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EU program tests dried human food waste in pet food

Pet food and treats can use that otherwise wasted food, or at least some of it. That could reduce the demand from pet food companies for some raw materials or reduce competition between human and pet food streams.
Researchers with Food for Feed established a recommended inclusion level for that dried human food waste, but also identified limits.
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Krill omega-3 fatty acids boosted dogs’ levels over fish

While krill provide health benefits to humans and their pets as food ingredients, humans threaten krill populations and the ecosystems that depend on the tiny animals, despite protections against overharvesting.
Krill, tiny marine crustaceans, provide omega-3 fatty acids for pet foods in a different form than omega-3s in conventional fish sources. Krill are one of the most abundant species on the planet.
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Accurate pet food calorie estimates may fight obesity

This diversification of pet food options may have implications for calculations used to estimate a particular formulation’s energy and nutrient content.
Providing accurate calorie estimates helps pet owners avoid feeding their animals more energy than they need in a day. Improving calculations and subsequently calorie labeling could help fight the growing obesity problem in pets.
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Prioritizing Pet Food Safety: 3 Questions For Your Pet Food Manufacturer

Whether your prospective pet food supplier has a squeaky-clean reputation or has experienced the dreaded recall, it is critical to ensure that they are committed to the same pet food safety and standards that you are.
Whether your prospective pet food supplier has a squeaky-clean reputation or has experienced the dreaded recall, it is critical to ensure that they are committed to the same pet food safety and standards that you are.
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Silver carp dog foods rebrand invasive Asian carp

While the fish technically originated in Asia, there is no such species as an Asian carp. A few pet food companies have avoided confusion by focusing on silver carp in their dog food.
While the fish technically originated in Asia, there is no such species as an Asian carp. A few pet food companies have avoided confusion by focusing on silver carp in their dog food.
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