Pet Food Processing

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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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Extrude, dry and coat pet foods for artisanal appearance

Tweaking the extrusion, drying and coating of pet foods offers options for brands to mass produce a product resembling one crafted in a home kitchen.
Pet food producers can adjust aspects of the production process, including extrusion, drying and coating, to fine-tune the look of finished kibble and treats.
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Map of 43 US pet food companies, many in Midwest

While pet food companies can be found throughout the United States, the Midwest seems to have a larger proportion of them relative to human population.
Pet food industry cyber-sightseers can take a virtual voyage from coast to coast, visiting United States dog, cat and other pet food producers.
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Ingredient substitution adapts pet food to disruption

Pet food ingredient supply chains can snap, or at least get tangled, for many reasons.
Whether because of a global health crisis, or simply a stalled delivery truck, pet food formulators may need to find ways to replace a missing ingredient while staying within labeling regulations and ensuring pet nutrition.
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