Thomas Meyer

The ‘CCC’ of pet food or ingredient exports to the EU

The ‘CCC’ of pet food or ingredient exports to the EU

Bacteria and viruses do not stop at borders ... and it is not only pandemics that cause serious harm to humans or animals.

Global Pet Industry
1 Sep 2021
Hemp is at hand, but is it permitted?

Hemp is at hand, but is it permitted?

Can you use any hemp products or other innovative raw materials in EU pet food? Here is what you need to know.

Ingredients
21 Apr 2021
FEDIAF’s new e-learning for labelling

FEDIAF’s new e-learning for labelling

Which additives do I have to label and how?  I wish to say on my online shop that my dog food  is ‘with lamb and rice’ – what are the rules?  Do I have to label ‘chicken’ or ‘poultry’? Am I allowed  to say ‘rich in meat’? Many questions, for which help is at hand.

19 Aug 2020
Busting the myth of carbohydrates in pet food

Busting the myth of carbohydrates in pet food

Animal nutritionists promote the many benefits of carbohydrates in pet food, yet various pet-related blogs and websites seem to disparage them. This article examines the evidence refuting some of the commonly heard arguments.

Ingredients
27 May 2020
EU environmental legislation –challenge and opportunity

EU environmental legislation –challenge and opportunity

The EU’s European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, will build on a broad set of environmental legislation in place. Here are just some examples of the regulatory framework relevant to the pet food industry.

Global Pet Industry
27 Jan 2020
The future of pet food animal proteins

The future of pet food animal proteins

In the long term, supply of animal protein sources could become a problem for the pet food industry. What are the alternatives?

Pet Food
22 May 2019
Growing EU-international trade in pet food

Growing EU-international trade in pet food

European pet food manufacturers increasingly have to look to geographic expansion for growth. At the recent FEDIAF AGM, panellists discussed the challenges.

Global Pet Industry
27 Aug 2018
Animal protein  from insects under assessment by the EU

Animal protein from insects under assessment by the EU

The Western aversion to the use of insects in human or animal diets seems to be becoming less prevalent with the realisation that alternative protein sources are a necessity. As a result, insect farming for future use in animal feed is growing in the EU, even if it is still on a small scale.

 

24 Nov 2016
BARF Be A Real Friend to your Dog?

BARF Be A Real Friend to your Dog?

It all started in 1993 with a book by Australian veterinarian Ian Billinghurst, ‘Give your dog a bone’, followed by his publications ‘Grow your pups with bones’ and ‘The BARF diet’. BARF initially stood for Bones And Raw Food, but now the acronym is more commonly understood as Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, by professionals affiliated with this way of feeding dogs.

8 Apr 2015
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