143 Salmonella cases tied to pig ear dog chews from 3 firms

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its report on its ongoing investigation into Salmonella infections connected to pig ear dog treats.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials updated their report on the federal agency’s continuing investigation into Salmonella infections connected to recalled pig ear dog treats. As of August 27, the Centers for Disease Control reported 143 cases of human infection by Salmonella enterica related to exposure to pig ear dog treats. Of these, 33 people were hospitalized. Many of the Salmonella infections in people have proven to be resistant to multiple drugs. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “143 Salmonella Cases Tied to Pig Ear Dog Chews from 3 Firms.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 12 Sept. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8480-salmonella-cases-tied-to-pig-ear-dog-chews-from-3-firms.

Khapra beetle: Pet food risk from Asia dry foods pest

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.

3 ways eggs provide complete protein in dog food

Eggs can serve in various ways because the amino acid profile of egg protein matches dogs’ biological needs.


Eggs can serve as dog food protein sources in several ways. In conventional dog foods, eggs serve to fortify an already balanced amino acid blend, said speakers at Petfood Forum China 2019. Secondly, eggs can fill an amino acid gap left by fresh meat, chicken meal and peas in grain-free pet foods, they said. Aside from supporting roles, eggs served as the main protein source in SquareEgg, a meat-free dog food introduced at SuperZoo 2019. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “3 Ways Eggs Provide Complete Protein in Dog Food.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 31 Aug. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8460-ways-eggs-provide-complete-protein-in-dog-food.