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Customers are being warned over the posible health risk from products they have bought froms major UK supermarkets including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Co-op.

Salmonella poisoning, food allergies and glass are just some of the reasons behind a number of urgent product recalls across the UK.

We’ve rounded up the latest products to be recalled.

If you have bought any of the items mentioned below, you need to be aware of these possible health risks.

Co-op Irresistible Carrot Cake and Irresistible Coffee and Walnut Cake

Co-op is recalling Irresistible Carrot Cake and Irresistible Coffee and Walnut Cake because the products may contain pieces of glass. The possible presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details: 

Co-op Irresistible Carrot Cake

  • Best before: 14 March 2021

Co-op Irresistible Coffee and Walnut Cake

  • Best before:20 March 2021

Lidl GB recalls Crownfield Wholegrain Wheat Bixies

Lidl GB is recalling Crownfield Wholegrain Wheat Bixies 36 as they may contain pieces of plastic. The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 720g
  • Best before: 10 January 2022, 11 January 2022, and 12 January 2022

Co-op British 12 Beef Meatballs 

Co-op is recalling British 12 Beef Meatballs because the product may contain pieces of plastic. The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 350g
  • Use by: 05 March 2021

S.M. Pickles of Glastonbury

S.M. Pickles of Glastonbury is recalling several pickled products and vinegar mix because they may contain mustard which is not mentioned on the label. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

S.M. Pickles Pickled onions

  • Pack size: All types and sizes
  • Batch code: All batches
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 19 October 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

S.M. Pickles Pickled eggs

  • Pack size: All types and sizes
  • Batch code: All batches
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 19 October 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

S.M. Pickles Pickled shallots

  • Pack size: All types and sizes
  • Batch code: All batches
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 19 October 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

S.M. Pickles Pickled beetroot

  • Pack size: All types and sizes
  • Batch code: All batches
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 19 October 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

S.M. Pickles Pickled cabbage

  • Pack size: All types and sizes
  • Batch code: All batches
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 19 October 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

S.M. Pickles Pickled walnuts

  • Pack size: All types and sizes
  • Batch code: All batches
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 19 October 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

S.M. Pickles Vinegar mix

  • Pack size:All types and sizes
  • Batch code: All batches
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 19 October 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

SFC Chicken products

SFC are recalling SFC Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Bucket because Salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details: 

SFC Chicken Poppets

  • Pack size: 190g
  • Batch code: L 15520 L 13720
  • Best before: 24 September 2021

SFC Chicken Poppets

  • Pack size: 190g
  • Batch code: L13720
  • Best before: 31 October 2021

SFC Chicken Poppets

  • Pack size: 190g
  • Batch code: PKW008A
  • Best before: 28 February 2022

SFC Chicken Poppets

  • Pack size: 190g
  • Batch code: PKW011A
  • Best before: 28 February 2022

SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket

  • Pack size: 650g
  • Batch code: L19720
  • Best before: 28 November 2021

Boots Multivitamins

Boots are recalling multivitamin supplements because they were incorrectly packeged. As a reult, vitamin K is not present in the supplement and iron has been incorrectly aded instead.

This affects multivitamins sold between 12 and 19 January 2021 only.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 180 tablets
  • Batch code: 1805 and 1806
  • Best before: end of November 2022

Birchwood XXL Pork Mince (Lidl)

Lidl GB is recalling Birchwood XXL Pork Mince (12% Fat) as it may contain pieces of plastic. The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 1kg
  • Use by: 13 February 2021

Patisserie Carrot Cake Muffin (Waitrose)

Waitrose is recalling Patisserie Carrot Cake Muffin 2S because it contains walnut (nuts) which is not mentioned on the label due to a labelling error.

Product details:

  • Best before: 05 February 2021
  • Allergens: Nuts (walnut)

Pasta Evangelists Fresh Basil Pesto

Pasta Evangelists is recalling Fresh Basil Pesto because it contains pistachio (nuts) which is not mentioned on the label making it a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to pistachio.

