"Human food grade" to stay on petfood labels 2007-11-12
Earlier this year, the Ohio Department of Agriculture refused to
grant a license to The Honest Kitchen to sell its petfood
products in the state, citing the fact that the labels were
misleading because they describe the company's petfoods as "human
Many factors must be considered by petfood manufacturers before product labels can be placed.
After a six-month lawsuit, the court has ruled in favor
of the Honest Kitchen, citing the company's right to truthful,
commercial free speech.
Contamination fallout leads to more rules,
Protect and empower your brand by establishing a new
recipe for trust
The raccoon dogs were fed a product that contained
melamine and developed kidney stones, according to a veterinary
A high level seminar for the petfood industry, which will cover interesting topics like: market, nutrition, process, sanitary regulations, export and others, all taking place in Mexico.
2 Traveling Dogs LLC offers Your Dog's Diner mutt meatballs treat mix, a dry mix made with all organic ingredients that allows you to make your dog fresh meatballs right from your kitchen.
2 Traveling Dogs LLC offers Your Dog's Diner dry mutt soup mix for dogs.
Companies stayed ahead of the curve with partnerships, research and equipment solutions throughout the year
3M Food Safety's Molecular Detection System detects pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli O157 and Listeria.
The 3M Food Safety Petrifilm Salmonella Express System pathogen detection technology confirms the presence of Salmonella in as little as 44 hours.
APHIS can help US exporters meet the import requirements
of other countries
It's now easier than ever for pet owners to track their dog's exercise or their cat's calories with the touch of a button
Its cutting-edge processing and safety technology makes Stella & Chewy's stand out - and not just in the raw petfood sector
Gelatin hydrolysate can alleviate symptoms of this canine joint disease
Double Cheeseburger dog treats from A Dog's Life LLC have no corn, wheat or soy and are 100% natural, according to the
A Dog's Life offers an organic line of dog treats, in the flavors of Steak Frites and Quattro Formaggio.
With the goal of revolutionizing the way dogs are fed, Freshpet sinks its teeth into a US market ready for something innovative
Exploring the imminent roles prebiotics and probiotics will play in the market
With a mission to support US farmers, natural petfood Pet Promise was born
A&AG S.r.l. Div. Nutrexa is an Italian petfood manufacturer.
Official Publication goes online, regulations discussed
Web version provides a working alternative to print version of a vital resource
Changes have been made to clarify ambiguities and close loopholes.
H.B. Fuller’s model M450 Liquamelt case erector from A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. uses a soy-based adhesive that offers a sustainable alternative to traditional petroleum-based hot melt.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. Model 101 case packer offers quick-change features for packagers running multiple sizes and packs of bottles.
ABC Packaging Machine Corp. offers the model 108 depalletizer that maintains container/handle orientation as bottles or jugs are transferred from the bulk transfer table to the bottle conveyor.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers the adhesive top case sealer, Model 136HM.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers the model 206 automatic case packer, which can pack many styles of cartons, cans and semi-rigid containers, in single or multipacks, into RSC, HSC, HSC display cases or trays.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers the Model 330 series case erectors.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.'s Model 330T case erector/bottom sealer features a channel steel box frame construction, mechanical main drive and solid walking beam case transfer.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers the model 36C flap memory relaxer.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. Model 450 is a heavy-duty unit built for speed.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers the model 72A palletizer.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers the Model 72AE palletizer, designed with the economy and accessibility of a floor level palletizer and speeds of high-level machines, according to the company.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers the model 800T, a case packer that runs a wide range of products with servo-controlled product loading.
A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. offers a pallet dispenser and/or pallet stacker.
Accraply offers the DM6 Door Machine for the narrow-web shrink sleeve and wraparound label markets for petfood packaging applications.
Accraply offers the Model 5203LE publication labeler, which is designed for high-speed application of pressure-sensitive labels.
The ACS Aero-Flow Series of rotary feeders uses a proprietary, dual-induction endplate design to introduce pressurized air from both endplates into the rotor pockets carrying process material, the company says.
The BT series blow-through feeder/airlock from ACS Valves is designed to ensure optimal bulk density and throughput of hard-to-convey materials such as fine powders and flakes that, in high-pressure pneumatic conveying applications, can over-aerate and reduce material feed efficiency.
The BT Series from ACS Valves is a blow-through feeder/airlock.
ACS Valves offers cast iron rotary airlock valves.
The ACS Valves CDC-CI Series rotary valves are designed for high-volume bulk material processing and production applications where upstream and downstream equipment configurations require a drop-in-type valve profile.
ACS Valves CI series of rotary feeder valves are designed for bulk material processing of harsh or abrasive materials.
ACS Valves' MD Series of rotary feeder valves are material metering valves.
ACS Valves offers a line of QC cast iron rotary airlock valves.
ACS Valves offers Quick-Clean series rotary airlock valves.
ACS Valves offers a line of quick-clean series rotary airlock valves designed specifically for sanitary applications, such as food processing, pharmaceutical processing or medical device manufacturing.
