Food Safety

New UK government appoints Secretary of State in charge of pet food and rural affairs

New UK government appoints Secretary of State in charge of pet food and rural affairs

Steve Reed contributed to the recent debate about animal welfare legislation in the Parliament.

News
11 Jul 2024
Dog owners recognize diet as a controlling pillar for longevity yet fail to act on it

Dog owners recognize diet as a controlling pillar for longevity yet fail to act on it

A recent survey revealed a gap between pet parents' understanding of how to increase their pets' longevity and their actual approach.

Trends & Insights
14 Jun 2024
Majority of Brits are unaware of the ingredients in their pets’ food

Majority of Brits are unaware of the ingredients in their pets’ food

Pet owners in Northern Ireland and London show the highest level of awareness. GlobalPETS unveils the detailed findings of a new survey.

Trends & Insights
11 Jun 2024
US: Upper limit on copper concentration in dog food won’t happen for now

US: Upper limit on copper concentration in dog food won’t happen for now

AAFCO’s Pet Food Committee has voted against voluntary controlled copper claims due to insufficient data after gathering feedback from industry players.

News
7 Jun 2024
Butternut Box and PsiBufet add new production site in Poland

Butternut Box and PsiBufet add new production site in Poland

The British and Polish pet food manufacturers want to enhance their distribution capabilities in Europe.

Pet Food
4 Jun 2024
Bill to centralize regulation of pet food products in the US is stuck in Congress

Bill to centralize regulation of pet food products in the US is stuck in Congress

The sponsors of the PURR Act, which would regulate the marketing and labeling of pet products in the US at a federal level, want the proposal to be voted on by December.

Pet Food
24 May 2024
Canada to update process to register imported pet supplements

Canada to update process to register imported pet supplements

The federal government aims to streamline the importation process and reduce the administrative burden on importers.

Global Pet Industry
21 May 2024
Industry responds to the need for voluntary copper claims in pet food

Industry responds to the need for voluntary copper claims in pet food

AAFCO sought opinion after the pet industry largely opposed any change in the current rules due to a lack of scientific evidence.

Pet Food
15 May 2024
Volume growth drives Freshpet’s first months of 2024

Volume growth drives Freshpet’s first months of 2024

The New Jersey-based pet food company saw overall improvements across sales, income and profits.

Pet Food
10 May 2024
Pets Choice to expand footprint in the premium pet food vet sectors after acquisition

Pets Choice to expand footprint in the premium pet food vet sectors after acquisition

The British pet food manufacturer is the new owner of dog and cat food producer Vet’s Kitchen.

Pet Food
9 May 2024
The evolving landscape of extrusion

The evolving landscape of extrusion

Pet food has progressed significantly in recent times, with the process of extrusion required to accommodate new developments.

Pet Food
18 Apr 2024
Alternative proteins in pet food: a scientific review

Alternative proteins in pet food: a scientific review

Veganism and sustainability are hot topics in both human and pet nutrition. But can dogs and cats thrive on diets using unconventional protein sources?

Pet Food
18 Apr 2024
Pet industry sets out demands ahead of the European elections

Pet industry sets out demands ahead of the European elections

The newly appointed Secretary General of FEDIAF, the trade body representing the European pet food industry, shares the topics that will be high on the agenda in the coming months.

Global Pet Industry
18 Apr 2024
Packaging optimization for pet food manufacturers

Packaging optimization for pet food manufacturers

What tactics have companies been exploring to minimize the environmental impact of their packaging while maximizing customer experience?

Production & Packaging
18 Apr 2024
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