The product is exclusively sold in Marks & Spencer.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 140 g
  • Use by: 03 February 2021
  • Allergens: Nuts (pistachio nut)

Chilled and frozen seafood products

A range of seafood products are being recalled by leading UK supermarkets amid salmonella concerns.

Sainsbury’s, Co-op, Asda and Waitrose are all recalling a variety of seafood products asking customers to return affected items to the shop where they were bought. 

The Food Standards agency (FSA) has issued a warning, calling for several chilled and frozen products to be returned.

Sainsburys:

  • Sainsbury’s Mussels (chilled), pack size 150g, all best before date codes
  • Sainsbury’s Cockles (chilled), pack size 90g, all best before date codes
  • Sainsbury’s Seafood Selection (chilled), pack size 200g, all best before date codes
  • Sainsbury’s Cooked Mussels (frozen), pack size 300g, all best before date codes
  • Sainsbury’s Seafood Selection (frozen), pack size 300g, all best before date codes

Co-op:

  • Co-op Cooked Mussels (chilled), pack size 140g, all best before date codes
  • Co-op Cooked Seafood Selection (frozen), pack size 300g, all best before date codes

Asda:

  • Asda Seafood Selection (Mussels, Seafood Bites and King Prawns) (chilled), pack size 240g, best before dates: 22, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 January 2021
  • Asda Cooked Mussels (chilled), pack size 150g, best before dates: 22, 23, 24, 26, 26, 27 and 28 January 2021

Waitrose:

  • Waitrose Essential Frozen Seafood Selection (King Prawns, Mussels and Squid Rings) (frozen), pack size 250g, all best before dates up to and including the end of January 2022
  • Waitrose Essential Cooked Seafood Selection (Mussels, King Prawns and Squid) (chilled), pack size 200g, all use by dates from 20 December 2020 to 20 January 2021

Mars Petcare PEDIGREE UK dog food

Mars Petcare UK is recalling several of its dog food products because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum permitted intake.

Product details:

CHAPPIE Complete Chicken & Wholegrain Dry Dog Food

  • Pack size: 3kg
  • Batch code: 045F9MIN05
  • Best before: 11 May 2022

PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Original

  • Pack size: 3kg
  • Batch code: 046E9MIN05 046F9MIN05 048A9MIN05
  • Best before: 12 February 2022 20 February 2022 22 February 2022

PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original

  • Pack size: 10kg
  • Batch code: 046E9MIN08 047C9MIN08
  • Best before: 12 February 2022 17 February 2022

PEDIGREE Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original

  • Pack size: 10kg
  • Batch code: 046E9MIN08 047C9MIN08
  • Best before: 12 February 2022 17 February 2022

PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken & Vegetables

  • Pack size: 12kg
  • Batch code: 046C9MIN08 046D9MIN08 046E9MIN08
  • Best before: 10 February 2022 11 February 2022 12 February 2022

PEDIGREE Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken & Vegetables

  • Pack size: 2.6kg
  • Batch code: 045F9MIN05 047A9MIN05
  • Best before: 06 February 2022 15 February 2022

Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Taleggio

Tesco is recalling Tesco Finest Taleggio 200g because it contains Listeria monocytogenes.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 200g
  • Batch code: all
  • Use by: 25 January 2021

Sainsbury’s recalls Plant Pioneers 6 Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs

Sainsbury’s is recalling Plant Pioneers 6 Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs because some packs of the affected date codes contain pieces of metal. The recall affects England, Wales and Scotland and the presence of metal makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 300g
  • Use by: 06 January 2021 and 07 January 2021

Premier Selection Sweets recalls The Premier Selection Choc Nibs

Premier Selection Sweets is recalling The Premier Selection Choc Nibs, an assortment of chocolate, toffee and biscuit pieces because of a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy to hazelnuts.