The ACS Run-Clean Series of rotary airlock valves from ACS Valves are available in 304 or 316 stainless steel, in sizes from 6 inches to 18 inches, with pressure differentials up to 20 PSIG and a temperature tolerance up to 750 F.
The SD Series from ACS Valves is a series of rotary valves designed to provide increased bulk material throughput efficiency in feeding and metering applications.
ACT Fastening Solutions has a line of metal detectable cable ties that help manufacturers comply with the FDA’s HACCP standards and EU regulations by preventing contamination.
On August 9, an action was filed to compel another FDA
investigation into the petfood poisonings of companion
Addiction Foods manufactures dry, canned, and raw dehydrated petfoods at its New Zealand manufacturing plant. The plant capacity increased 30-fold in 2012 to become the largest dry petfood manufacturing facility in the country.
Viper s1700D six-axis robots are ideal for material handling, machine tending, packaging, cutting and assembly.
Companies will operate under new entity called IsoNova Technologies LLC
Adifo NV offers Bestmix lab data management software.
ADP is a private-label specialist in dry and semi-moist petfoods. The company is part of the C.IAB poultry and rabbit farming cooperative along with several other feed companies.
Adragna Alimenti Zootecnici is an Italian petfood manufacturer.
Advanced Pet Care of Australia manufactures its own brands as well as private labels for international customers. The company sources 100 percent of its ingredients from within Australia.
Researchers evaluate the status of companion animal
nutrition and the role of the industry
Blog designed to share latest petfood palatability research
Relying on expanding distribution, global leader Affinity Petcare SA focuses on its mission to ensure the well-being of dogs and cats worldwide.
Affinity Petcare, which is owned by Agrolimen Group, is the leading company in dog and cat nutrition in Spain and the third in the European ranking for dry food. In addition to its Barcelona headquarters, Affinity has offices in Rungis, France and Milan, and a research and palatability center in Barcelona.
The American Feed Industry Association and the Poultry
Protein & Fat Council will sponsor a Conference on Petfood
Next FSMA public meeting scheduled for November 25 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Also at the May 17 board meeting, sixteen nominees were
elected to the AFIA Board of Directors
AFIA is offering its next webcast technical symposium
"Navigating the Feed Ingredient Approval Process: Successful
Routes and Pitfalls"
AFIA will be hosting a national dialogue on Import
Ingredient Safety on November 28-29
Groups applaud FDA for providing draft guidance document, recommend changes
Webinar will cover current good manufacturing practice and hazard analysis and risk-based preventative controls for animal food
Penicillin's deadly cousin - past and present
A clay called HSCAS can help petfood manufacturers avoid
A proper diet can delay the onset or lessen the severity
of various age-related signs and diseases
Agras Delic is an Italian petfood manufacturer.
Agro Gums offers cassia gum powder, a gelling agent and thickener used in wet canned petfood products to improve texture and stability.
Agro Gums offers guar gum powder, a thickener, gelling agent, stabilizer, bonding agent, emulsifier and natural dairy fiber.
Agro Industrias Baires produces several lines of petfood in its Argentine plant.
Agromed Austria OptiCell is a lignocellulose product made from fresh wood, processed to an ultra-fine particle size and used as a dietary fiber source in animal nutrition. It combines non-fermentable and fermentable dietary fiber, providing prebiotic activity, according to the company.
Agro-Trust Ltd. Dalmi Dog Salami contains a raw protein minimum of 12% and also includes cereal, vegetables, egg and egg products and minerals.
Agro-Trust Ltd. Rex sausage for dogs is poultry flavored and has 12% protein content.
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has experienced tremendous growth recently, doubling its sales since 2006 as a result of some key acquisitions, including Back to Basics and ARKAT Animal Nutrition in 2010, and growing at least 20-25% a year since. The company's Rachel Ray line alone was estimated to account for US$100 million in sales in 2012, nearly a 50% increase over 2011. The 77-year-old, privately owned company continues to be operated by descendants of the company's original founder.
Back To Basics from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is available in an Open Range formula.
Gnawin' Forever is a chew treat and dog toy from Ainsworth Pet Nutrition's Dad's Pet Care.
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition's Rachael Ray Nutrish for dogs line includes four dry dog food varieties: Real Chicken & Veggies, Real Beef & Brown Rice, Healthy Weight with Real Turkey and Veggies, and just 6 Lamb Meal & Brown Rice.
Airflow Systems Inc. offers DC series dust collection systems for high-volume, facility-wide collection of airborne dusts generated during bulk material processing and packaging operations.
Airflow Systems Inc. offers the DT-3000V2 downdraft table, designed to provide high-efficiency, source-point collection and filtration of powder, dust, fumes, smoke and other contaminants produced during industrial processing and production operations.
Airflow Systems Inc.'s E-Z Arm high flow series of contaminant extractor arms provides source-point collection and removal of dusts, powders, fumes, smoke, odors and other contaminants before they can migrate throughout the facility to disrupt worker breathing zones, cause damage to sensitive equipment and settle on finished goods.
