Communicate to Ensure Quality

Proud of your new product? Set and communicate benchmarks to ensure quality on the factory floor

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Nobody knows your product the way you do. What you create in your commercial kitchen or bench-top is a guideline to what your own plant or co-manufacturer will produce for you. If you leave out any details, they will too. Read more.


Seaton, Nancy Jo. “Communicate to Ensure Quality.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 14 June 2021, http://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/125656-communicate-to-ensure-quality.

Novel protein sources for future pet foods, less meat

High-meat and human-grade marketing claims grew in popularity over the past few decades, but researchers warned that the pet food industry will need to focus on protein sources that don’t compete with human foods, while efficiently using resources and minimizing environmental pollution and habitat loss.

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Pet food producers may need to adopt novel pet food proteins as adaptions to economic and ecosystemic changes. High-meat and human-grade marketing claims grew in popularity over the past few decades, but researchers warned that the pet food industry will need to focus on protein sources that don’t compete with human foods, while efficiently using resources and minimizing environmental pollution and habitat loss. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Novel Protein Sources for Future Pet Foods, Less Meat.” PetfoodIndustrycom RSS, PetfoodIndustry.com, 9 June 2021, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/10348-novel-protein-sources-for-future-pet-foods-less-meat.

Spring 2021 pet food and treat new product trends

These new pet products followed dog and cat food trends such as hemp, healthy indulgence with treats, superpremiumization, raw and functional pet food ingredients.

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In the first months of 2021, as the pandemic continued worldwide, pet food and treat sales remained strong in the U.S. as people continued bonding with the pets who had accompanied them through movement restrictions. Many of those pets were new, and likewise among those sales were new pet foods and treats released in the early part of 2021. These new products followed dog and cat food trends such as hemp, healthy indulgence with treats, superpremiumization, raw and functional pet food ingredients. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Spring 2021 Pet Food and Treat New Product Trends.” PetfoodIndustrycom RSS, PetfoodIndustry.com, 20 May 2021, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/10295-spring-2021-pet-food-and-treat-new-product-trends.