7 kibble extrusion challenges for modern dog, cat food

As dog, cat and other pet owner demands change, so too do the demands on pet food extruder operators.

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As dog, cat and other pet owner demands change, so too do the demands on pet food extruder operators. The situation facing pet food extrusion divides into seven distinct challenges, Galen Rokey, process technology director for extruder manufacturer Wenger, said during the company’s Pet Food Process Technology Seminar in Singapore on October 1. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “7 Kibble Extrusion Challenges for Modern Dog, Cat Food.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 21 Oct. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8596-kibble-extrusion-challenges-for-modern-dog-cat-food.

Bioplastic, compostable bags: pet food packaging’s future?

More sustainable packaging materials are being developed that could make their way into the pet space.

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Sustainability has grown into a major force in pet food packaging. Pet owners want to know that their dog, cat or other pet’s food bag won’t end up floating in the Pacific, among other environmental concerns. While some sustainable packaging innovations are only available in other industries, recyclable and compostable packaging materials are available for pet food and treat makers. Meanwhile sustainable packaging innovations are being developed that could make their way into the pet space. Read more. 


Wall, Tim. “Bioplastic, Compostable Bags: Pet Food Packaging’s Future?” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 10 Oct. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8583-bioplastic-compostable-bags-pet-food-packagings-future.

African swine fever threatens pet food protein supply

As this virulent disease decimates China’s hog herd, it will affect the global supply of meat protein, experts said.

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The African swine fever (ASF) virus sweeping through China and other countries does not pose a direct threat to pets, humans or other non-porcine species, but its effect on the pork protein supply has significant ramifications for the overall global meat protein market, including protein sources for pet food. Read more.


Phillips-Donaldson, Debbie. “African Swine Fever Threatens Pet Food Protein Supply.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 4 Oct. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8557-african-swine-fever-threatens-pet-food-protein-supply.