Wednesday, August 19, 2015
10 pet food updates for the week ending August 17
Check out what's been happening in the pet food industry in the past week:
1. Northwest Farm Food Cooperative recalls cat food: Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, Washington, USA, is voluntarily recalling frozen raw Cat Food with the code Jul12015B due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
2. Eurofins, AFIA partner to provide industry training: Eurofins Food Safety Systems and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) have signed an agreement to provide co-branded public training for the animal feed and pet food industries.
3. Register for Innovation Workshop, Pet Food Experience: Registration for this fall’s collaborative Petfood Innovation Workshop and Kansas State’s Pet Food Experience has been opened.
4. Nestle sales down from last year, meet expectations: Nestle announced lower revenue growth in the first half of 2015, compared with last year.
5. Study: Pet food particle size can affect digestibility: The Association for Pet Obesity says 53% of dogs and 58% of cats in the US are overweight, and 90% of pet owners don’t know their pets are overweight.
6. AFIA adds new certifying body for FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food: The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) recently added SGS North America as a certifying body for FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food. SGS is the fourth certifying body recognized by AFIA to complete FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food audits.
7. Apply for Alltech’s Career Development Program: The world could be at the fingertips of students from around the world through the fourth annual Alltech Corporate Career Development Program.
8. Friskies teams up with cat stars for a cause: Famous felines Grumpy Cat and Nala Cat will join cat lover and WWE star Natalya Neidhart in unveiling the Friskies Create & Taste Kitchen, where cats and Friskies foods will go head-to-head in a truly unique way.
9. Company sheds light on stored product insects: McCloud Services is generating awareness on stored product insects (SPIs) and the threat they cause to grain-based foods, especially pet foods.
10. Survey examines US pet food spending: A recent Nielsen survey conducted by Harris Poll looked at how much money Americans spent on pet food in the past year. The English-language survey polled 2,205 US adults, 1,323 of whom have at least one pet.