Product details:

  • Pack size: All pack sizes
  • Best before: All dates up to and including 17 December 2021
  • Allergens: Nuts (hazelnut)

Tesco Finest Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts

Tesco is recalling a batch of Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts.

The product has been incorrectly packed with Tesco Finest Festive Fruit and Nut Selection which contains sulphur dioxide that is not mentioned on the label making it a possible health risk.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 225g
  • Batch code: L0075004
  • Best before: End: May 2021
  • Allergens: Sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites

Achachi Jelly Cups

Yekta Foods is recalling Achachi Jelly Cups because the products contain carrageenan which is not permitted as an ingredient in jelly confectionery products.

The reason for this is it represents a potential choking hazard. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are sellin the product. 

If you have bought the jelly cups individually then it will not include a batch code number or best before date.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 240 x 12g (Box) and 12g Single Jelly Cup
  • Batch code: All
  • Best before: All date codes

Nudie Snacks Salted Caramel Brownie Protein Balls

Buchanan Distribution Ltd is recalling Nudie Snacks Salted Caramel Brownie Protein Balls because they contain milk that is not listed on the label.

The product may be a possible health risk to consumers with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details:

  • Pack size: 42g
  • Batch code: SCL02
  • Best before: January 2021
  • Allergens: Milk

Red Hen Frozen Chicken products

Lidl has issued an urgent recall of its chicken products because salmonella contamination has been found in some of it’s the products in a batch.

Lidl said: “If you have bought any of the above products we advise you not to eat them.”

“Instead, if you are already making an essential trip to a Lidl GB store you can return the item for a full refund, with or without a receipt.

Product details: 

Red Hen Breaded Chicken Nuggets

  • Pack size: 450g
  • Best before: End: February 2022

Red Hen Southern Fried Chicken Pops

  • Pack size: 210g
  • Best before: 05 February 2022

Horseradish Relish

Windmill Organics is recalling Biona Organic Horseradish Relish because it contains mustard which is not mentioned on the label. Some jars have been incorrectly filled with Horseradish Mustard. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard.

Product details:

Biona Organic Horseradish Relish

  • Pack size: 125ml
  • Batch code: 83
  • Best before: 15 May 2021
  • Allergens: Mustard

Frozen raw dog food

Happy Hounds Wales Ltd is taking the precautionary step of recalling a number of raw dog food products because they may contain salmonella.

Customers who bought the affected products through the delivery service will be contacted. No other batch numbers are affected by this product recall.

Check if you have bought the affected batch of the Beef Products detailed above with the corresponding batch number and Return the products to happy hounds or shop for a full refund.

Beef Kidney 1kg Batch 962 Lamb and Beef 1kg sleeve Batch 962-966 chicken and beef 1kg sleeve Batch 1344-962 diced heart 1.5kg batch 962 whole heart batch 962.

Various roasted coffee beans 

Various roasted coffee beans covered in dark chocolate products have been recalled because they contain almonds (nuts) which are not mentioned on the label.

The affected products have been sold by a number of small retailers. A list of retailers and the products affected by this recall can be found in the attached consumer notice.

A full list of retailers selling the pruducts affected can be found here. 

Plant Based Loaded Potato Skins

Asda have recalled a single date code of Plant Based Loaded Potato Skins because the product contains milk which is not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The product has passed its ‘use by’ date, however it is suitable for home freezing.

Product details:

  • Name: Asda Plant Based Loaded Potato Skins
  • Pack size: 262g
  • Use by: November 12, 2020
  • Allergens: Milk

16 Spicy Chorizo Slices

Tesco has recalled its 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices 80g because the product contains Listeria monocytogenes.

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Product details:

  • Name: Tesco 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices
  • Pack size: 80g
  • Use by: December 19, 2020

Non-alcoholic Guinness Draught 0.0% 

Diageo Great Britain have recalled Guinness Draught 0.0%, (non-alcoholic), due to the possible presence of mould in the products.

