Genetic testing boosts pet food ingredient traceability

Genetic testing of pet foods may affirm marketing claims, while defending dog, cat and other pet food companies from lawsuits and scandals.

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Dog, cat and other pet owners increasingly want assurance that the animal protein listed on a pet food’s ingredient deck really appears in the kibble, paté or other variety. Likewise, pet owners demand security that unlisted species aren’t present, especially when pets have allergies. During the past few years, several lawsuits and other negative issues arose because of unwanted species being present or labeled ingredients being absent. What’s more, some pet foods include animal proteins from specific regions, which creates demands for traceability. Genetic testing of pet foods may affirm marketing claims, while defending dog, cat and other pet food companies from lawsuits and scandals. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Genetic Testing Boosts Pet Food Ingredient Traceability.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 11 Nov. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8675-genetic-testing-boosts-pet-food-ingredient-traceability.

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