Food Safety

Certification is much more than a quality label

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.

Global Pet Industry
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
Europe proposes new rules on the welfare and traceability of pets

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.

Global Pet Industry
19 Dec 2023
Arcaplanet: new digital features, more stores and sustainable targets

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.

Retail, Online & DTC
14 Dec 2023
Pet food brand recognized by the German Sustainability Award 2024

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 Food
8 Dec 2023
BARF pet food: the story so far

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.

Pet Food
24 Nov 2023
Diving into the world of homemade and raw food

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.

Pet Food
24 Nov 2023
Preserving pet food – safety and regulations

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
6 Oct 2023
Pet food labeling and preservative use

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.

Pet Food
6 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
Grain-free diets re-visited: an update on pulses in pet food

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.

Pet Food
6 Oct 2023
Should there be a limit on the concentration of copper in dog food?

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.

Pet Food
5 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
Nutriment Raw receives UK’s Raw Pet Food Certification

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.

Pet Food
20 Jul 2023
Category 3 animal fats: the importance of safeguarding this vital ingredient

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.

Ingredients
14 Jun 2023
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