In this issue, you'll discover:Food & Ingredients
- Ketogenic diets
- Grain-free diets
- Consumer research on flavor
- Using biotics to create marketable pet products
- Insect proteins
- Cultured meat
- Marine ingredients
- Fitness accessories
- Pet wellness
- Global vs. local sourcing
- Japanese, Thai and Chinese pet industries
- Pet healthcare in Asia
- Exporting to the US and Europe
Articles in this issue
Let your retailers do your talking
The best marketing is by word of mouth, whether from consumer reviews, social media comments or a salesperson’s recommendation.
China pet industry trends in 2021
Today’s pet consumer in the world’s most populous country is young and upwardly mobile. The COVID-19 pandemic has made them more particular about the products they buy for their pets.
Thailand expects further growth of pet food exports
During COVID-19, the Thai domestic market has been booming. But not only the domestic market has been given a boost.
Rising awareness of the need for pet healthcare in Asia
The pet healthcare industry in Asia is relatively new but evolving at a steady pace. What are the latest developments?
Japan’s pet market on the rise
As one of the biggest markets in the Asia Pacific region, Japan is fascinating to analyse.
Cat litter that conserves resources
Jelu-Werk develops and manufactures natural fibres for litter products, pet food and animal feed: purely natural products for all aspects of keeping animals.
Pet brands harness well-being
There are plenty of opportunities for products and services that foster emotional connections while helping pet owners to monitor and manage the physical and mental wellness of their pets.
Marine ingredients in petfood
Fishmeal and fish oil tick all the boxes when it comes to meeting the essential pet food requirements of safety, palatability and nutrition.
Alternative proteins: A bowlful of opportunities and challenges
Alternative proteins are a solution to the ‘protein gap’ but implementing them in pet foods is not without its challenges. Food neophobia is one of them.
Lab meat could be the next thing for pets
Lab-grown meats in pet food are getting closer. How close?
When it comes to sustainability, insect products are what they eat
Easing regulatory restrictions on permitted substrates for insect farming would boost sustainability, industry voices say.
A healthy and sustainable source of omega-3s for pets
One of the best ways to keep pets healthy and happy is by having a well- balanced diet that gives them all the essential nutrients they need.
Health benefits of edible insects in pet food
Sustainable, ethical and health-promoting: edible insects are an exciting resource, not just for pet food but also for pharmaceuticals. How much do we know?
Yeast: a pet food ingredient of the future
Yeast and yeast-based ingredients are often used in the pet food industry because of their functional advantages and impact on product taste.
Five key findings from pet parents in 2021
The most recent FONA International survey reveals some interesting insights relating to pet food, including about product claims, flavour and feeding behaviour.
How can Chicken Protein Hydrolysate improve the metabolism and health of pets
The demand for healthier dog and cat food is a market trend as well as a challenge for the petfood industry.
Is grain-free pet food better for dogs?
Many dog owners assume that wolves are the ancestors of dogs and that grains should not be part of their dog’s diet. But are the eating habits and digestive tract of our domesticated four-legged friends really identical to those of wolves?
Using biotics to create health-enhancing, marketable pet products
Biotics can be used to create pet products with improved health benefits and marketable points of difference.
A closer look at fibre in grain-free diets
Sales of complete and balanced pet food diets labelled as grain-free have increased significantly over the past decade.
Not all fat is ketogenic
The ketogenic diet is often advertised as having health benefits for dogs, despite physiological differences between people and pets. What does the research say, and why is MCT oil essential?
Pet fitness as part of a modern lifestyle
Wearable fitness technology is a growth market. But are pet owners making good use of the support available to keep their pets fit and healthy?
Quality and compliance key to successful exporting to the US
If your company would like to export pet food to the largest market in the world, what requirements should you expect to face?
Regional versus global sourcing: An update
The re-opening of the world economy is causing a rise in food commodity prices, while import dependence is stretching trade and the environment to the limits. Time to look at the pros and cons of regional sourcing.
Being transparent about your supply chain to satisfy your customers
What is the story behind a product? Today’s consumer is not only attracted to the colour of the packaging. They need to know more to make their choice.
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.
Getting a home ready for a new pet
Pet product design is constantly evolving, as it responds to increasingly specific requests for reconciling the natural needs of puppies and kittens with the aesthetic needs of pet parents.
Healthy weight management
In the EU, obesity levels among pets are rising steadily. Read FEDIAF’s five tips for industry professionals to help pets live longer, healthier lives.
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