Certification is much more than a quality label
As certification schemes become more popular in many industries, experts in the field decode the value of these credentials for the pet sector.
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.
Europe proposes new rules on the welfare and traceability of pets
Brussels wants to set harmonized European standards and to control further the online trade of animals. GlobalPETS learns more.
Arcaplanet: new digital features, more stores and sustainable targets
The biggest Italian pet retailer shares with GlobalPETS the achievements in 2023 and plans for the upcoming year.
Pet food brand recognized by the German Sustainability Award 2024
Green Petfood has been awarded for its holistic commitment to creating innovative and sustainable food concepts for dogs and cats.
Pet Sustainability Coalition: helping businesses to reduce their environmental impact
With its wide range of resources, the Pet Sustainability Coalition has over 10 years of experience in supporting pet industry companies of all shapes and sizes on their sustainability journey.
BARF pet food: the story so far
The raw pet food sector is rapidly evolving, but there are some key challenges it needs to overcome.
Diving into the world of homemade and raw food
Alternative diets are popular, but the limited available research on the benefits and risks for both pets and people poses a difficult task to pet owners.
The truth behind prebiotic claims in pet food
Prebiotic claims are seen more and more in the pet food sector. But does the science behind them hold up?
Preserving pet food – safety and regulations
There is a growing trend in consumer demand for natural and minimal-ingredient pet foods, in a desire to avoid preservatives. So how safe are these common additives?
Pet food labeling and preservative use
‘No added preservatives!’ The varying water content in pet food affects the need for preservatives, and therefore the labeling and claims of pet food manufacturers.
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.
Grain-free diets re-visited: an update on pulses in pet food
Diets eliminating grains have attracted plenty of attention in recent years, but for all the wrong reasons.
Should there be a limit on the concentration of copper in dog food?
Despite a general consensus on the current rules, there is an ongoing debate in the sector.
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.
BENEO presents its toolbox for vegetal proteins in pet food
Range of proteins allows manufacturers to cater to the increasing demand for natural, plant-based and sustainable pet food products.
The versatility of yeast-based ingredients: from protein source to immune support
Yeasts are single-cell microorganisms known and used by humans for over 5,000 years. What are the benefits of these versatile ingredients to pet nutrition?
Nutriment Raw receives UK’s Raw Pet Food Certification
We break down what it means to hold this certification, that has become an industry standard.
Potatoes and peas: a perfect match for grain-free and hypoallergenic diets?
Combined, these natural ingredients are a great foundation for easy-to-digest pet food.
Category 3 animal fats: the importance of safeguarding this vital ingredient
New EU legislation could jeopardize the availability and accessibility of this valuable raw material for the pet food industry.