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ProFood Tech Is the Processing Show for the Pet Food Industry

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ProFood Tech Is the Processing Show for the Pet Food Industry

pet foodContinuous advances in animal nutrition spur new products in the market, including special science diets, organic, natural and refrigerated products. Traditionally, consumers are willing to pay premiums for pet food, regardless of the economy. ProFood Tech provides a hands-on look at the solutions to the challenges pet food processors face in a surprisingly demanding market.



Pet Food Industry News

Personalized pet food

A natural pet food and supplement company brings a holistic approach to whole food nutrition, offering pet owners the opportunity to customize their cat or dog’s diet through an online assessment. Upon receiving results, consumers can choose from among five diets either flash-frozen or fresh for convenience, along with supplementary nutrition products.



An automation makeover

Changing the industry through positive innovation that’s good for pets as well as the planet is the aim of a Pennsylvania-based processor of fresh, all-natural food for pets. Its new SQF-approved facility reduces headcount and improves throughput and safety via an equipment upgrade.



Processing pet pâtés and stews

A British Colombia pet food manufacturer known for using organic, non-GMO, human-grade ingredients and environmentally conscious production processes took its commitment to sustainability another step forward, debuting pâtés and stews in eco-friendly retortable cartons.



New Plant, New Process

A pet food nutrient blend manufacturer upgraded its manufacturing process, installed an automated bulk bag unloading/filling system and simplified operations while delivering greater efficiency, accuracy and safety.



Cans can (at least in the U.S.)

North Americans love their pets, and grocery stores shelves hold a dazzling array of brands and package types. In the U.S., metal cans remain the number-one choice for pet food manufacturers, but Canada sees flexible packaging making significant in-roads.