Product details:

  • Name: Guinness Draught 0.0%
  • Pack size: 440ml Can 6×4 pk
  • Best before: 09 August 2021, 17 August 2021, 24 August 2021

Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ months

Nutricia is recalling Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ months because it may contain small pieces of blue plastic. The presence of plastic makes the product unsafe to eat.

Product details:

  • Name: Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry cereal 7+ months
  • Pack size: 200g
  • Best before: 07 July 2021

What’s Cooking? Lighter for You Meatballs 

Lidl GB is recalling What’s Cooking? Lighter for You Meatballs with Pasta and Spinach because a packaging error has occurred.

Some packets labelled as ‘Lighter for You Meatballs with Pasta and Spinach may contain chicken and mushroom pasta which contains milk not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details:

  • Name: What’s Cooking? Lighter for You Meatballs with Pasta and Spinach
  • Pack size: 550g
  • Best before: 05 January 2022
  • Allergens: Milk

Twix Ice-Cream Bars

Iceland have recalled Twix Barres Glacées (Twix Ice-Cream Bars) because they contain milk, wheat (gluten) and soya which are not mentioned in English on the label.

They may contain almonds and hazelnuts (nuts) and peanuts. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almonds or hazelnuts, nuts, and/or peanuts, and/or soya, and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and milk or milk constituents.

Product details:

  • Product name: Twix Barres Glacées (Twix Ice-Cream Bars)
  • Pack size: 18
  • Best before: June 30, 2021
  • Allergens: Gluten (wheat), Milk, Nuts (almond, hazelnut), Peanuts, Soya

Organic Cypriot Halloumi 

Waitrose & Partners have recalled Waitrose Duchy Organic Cypriot Halloumi because it contains milk which is not mentioned in English on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Product details:

  • Name: Waitrose Duchy Organic Cypriot Halloumi
  • Pack size: 225g
  • Batch code: BIO B0530A-3 CY0063
  • Best before: 31 May 2021
  • Allergens: Milk

Cooked Mussels

Sainsbury’s have recalled their frozen by Sainsbury’s Cooked Mussels because Salmonella has been found in some of the products in this batch.

Product details:

  • Name: by Sainsbury’s Cooked Mussels (frozen)
  • Pack size: 300g
  • Batch code: 2653152
  • Best before: 08 September 2021

Simply Mature White Cheddar 

Lidl GB is recalling Simply Mature White Cheddar as it may contain pieces of plastic. The possible presence of plastic makes this product unsafe to eat.

Product details:

  • Name: Simply Mature White Cheddar
  • Pack size: 900g
  • Best before: December 26, 2020

Milk Chocolate

Waitrose & Partners is recalling Waitrose No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49% because some products contain almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and soya which are not mentioned on the label.

Due to a packaging error, some products contain Waitrose No.1 Orange & Almond Chocolate instead.

This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and/or soya.

Product details: 

  • Name: Waitrose No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49%
  • Batch code: 0259
  • Best before/end: November 2021
  • Allergens: Nuts (almond, hazelnut), Soya

Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets

Lidl GB is recalling Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets (Stevia variant) because aspartame, (E951) is not mentioned on the label.

This means the product is a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).

Product details:

  • Name: Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets
  • Pack size: 100 tablets
  • Batch code: L 91424 C
  • Best before/end date: December 2022

Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken

Aldi have recalled Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken due to salmonella concerns.

Product details:

  • Name: Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken
  • Pack size: 210g
  • Batch code: L15320, L14720, L14820, L14920, L15020, L15120, L16020
  • Best before: May 25, 2022
  • Name: Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken
  • Pack size: 210g
  • Batch code: L15320, L14720, L14820, L14920, L15020, L15120, L16020
  • Best before: May 25, 2022

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Insect-based pet food news: Mars, Ynsect and Enviroflight

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Like the insects themselves that pop up in the spring, the insect-based animal feed ingredient suppliers and the products they use have been active lately. Mars Petcare plans to launch an insect-based cat food, Lovebug, in the UK.

