But safety measures may make its use in animal feed too expensive and retailers fear a consumer backlashThe European Union hopes to ease the cost of protein used to make pig and poultry feed by lifting a ban on byproducts imposed during the mad cow disease outbreak over a decade ago. The change would come at a time of heightened consumer concern about food safety in Europe after it was discovered that
Chicago | Reuters – Black short-haired kitty Astra, one of millions of pets acquired during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, had to go without salmon-flavored Whiskas treats that were sold out at stores in New Orleans this month. Loki, an Alaskan malamute dog in Ontario, Canada, did not have his usual Royal Canin kibble in
Poncho was a “neighbourhood combo” mutt with short legs and a long body. Legs churning, he’d come within inches of the three-wheeler tire time and time again as the grandkids puttered around the farmyard. Poncho is long in the “happy hunting grounds” but he lives on in every bag of kibble that bears his name.
Reuters — Midwestern Pet Foods is expanding a recall to include several more products sold under its Sportmix brand and other labels after at least 70 dogs died and 80 others are known to have become ill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The food was found to have potentially unsafe levels of
A Toronto-area investment firm billed as “the pet industry’s merchant bank” has bought control of its fifth Canadian maker of frozen raw pet foods in three years. Mississauga-based Dane Creek Capital Corp., the 70 per cent controlling shareholder in United Raw Pet Foods, announced Thursday that United Raw has bought Tollden Farms of Kemptville, Ont.
Prices for feed pulses have dropped over the last month as farmers have turned to the feed market as the only buyer, according to a trader. “Regular processors aren’t buying as many low-grade lentils, so guys are tired of sitting on them. So you’re starting to see them come to the feed market,” said Jay
Once considered pet food, kangaroo meat could soon be sold to China as a luxury product, to encourage Chinese consumers to do something few Australians will — eat it. With a booming middle class, China’s appetite for meat is expected to rise nearly 17 per cent over the next eight years, the World Trade Organization
The six-year-old initiative connects consumers and farmers through buying clubs and pickup sites. Customers place and pay for the orders online and later pickup their order at a site set up by the buying club in that area. Last year, there were four sites in Winnipeg and one in Starbuck. But organizers are now adding
Reuters / The quality of last year’s drought-hit U.S. corn harvest remains under scrutiny because of worries about toxins that flourish in dry weather, despite improved test results for export shipments. The U.S. Grains Council, which works to promote exports, said in a report on Wednesday that 77.8 per cent of corn samples tested at
Iowa has dropped a requirement that all milk received in the state be tested for aflatoxin, the toxic byproduct of a mould that attacks corn during a drought, the state’s Agriculture Department said March 1. Aflatoxin was more prevalent than usual in the 2012 U.S. corn harvest, which was hit by the biggest drought in