Alternative ingredients

What’s in store for vegan pet food in 2024?

What’s in store for vegan pet food in 2024?

The vegan pet food sector is witnessing a host of new brands and innovations. So what’s driving this trend? Is there a case for flexitarian pets? And how can manufacturers win against conventional meat brands?

Pet Food
9 Feb 2024
Time for action: the carbon footprint of the hidden soy in pet food

Time for action: the carbon footprint of the hidden soy in pet food

A deep dive into granular data can accelerate understanding of the impacts of soy in animal feed, which can have an outsized effect on the carbon footprint of pet food.

Pet Food
9 Feb 2024
Fruit and veg in pet food: formulations, claims and safe use

Fruit and veg in pet food: formulations, claims and safe use

Plant ingredients are routinely added to pet foods, but formulations and amounts can vary greatly – as can potential benefits.

Pet Food
9 Feb 2024
Plant ingredients in dog food – what does recent research say?

Plant ingredients in dog food – what does recent research say?

The role and potential benefits of plant-derived constituents to canine diets are hotly debated topics. Here, we look at what the latest science can tell us.

Pet Food
9 Feb 2024
How an EU grant could change the pet industry through a Finnish biotech start-up

How an EU grant could change the pet industry through a Finnish biotech start-up

The European Commission invested €12 million in Enifer to help build a mycoprotein factory.

Global Pet Industry
8 Feb 2024
GPF 2024: present and future of the pet industry

GPF 2024: present and future of the pet industry

More than 300 insiders gathered in Venice to share their knowledge, experiences and key insights on opportunities for pet businesses.

Global Pet Industry
29 Jan 2024
AAFCO approves dried mealworm meal for adult dog food

AAFCO approves dried mealworm meal for adult dog food

Insect producer Ÿnsect is the first company to receive authorization to commercialize mealworm proteins in the US.

Pet Food
26 Jan 2024
Analysis: Why Tyson Foods invested in insect supplier Protix?

Analysis: Why Tyson Foods invested in insect supplier Protix?

This year’s flat net sales have made the growing insect market even more appealing for the American multinational.

Pet Food
7 Dec 2023
Lithuanian insect supplier to set up yellow mealworm plant

Lithuanian insect supplier to set up yellow mealworm plant

Divaks has partnered with Switzerland-based group Bühler to set up a commercial-scale production facility by 2025.

Production & Packaging
4 Dec 2023
Harnessing protein power: sardines and anchovies as superfoods

Harnessing protein power: sardines and anchovies as superfoods

As consumers become increasingly focused on holistic pet care, superfoods are gaining more traction. Are protein superfoods being overlooked in pet nutrition?

Pet Food
24 Nov 2023
IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients joins global food supplier OSI Group

IQI Trusted Petfood Ingredients joins global food supplier OSI Group

The Dutch ingredient supplier aims to reach new customers and broaden its product portfolio.

Ingredients
3 Nov 2023
How Tyson Foods and Protix want to ramp up operations in the US by 2025

How Tyson Foods and Protix want to ramp up operations in the US by 2025

The American manufacturer invested €55 million ($58.2M) in the Dutch insect supplier. GlobalPETS learns more. 

Ingredients
24 Oct 2023
Trends revolutionizing pet food manufacturing equipment

Trends revolutionizing pet food manufacturing equipment

The ongoing humanization of pets hasn’t just changed what consumers buy. It’s also changing the way pet food is made.

Pet Food
6 Oct 2023
A balancing act: the nutritional seesaw of copper and zinc

A balancing act: the nutritional seesaw of copper and zinc

We all know that trace elements are important for various bodily functions, and we can assume that the same principles apply to pets. When it comes to copper and zinc, this is certainly the case.

Pet Care
5 Oct 2023
Dietary AGEs and their impact on pets

Dietary AGEs and their impact on pets

Compounds known as AGEs are found in varying amounts in pet foods. With these substances linked to some chronic diseases in people, should the focus be on reduction?

Pet Food
5 Oct 2023
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