“We source our black soldier fly larvae from Protix in the Netherlands,” a Mars Petcare representative wrote in an email. “The insects we use and the process that the insects and pet food are passed through are all designed to produce safe and nutritious food for your cat. Protix attaches great importance to improving animal welfare. This starts from the breeding phase to the final processing phase. The larvae are well cared for, protected and allowed to express normal insect behavior. Protix is ​​committed to the principles of animal welfare: freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from pain, injury or illness, freedom to express normal behavior, freedom from fear and need. “

In addition to taking into account the insect’s well-being and agricultural impacts on ecosystems, Lovebug insect-based cat food packaging aims to reduce resource consumption.

“Lovebug packaging is made of paper and can be recycled through paper recycling streams,” she said. “Paper is collected for recycling through the vast majority of the recycling services provided by the UK Council. Just make sure the bag is empty before you put it in the trash. This guide currently only applies to the UK. “

Latest news on insect-based pet food ingredients

On April 13th, Ÿnsect announced the takeover of Protifarm, a Dutch manufacturer of ingredients for mealworms in Ermelo, east of Amsterdam. The Ϋnsect systems in France produce Protein and oil from mealworms (Tenebrio molitor), which can be used in the pet food industry.

On April 14th, EnviroFlight of Darling Ingredients announced plans to develop a research and development and business center in Apex, North Carolina, USA. The facility will focus on black soldier flies and their larvae. Those responsible at EnviroFlight are planning to start construction in April. They expect the research center for insect-based pet food ingredients to be up and running in early 2022. The facility will conduct research to expand the knowledge base for alternative uses of fly fly larvae (BSFL) in animal health, animal nutrition, cosmetics and other product development areas. EnviroFlight has its first manufacturing facility in Maysville, Kentucky, USA.

The emerging insect-based pet food industry looks at ecology

From previous reports:

Ecologists suggested that insect farms focus on developing ideal sustainability practices before then Ingredient for insect-based pet food The industry is growing too big to change easily. In the meantime, arthropod farmers want to do just that insects fully automated pilot plant in France, where the company produces Protein and oil from mealworms (Tenebrio molitor).

“Why not great from the start?” Åsa Berggren, professor of ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciencessaid. “Think about sustainability now because it is easier than once [insect farms] are already built. “

Berggren and her colleagues wrote a paper identifying areas where emerging insect farming needs more research to establish best practices for sustainability. Trends in ecology and evolution published the paper.

Native insects as a source of protein for pet food

For one, insect farms should be wary of possible environmental impacts from refugees, she said. Faulty insects can become invasive species.

Cattle, carp, horses and pigs started out as domesticated animals in the US but are now causing environmental damage in areas where they have escaped captivity. These invasive species and many other alien plants and animals cost the United States nearly $ 120 billion each year Ecological economy.

“The problem is having non-native insects in abundance,” Berggren said. “So if they escape, they could do serious harm.”

Using native insect species would be a safer choice for farms than raising species that could escape and compete with native insects, she said.

For example, insect and oil producer insectnsect breeds yellow mealworms on an insect basis. These arthropods are native to France and many other regions where they have been bred as fishing bait for decades, said Constant Motte, manager of business development at Ynsect.

Even for native species, escaped insects could cause problems of literally biblical proportions (locusts are edible, by the way).

Thousands of escaped native insects would still cause sudden environmental shock and could cause localized environmental damage, Berggren said.

In the case of mealworms, the age of the insects limits their chances of escape.

