This invasive species threatening global food security may also impact the pet food industry.
New research on the Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) finds that the known dry foods pest is severely threatening global food security, which could impact the pet food industry, as well. It is classified as one of the top 100 invasive species on the planet, due to its ability to survive for long periods of time as a diapausing (dormant) larva, making its spread through vessels and international trade highly effective. Read more.
Sipra, Hassaan. “Khapra Beetle: Pet Food Risk from Asia Dry Foods Pest.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 6 Sept. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8467-khapra-beetle-pet-food-risk-from-asia-dry-foods-pest.