Pet Food Equipment

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Plant-based ingredient R&D center open to pet food makers

Buhler’s newly opened Food Application Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, currently focuses on human food, but the Center’s director is open to working with pet food makers too.
The Center could be particularly useful in the development of sustainable plant-based ingredients for dog, cat and other pet foods.
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Pet food industry supply chain intact during COVID-19

Although many pet food industry suppliers have prepared for the pandemic, there will still be increased costs and transportation difficulties in the supply chain.
As of the beginning of April, much of the pet food production supply chain remained intact, despite the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dog, cat food industry suppliers’ pandemic preparations

Through their international operations, pet food ingredient, equipment and other suppliers saw the COVID-19 disease grow from a regional outbreak to a global pandemic.
As the health crisis expanded, these companies prepared and developed contingency plans for various potential scenarios in the markets where they operate.
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Fresh meat in pet food No. 1 trend affecting extrusion

As the high-protein trend in pet food continues to expand, sending more fresh meat formulations through the extrusion process presents challenges to current technologies.
As the high-protein trend in pet food continues to expand, sending more fresh meat formulations through the extrusion process presents challenges to current technologies.
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Mars Petcare to close New Zealand cat food factory

Mars Petcare cited a desire to be close to Asian markets and reduce operating costs as the reason for the move.
Mars plans to move production to Thailand. Mars Petcare cited a desire to be close to Asian markets and reduce operating costs as the reason for the move.
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