Pet 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.

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

28 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.

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