Explore How Pet Food Is Made (Video)
Apr 13, 2017 - 11:39:11 AM
From the ingredient supplier to a pet's bowl, PFI members implement rigorous practices to advance food safety and nutrition. While following strict regulatory oversight, pet food and treat makers are working to ensure they have reliable and trusted ingredient suppliers, maintain hygienic and secure facilities, conduct inspections and testing of ingredients, monitor the manufacturing of the food and provide traceability assurances during packaging.
The new PFI resources walk through this journey and inform pet lovers about the process of bringing food to dog's or cat's bowls.
"Pet lovers have questions about their dog's or cat's nutritional needs and PFI is here to provide straightforward answers," said Cathleen Enright, PhD, president and CEO of PFI. "For PFI members, bringing transparency to the pet food manufacturing process is just one way we can help support pet ownership."
Enright added that they hope content like this will make pet ownership easier because there are a wide variety of benefits to having a pet.
"Data shows that companion animals provide mental and physical benefits for humans," Enright said. "By providing concise information in one central location we hope we promote responsible pet ownership that will benefit both pets and people."
A 90-second video following the journey of how pet food is made is available via http://www.petfoodinstitute.
ABOUT PET FOOD INSTITUTE
Since 1958, the Pet Food Institute has been the voice of the U.S. pet food and treat makers. PFI is the industry's representative before Congress and state legislatures, as well as state and federal agencies; public education and media relations resource; organizer of seminars and educational programs; and liaison with other organizations. PFI represents the companies that make 98 percent of U.S. dog and cat food and treat products, an industry with more than $28 billion in U.S. retail sales and $1.3 billion in exports in 2016.