The MPH10 mist collection and filtration system from Airflow Systems Inc. collects mist, smoke and fumes with up to 1,000 cubic feet per minute of air flow.
PCH Series portable dust collection systems from Airflow Systems Inc. provide source-point collection of airborne contaminants and prevent contaminants from migrating throughout the petfood facility to settle on equipment and fixtures, contaminate product or present physical hazards to personnel.
AKC premium puppy training treats are made with real liver and come in a 6oz. resealable bag to maintain freshness.
QRILLOX 3D dried Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba), is a sustainable and pure marine source of highly bioavailable EPA and DHA and the natural antioxidant astaxanthin, says Aker BioMarine and Vit2Be.
Ilene S. Gordon, president and CEO of Alcan Packaging,
has been named to Fortune magazine's "Global Power 50"
Alcan's customer service teams with the existing
research & development organization
The new bag, which is the only one of its kind in
Europe, offers a number of benefits
Alfalfa is found in a number of cat and dog foods, but its safety and nutritional benefits are still being debated.
Alicorp is a manufacturer of an array of mass consumption products, industrial supplies, and petfood. Alicorp aims to become one of the 250 largest Latin American companies by 2015, and total company sales for 2012 reached USD1.7 billion.
Alimentos Balanceados Pigue produces petfood and other animal feed in Argentina.
Alisul Alimentos manufactures a full line of animal feed, including petfood, in five factories throughout Brazil. The company, which owns the Supra brand, also operates 16 distribution facilities.
All American Pet Company offers Chewies 25 percent protein treats.
All Packaging Machinery Corp. offers a vertical band sealer for stand-up pouches (model VCBS 1/8 -TX-6x5).
Allana Alpets Pet Food offers dried buffalo meat jerky for dogs.
Aller Petfood is mainly a private label manufacturer, but does produce a few of its own brands as well. Aller has headquarters and one manufacturing facility in Denmark, plus two manufacturing plants in Russia. The company holds 50 percent of the market share for private label foods in Russia.
AlliedFlex Technologies Inc. FLX mini fill seal system is a low- to moderate-speed standup pouch packaging system ideal for a pilot plant or entry-level production.
AlliedFlex Technologies Inc. offers Mespack's SC Series of pre-made pouch filling machines.
AlliedFlex Technologies Inc. is distributing Velteko flexible packaging machinery in a variety of models capable of producing many styles of petfood and pet treat bags, including pillow, QuadSeal with and without zipper and memory strip reclosure application system.
Allpax Products provides an energy and sustainability room retort audit program for petfood manufacturers.
Allpax Products provides a high-speed retort product delivery system for small footprint retort rooms that utilize four-, six- and eight-basket horizontal retorts for the preparation of shelf-stable food.
Allpax Products offers a retort basket loading system called the Hyper-Loader
Allpax Products Maintainer software automatically tracks and alerts personnel when critical retort components are scheduled for maintenance. Maintainer also provides retort room personnel with quick access to machine documentation, maintenance tech notes and 3-D views of retort components, according to the company.
Shaka 1600 high-speed agitation retorts from Allpax Products are single-basket retorts with a 1 ton capacity.
Allpax Products' Shaka 2402 multimode R&D retort can handle cans, bottles, pouches, cups, trays, double seam film and foil enclosures, and more.
Allpax Products' 1300 Shaka production retort has a 52-inch diameter and holds a single basket that can be loaded and unloaded by a single operator.
Allpax Products supplies hard-to-find and replace parts for vertical retorts.
Allpax Products says its waste-steam recovery system for retorts is designed to lower energy costs, reduce consumption of water and improve overall sustainability in a manufacturing plant.
Almo Nature manufactures natural petfood and has locations in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, and Canada. Manufacturing operations are located in Uruguay, Thailand, UK, France and Austria. In 2013, Almo Nature entered the U.S. market.
The launch of products for the Canadian market is
scheduled for March 2008
The ALMO Process Mogensen Sizer screener separates and removes fines from petfood through up to five screens inside the unit.
Alpha Feeds is more than 100 years old. The company sources most of its ingredients locally to ensure freshness and traceability. Its food is produced for both performance and pet dogs, plus cats and ferrets. Alpha's Vitalin brand was the first commercially produced complete dry dog food in the UK.
Alpha Nutrition Animale sells the Monge brand of dog and cat food in France.
Examing the cognitive method for measuring food
According to the report, Fresh Pet Food in North
America: The Raw/Frozen, Refrigerated and Homemade Wave, the
fastest growing sector of the alternative petfood market is
Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. offers an extruder OEE.
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American Dehydrated Foods Inc. offers spray-dried liver hydrolysate for adding protein, enhancing palatability and hypoallergenic diets.
American Health Kennels offers Bark Bar.
American International Group (AIG) offers NOVI, a web-based service designed to help companies estimate the cost of recall incidents.
American Key Food Products provides a range of petfood thickeners and texturizers including potato, tapioca and pea starches.
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