Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Magazine: The Science of Food SafetyPetfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Magazine: The Science of Food Safety
Potential contamination, formulation errors, quality issues, presence of foreign material A vast list of issues continues to prompt animal nutrition product recalls. Despite unprecedented levels of technology and accountability, pet food safety remains a top concern for animal nutrition brands and impassioned consumers. Although theres always a margin for error, comprehensive pet food safety management systems have helped elevate the industry to produce some of the safest, most nutritious products available. Takeaways include: *Companies must maintain a focus on and commitment to developing a strong food safety culture. *Mishandling or ignoring a disgruntled customer can cause immense damage to brand reputation. *Environmental testing can be divided into baseline and routine, special and investigative purposes.
July 7, 2015
Table of Contents
Effective Pet Food Safety Management Dont Forget the Soft Stuff
by David Primrose
Many pet food safety management systems emphasize hard science; however, the human element cannot be overlooked.
Nightmare on Pet Food Street: How to Avoid Epic Fails When Handling Horrifying Customer Claims
by Melissa Brookshire, D.V.M.
The electronic age adds to the urgency of animal nutrition brands being prepared to address the boldest consumer inquiries.
The Role of Testing in a Food Safety Program for Pet Food Manufacturers
by Matt Nichols
Testing by itself doesnt constitute a food safety program, but adds value when incorporated into a comprehensive strategy.
The Emerging Regulatory Crisis for Pet Food Ingredients
by George A. Burdock, Ph.D.
Thanks to a regulatory loophole, hundreds of current animal nutrition ingredients may be in jeopardy of suddenly not meeting federal requirements
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