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    Lower pet foods sales contributed to a first fiscal quarter overall net sales decrease of 5 percent for the J.M. Smucker Company compared to 2016, said Mark Smucker, president and CEO, in the companies’ earnings conference call on August 23. “Net sales for our pet foods segment decreased 6 percent, reflecting unfavorable volume mix,” said...

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    A new research and business center in St. Louis, Missouri, USA will explore the use of eggs and other chicken products in pet food. IsoNova Technologies will open the IsoNova Innovation Center in September. The Innovation Center will focus on using eggs and dehydrated chicken products in wet pet food and treat applications. In addition, the layout...

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    An American Feed Industry Association official chided FDA for releasing a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) guidance document on August 24 with little time to ensure pet food industry compliance by September 19. “The release of the draft guidance document, ‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Food for Animals,’ today by FDA is very welcomed,...

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    On August 8, the American Kennel Club (AKC) Board of Directors unanimously approved a new Canine Legislation Position Statement on Pet Choice. The statement (below) takes a strong stand in support of pet choice, education and responsible pet selection as a foundation for successful long-term pet ownership. It also affirms AKC’s opposition to legislation that...