Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/03/2013 -- Recently Dan Flynn, writer for Food Safety News, just highlighted the concern of pet owners in the US. More than 8,500 cats and dogs in the United States have died from eating contaminated pet food in the last seven years. Ever since, American consumers have been fearful and suspicious about the seemingly chaotic pet-food industry.
TraceGains will host FSMA webinar on December 13 to help those in the petfood and animal feed industries prepare for the Food Safety Modernization Act. Link to register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/737742854. The proposed requirements dictate a substantial upgrade of the current regulatory standard. Marc Sanchez will co-present the webinar with TraceGains.
Pet food industry sales of dog and cat food reached $19 billion in 2012. That represents nearly 8 million tons of dog and cat food, treats and mixers. Americans buy that much pet food because they care for more than 75 million dogs and almost 85 million cats.
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