate KNWA.
The expansion will add 90,000 square feet with three production lines. The pet food facility will add 150 jobs, and completion is planned for fall of this year.
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Map of 31 US dog, cat, other pet food production plants

From American Nutrition’s plant in Woodland, Washington to Sunshine Mills in Dublin, Georgia, those pet food producers appear in the map embedded below.
Petfood Industry’s Top Companies Current Data includes 31 pet food and treat production facilities with addresses listed in the United States.
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