October 2016

Simple Steps to Help Prevent Pet Obesity

Simple Steps to Help Prevent Pet Obesity It is estimated that approximately 20% of U.S. dogs and 28% of U.S. cats are obese. Obesity can lead to many health concerns, ranging from joint damage to increased difficulty breathing and tolerating heat, to an increased risk for cancer and a shortened life expectancy. While October may […]

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Pet Food Sustainability: Protect, Reduce & Invest

U.S. pet food makers are playing a critical role in supporting our environment and communities, now and for the future, in three main areas: Production Efficiencies Continuous innovations and enhancements in the production of pet food allows PFI members to protect our existing natural resources, such as energy and water. This includes efficiencies in manufacturing […]

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Iowa Agriculture Secretary Northey Leads Programming at 2016 Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey outlined the regulatory challenges the animal food industry is facing — while also juggling increasing and changing consumer demands — during his Oct. 11 keynote address at the 2016 Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. “We live in interesting, challenging times…and […]

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FSMA – Where Are We Now?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the single most sweeping change to U.S. food safety laws, offers a new regulatory approach to food safety – including pet food. Instead of a regulatory focus that is primarily reactive (for example: product recalls), the goal of FSMA is to establish a preventive approach to food safety that […]

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