Pet Food

Global Food Prices Fall for Fifth Consecutive Year

13 Jan 2017 --- For five years in a row the prices of major food commodities have declined, according to the FAO Price Index. And ‘economic uncertainties’ like unstable exchange rates are expected to influence food markets even more during the coming year, says FAO senior economist Abdolreza Abbassian.

Survey Reveals Need for Awareness of Veterinary Medicines

13 Sep 2016 --- A new survey commissioned by IFAH-Europe, the International Federation for Animal Health Europe, across 6 European countries canvasses the perceptions and attitudes of EU citizens towards the use of veterinary medicines for the treatment and prevention of diseases in pets and farm animals.

LGR Packaging Is A New Exhibitor For Cardboard Packaging At Fachpack 2016

28 Jul 2016 ---  LGR will present there its global offer for offset printed cardboard packaging: litho-printed laminated boxes for many sectors (food, wine and spirits, household equipment, DIY tools, toys, electronics, etc.), solidboard folding cartons and leaflets for the pharmaceutical market, Premium packaging.

IFAH Calls on EU Regulators to Ensure That Legislation on Veterinary Medicine is Fit for Purpose & Stands the Test of Time

17 Jun 2016 --- IFAH-Europe, the International Federation for Animal Health - Europe, have called on the European Union to ensure that the forthcoming legislation on animal medicines and medicated feed will foster innovation and increase the availability of veterinary medicines to protect the health and welfare of all animals across Europe.  

ADM Animal Nutrition Enters Global Omega-3 Fatty Acid Market with DHA Natur

07 Jun 2016 ---  ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), is revolutionizing the aquaculture market with a new, highly-concentrated source of Omega-3 fatty acid, DHA Natur.

Vitiva Launches SubSTAR, Natural Oxidation Management for Pet Food

24 May 2016 ---  Vitiva, a part of the Frutarom Group, will launch its new SubSTAR line all-natural oxidation management systems for wet and dry pet food, at Interzoo in Nurnberg, Germany, 26-29 May 2016.

Arla Foods to Incentivise Dairy Farmers Who Switch to GM-Free Feed

16 May 2016 --- Arla Foods is to offer a bonus scheme for dairy farmers who switch to GM-free feed.

TerraVia and Bunge Launch AlgaPrime DHA for the Specialty Feed Ingredients Market to Address Demand for Sustainable Omega-3s

06 May 2016 --- TerraVia (formerly Solazyme, Inc.)  and Bunge Limited have announced that they are launching native, whole algae DHA as a sustainable specialty feed ingredient, prioritizing the aquaculture market, which currently uses approximately $3 billion in omega-3 ingredients.

Fish-Flavored Cat Food Could Contribute to Feline Hyperthyroidism

07 Jan 2016 --- Over the past three decades, the number of cats diagnosed with hyperthyroidism has increased. According to research reports, many factors such as exposure to flame retardants could be responsible, and now a new study in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology points in another direction. It suggests that fish-flavored cat food could be among the culprits. 

Pet Food Trends Reflect Changing Pet Status in the Home

11 Jun 2015 --- Rising levels of interest in health, snacking and indulgence are trending in the pet foods market, as owners increasingly treat their pets as family members, reports trends tracker Innova Market Insights. This is leading to strong innovation and profit potential in the prepared pet foods space.

IFF Surpasses 2020 Water Reduction Goals

28 May 2015 --- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, has announced the publication of its 2014 sustainability report, Cultivating the Future. The report details the Company’s continuing commitment to the Triple Bottom Line, with strategic initiatives that strengthen corporate, social and environmental responsibility throughout the organization for the calendar year 2014.

Symrise Celebrates Success With New Corporate Report

20 Apr 2015 --- Following a very successful 2014, in which the company grew by acquisition into new markets, German flavors giant Symrise has published its first integrated corporate report with the title Growing Through Diversity.

Nestlé Purina Opens First Pet Care Factory in Poland

16 Mar 2015 --- Nestlé Purina has opened its first factory in Poland, a CHF93 million investment to help meet rising demand for pet care products in Central Europe.

Lilly Finalizes Novartis Animal Health Acquisition

05 Jan 2015 --- Eli Lilly and Company have announced that it has completed the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, which will further position Lilly’s Elanco as a global leader in the animal health industry. The transaction, first announced on April 22, 2014, has received clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. As part of the approval, certain animal health assets in the U.S. relating to the Sentinel canine parasiticide franchise will be divested to Virbac, as has been previously announced. All other closing conditions have also been met.

Nestlé Purina Launches Personalised Dog Food in US

29 Oct 2014 --- Nestlé Purina has announced a new personalised dog food product in the United States to help support specific nutritional needs, the first time a major pet food producer has moved into the personalised food category for dogs in the U.S. market.

Meat Study: Not all Brands follow Regulations on Pet Food Labeling

02 Oct 2014 --- Researchers in Chapman University’s Food Science Program have just published a study on pet food mislabeling. The study focused on commercial pet foods marketed for dogs and cats to identify meat species present as well as any instances of mislabeling. Of the 52 products tested, 31 were labeled correctly, 20 were potentially mislabeled, and one contained a non-specific meat ingredient that could not be verified.

Cargill Completes $20 Million Expansion of Animal Feed Plant to Meet Growing Customer Demand in Central Vietnam

13 May 2014 --- Cargill’s animal nutrition business recently celebrated the completion of its US$20 million animal feed mill expansion in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh province. One of eight compound feed mills in Vietnam, the expanded facility will enable Cargill to meet growing demand for high-performing feed from its customers in the country.

Mars to Buy Significant Portion of P&G’s Pet Food Business for $2.9 Billion

10 Apr 2014 --- Mars, Incorporated and The Procter & Gamble Company have announced that Mars has agreed to buy the IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA brands in major markets for US$2.9 Billion in cash. This is a significant strategic move for Mars Petcare to complement its large and growing global Petcare business.

IOI Loders Croklaan Partners on Highly Stable Palm Oil for Pet Food

31 Mar 2014 --- HORN Animal Wellness, one of North America’s leading distributors of specialty animal ingredients, and IOI Loders Croklaan (Loders), a global leader in the supply of specialty oils and fats, are pleased to announce the introduction of a new generation of high-stability palm oil.

Nestlé Purina Announces New Factory in Poland

19 July 2013 --- Nestlé Purina Petcare has announced plans to build a new factory and distribution centre in Poland.