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Pet food manufacturers in US and Canada

Discussion in 'Commercial Food' started by Caro, May 29, 2019.

  1. Caro

    Caro Moderator

    Jan 14, 2009
    In light of recent issues with pet food, the Pet Nutrition Alliance has published information on all pet food manufacturers in the US and Canada. The PNA is made up of American Veterinary Nutrition and Vet Medicine Associations plus WSAVA (World Small Animal Vet Assoc).

    The (self-reported) information shows
    -if a Nutritionist is on staff or formulated the product,
    -if manufacture is done in-house or contracted out, what percentage and by whom
    -if the manufacturing plant is wholly owned or shared
    -if they meet AAFCO levels.

    There's a lot who didn't respond (I guess because it's the first time it has been done), but it's still interesting.
  2. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    Thanks for the post, Caro.
    Since I was feeding Hills for a while and they have more and more recalls... I don't think this study really helped.
    With their seemingly high scores... I do not trust them anymore...

    Hill’s Yes Employs full-time ACVN diplomates, full-time nutritionists with PhD and MS in animal nutrition Owns 96%
    Caro likes this.
  3. Sandy in CT

    Sandy in CT Premium Member

    Aug 5, 2018
    I switched to Fromm and am happy. Too many issues with too many big companies (yes, they do supply a larger percentage). I got the ingredients I wanted, lacking in ingredients I was avoiding, not manufactured by some other plant, nothing sourced from China, nutrition levels within the range of what I wanted for Brodie.

    They did not respond to anything from that site, but all the information is on Fromm's website.
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