Pet Food Manufacturing

Pet food manufacturers are committed to providing pet parents with pet food options beyond what is typically represented on the grocery aisle through innovative formulation, processing, and ingredient technologies.

Pet Food Industry

The pet food industry’s regulations are demanding. Cross-contamination is a valid concern, so consistent equipment cleaning is crucial.

All pet foods, like human foods, should be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled.

In addition, canned pet foods must be processed in conformance with the low acid canned food regulations to ensure the pet food is free of viable microorganisms.

Pet owners are becoming more aware that pet food and homemade food consist of separate nutritional elements and that pets need to be fed a diverse range of food as part of an adequate diet.

The demand for transparency during the purchase of pet foods has increased among pet owners, owing to the ongoing concerns about pet health.

Governments of numerous countries have taken initiatives to promote the use of safe and healthy ingredients to improve the overall wellness of pets.

The pet food industry can be segmented by:

  • Animal type
  • Product
  • Ingredient type
  • Sales channel
  • Pricing type
  • Geography

The world’s largest pet food markets are in the United States, France, Japan, and Germany, accounting for over half of the sales in pet food.

Factors such as premiumization, urbanization, and humanization contribute to the growth on a global level; the pet food industry has witnessed steady development.

At the same time, the pet food industry is changing quickly, and pet food manufacturers need to keep up to fulfill more conscious consumer demands.

Pets today are considered more and more as family members and pet owners want to purchase only the best for their beloved animal companions.

Other pet food industry trends are the strong growth of online retail, the need for sustainability, and the advent of alternative protein sources.

There is a growing concern about food and its impact on health and the effects of production systems on animal welfare and the environment. Optimization of efficiency and productivity within such constraints are essential objectives. Innovative and sustainable animal nutrition technologies are adapted to feed a growing world.

Reduced human interaction and growing economic stability are leading to an increase in the adoption of pets which will have a positive impact on the global pet food industry.

Inside a pet food processing company

The increasing tendency to humanize pets is encouraging demand for pet food as pet owners are concerned about the diet and wellness of their pets.

There is an increase in preference for pet food that helps to keep pets fuller for a longer time, reduces canine food allergies, and ensures healthier skin and shinier coats. Pet food companies are anticipating these trends.

The largest pet food manufacturers

The global pet food industry is growing, and the largest pet food manufacturers in the world are dominating the pet food market.

  • Mars Inc.
  • Nestle Purina Petcare
  • J.M Smucker
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc.
  • Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Beaphar
  • WellPet LLC
  • Diamond Pet Foods
  • PetGuard
  • Harringtons

Pet food news consists of trends impacting the bulk pet food processing industry from ingredients, formulation, operations, and food safety.

Current and future food trends influence pet food and pet treats formulations and sales, how pet owners impact the pet food industry, and growing pet food niches.

Bulk Handling of Pet Food

Pet food industry news will provide in-depth coverage of food safety issues, processing and ingredient technologies, and consumer trends affecting pet food production processes.

Pet food industry magazines are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive information and knowledge that pet food professionals can use, with insight and analysis to stay ahead of the competition, improve performance and meet goals and challenges.

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Chris has been working at Spiroflow for over 10 years and is currently in the role of technical sales manager. He handles all the technical drawings and specifications during the sale and aides our drawing office while the equipment is designed, he also assists the manufacturing department with the build. His vast knowledge of powder handling and mechanical design is why he is involved in every aspect of designing our powder handling solutions.
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Matthew Bailey – Technical Lead

Matthew is a mechanical engineer holding an honours degree from the Auckland University of Technology and has been responsible for BFM® Global’s product development, testing and compliance programme for almost 5 years. Matt’s experience is centered on the powder handling industry with a specific focus on flexible connectors, and all the compliance requirements around them. From food to pharmaceutical and all industries in between, Matt works with our Distributor partners, end users and OEMs from Europe, Asia and the Americas to solve application challenges. He regularly attends industry tradeshows around the world and understands the complex requirements of each different market.
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Julio Contreras is the Vice President of Sales at Sweet Manufacturing Company. With more than 21 years of expertise in the feed mill and industrial applications for material handling equipment. He also has an engineering background that allows him to dive deeper into projects and provide the best solution for their needs from an engineering perspective. Julio has contributed to Sweet through innovative product lines and, most importantly, the continuation of the company’s legacy. From small farm installations to some of the most significant installations globally, he has experience working with a variety of customers to deliver solutions for their applications.
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