Pet Food

Insect potential: InnovaFeed and Tereos form feed partnership amid growing alternative protein demand

02 Oct 2018 --- Biotech company InnovaFeed, is extending its roots in the Hauts-de-France region and will base its next insect protein production unit in Nesle, as part of a new project in partnership with Tereos. InnovaFeed, who markets a new source of proteins derived from the breeding of insects, will locate its next production plant in Nesle (department of Somme). This comes at a time when the insect protein sector is gaining traction, not only for animal feed but also for human consumption. 

Premium pet treats: Essentia launches clean label proteins based on "human grade" raw materials

03 May 2018 --- Ingredients manufacturer Essentia Protein Solutions is targeting the premium pet food market with a new natural range of clean label meat-based proteins for pet food manufacturers. Essentia’s new brands are designed to deliver protein enrichment, taste enhancement, yield and texture improvements for any dog and cat food.

Nestlé Purina PetCare acquires majority share in pet nutrition business Tails.com

01 May 2018 --- Nestlé Purina PetCare has acquired a majority stake in Tails.com, a UK-based, direct-to-consumer, tailor-made dog nutrition business. With the growth of personalized pet nutrition rising rapidly, Nestlé Purina’s shareholding in this digital-first business offers significant growth opportunities for both companies.

ADM debuts new yeast protein for pets and opens US enzyme lab

24 Apr 2018 --- ADM Animal Nutrition is launching a versatile yeast protein for dogs and cats with an amino acid profile similar to an egg, making it an ideal complementary or replacement protein source for pets: Versity.

Kemin launches antimicrobial solution for feed in Russia

13 Mar 2018 --- Kemin Industries has launched Sal CURB B liquid in Russia. The powerful antimicrobial solution product brings a special synergistic combination of surface-active agents and powerful antimicrobial compounds in feed.

Pet food innovation: Frutarom develops solution for salmon oil protection

13 Mar 2018 --- Frutarom Food Protection Division has launched SubSTAR, a line of customized formulations for salmon oil oxidation management for pet foods.

Mars Petcare makes US$100m investment in next generation of pet care

12 Mar 2018 --- Mars Petcare has unveiled two new programs to support start-up innovation and the next generation of disruptors in the pet care industry. Leap Venture Studio (Leap) in partnership with Michelson Found Animals and R/GA is the first accelerator focused on the future of pet care, and Companion Fund is a US$100 million venture capital fund in partnership with Digitalis Ventures.

Natural pet food advance: General Mills acquires Blue Buffalo in US$8bn deal

27 Feb 2018 --- Cereal giant General Mills has agreed to buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products in a deal worth US$8 billion. The definitive agreement establishes General Mills as the leader in the US Wholesome Natural pet food category, leveraging in the rapidly growing pet food industry and accelerates its portfolio reshaping strategy.

Nestle Purina announces plans to invest US$120 million in new US factory

28 Sep 2017 --- Nestlé Purina PetCare Company has announced that it is to open a factory and distribution center in Hartwell, Georgia, US. The Hartwell site will be Purina’s 21st factory in the US and the first new factory there in 20 years.

BRC publishes new guidance on food packaging

22 Aug 2017 --- Brand and consumer protection organization, BRC Global Standards has published the first edition of food packaging materials guidance. It’s geared towards achieving a common understanding, terminology and point of reference for good practice for businesses involved in the delivery of food and to prevent substances from packaging materials from getting into food.

Nestle Purina Publishes Shared Value Report, Advances in Pet Nutrition

30 Jun 2017 --- Nestlé Purina has released its 2016 Creating Shared Value report for the Americas, demonstrating how the company is making a positive impact for pets, people and the planet.

UK MPs Pass Sugar Tax

26 Apr 2017 --- UK MPs have approved the Finance Bill, which incorporates legislation enabling the introduction of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in April 2018. 

Tesco: First UK Retailer Offering Range of Fresh Pet Food

08 Mar 2017 --- Tesco has upped the gourmet stakes for Britain’s pet owners - with the introduction of a full range of high quality fresh pet food.

ADM Partners with University of Illinois for Companion Animal Research & Development

10 Feb 2017 --- ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), has teamed up with the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, a renowned leader in animal science and pet nutrition, to further develop and enhance ADM’s portfolio of high-quality pet food ingredients and premixes.

Special Report: Humanization of Cats and Dogs Powers Pet Industry

06 Feb 2017 --- Vox pop a random group of people and ask what they most associate with the corporate giant Mars? Most would probably say the eponymously named Mars bar. Some business savvy respondents might add Snickers, Galaxy or even Uncle Ben’s rice. But very few are likely to mention the corporate giant’s Whiskas or Pedigree pet food brands or its pet healthcare business.

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.

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.