The latest on pet food
Pet food continues to be an ongoing source of news, and pet food politics an ongoing source of interest:
- The FDA reports and classifies pet food recalls on a dedicated website. There have only been a few recalls recently, but for the big picture, check the recall archive.
- US pet spending grew at double rate of household income. Pet owners in the United States spent US$87 billion on pets in 2018, up from 2013’s US$57.8 billion according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey of Consumer Finances data analyzed by MagnifyMoney.
- Blog: 2020 outlook: Top human food trends, insights for pet food: Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor of Pet Food Industry: Pet food in 2020 and beyond can look to human food trends like storytelling, sustainability and ones focused on ingredients and customization.
- 35 lawsuits combine over Hill’s vitamin D dog food recall: A Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 35 lawsuits against Hill’s Pet Nutrition into a single federal legal action.
- Pet Food Processing is another useful source of news and information.
Comment: My book with Malden Nesheim, Feed Your Pet Right, is actually an analysis of the pet food industry. It came out in 2010 but holds up pretty well, I think, as a means for understanding recent events in pet food politics.