Product recalls associated with pet food have sparked calls for heightened safety controls by industry stakeholders, regulators and consumers.
Pet food manufacturers face a number of challenges such as: proper temperature monitoring, raw material sourcing and product design, traceability, sanitation methods, and standardizing industry best practices. Meeting these and other unforeseen challenges are key for pet food companies to maintain consumer trust and loyalty in the expanding global marketplace.
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Ash, fat, crude fiber, dietary fiber, moisture, protein, non nitrogenous extracts
Carbohydrates, total, soluble & insoluble dietary fiber, fatty acid profiles, proteins & amino acids, fat soluble vitamins including A,D, K1 & E, Vitamins B & C groups
Calcium, copper, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc
Heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides
BHA/BHT, free fatty acids, peroxide value, iodine value, nitrogen solubility index (NSI), protein dispersibility index (PDI), potassium sorbate/sorbate acid
- Pathogens: Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus Cereus, Campylobacter SPP, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Listeria Monocytogenes, Yersinia-Enterocolitica
- Indicators: Aerobic Plate Count, Total Anaerobic Count, Sulphite-Reducing Anaerobes, Enterobacteriaceae, Yeast & Mold (2-Day), HTEB