“We raise them in narrow buildings and our insects, mostly in the larval phase, cannot escape their shells,” he said. “It’s a fantastic insect that likes to be raised in a high-density social setting and that cannot fly or jump in the larval phase because it has no wings or legs. The risk of escaping from this closed building is insignificant. “

Energy consumption in insect breeding

Raising native insects with maximum security could still harm the environment if the energy used to maintain these facilities comes from fossil fuels. In January, conventional livestock breeding in a Lancet Commission report The environmental and health costs of animal protein production were determined. Instead, the report called for greater consumption of plant-based proteins. Animal welfare advocacy groups such as the American Feed Industry Association rejected the report.

Beyond the debate, however, the resources used to produce protein from animals have an impact on both the environment and the economy. Insects can offer a solution to this dilemma because of their potentially much lower resource requirements than mammals and poultry. At the same time, insects can provide a healthy selection of proteins and amino acids, as well as other nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids.

“Some studies have been done and insects are much better than cows and pigs,” Berggren said. “We can eat anything for the insects tested, in contrast to cows where we eat more or less only half the animal … Insects can eat things that humans and other animals cannot eat.”

Still, the resources used to raise insects need further study in order to find the optimal way to produce the most insect-based pet food ingredients with the least amount of fuel and feed, she said.

Ϋnsect grows mealworms on safe, controlled plant by-products that are not primarily intended for human consumption, Motte said.

“Insect expertise includes mealworm physiology to develop a specific diet blend that allows as little food as possible to be used for every kilo of mealworm,” he said. “The Molitor are known to be very energy efficient and retain protein from nutritious feed.”

Ϋnsect also tries to use as little energy as possible when processing these mealworms into protein and oil.

“The energy used to process the insects is very similar to making premium fishmeal,” said Motte. “The main differences are the protein source and the extraordinary freshness of the transformation process, as our insect larvae are transformed immediately after the bleaching process. similar to the shrimp industry.

“An important advantage of our technology is that there is no waste,” he said. “The whole larva is used.”

Even the excrement of the insects, called frass, can be used.

Renewable energy and fertilizer from the production of insect proteins

As Mad Max found out in Beyond Thunderdrome, pig manure can be used to generate energy from biogas.

Insect food can also be fermented into methane biogas, said Motte.

While methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, fully burned biogas can be climate-friendly as it does not release methane that is stored in old reservoirs.

“There is currently strong support in the EU for generating more biogas and bioenergy,” said Motte. “Frass could be used in this regard.

“The other option is to use Frass as a great organic fertilizer to bring organics back into the soil. We can then store carbon and create a stable humus that is needed for the fertility of agricultural soils.

“Ultimately, the use would depend on the energy mix in each country,” said Motte. “In France, where energy is heavily decarbonised by nuclear and hydropower, the use of fertilizers makes a lot of sense. In other countries where coal is the main source of energy, it could be environmentally relevant to use a mix of biogas and fertilizer applications. “

In view of this and other environmentally positive potentials of insect breeding, Berggren said she did not want to beat the industry. Instead, she is calling for more research to make sure the burgeoning bug business starts on the right foot, or in this case, half a meter.

Source * www.petfoodindustry.com – * https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/10196-insect-based-pet-food-news-mars-ynsect-and-enviroflight

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Canada tops US pet food exports 2020; China, Mexico up

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Canada imported the Great Dane’s share of pet food from the US in 2020, with the value of any other country more than double that. U.S. pet food exports to Canada topped $ 800 million for the first time in 2020 and rose from around $ 600 million in 2015. Victoria Broehm, communications director for the American Feed Industry Association, shared this and other data on the U.S. Census Bureau -Pets with food exports.

Top 6 US Pet Food Export Markets By Value

  1. Canada
  2. Japan
  3. Mexico
  4. Australia
  5. Hong Kong
  6. South Korea

Overall, U.S. pet food exports increased 5.6% in 2020 compared to 2019, from $ 1.62 billion to $ 1.7 billion.

“While US pet food exports increased in 2020, growth was slower than in 2019, when exports increased 11%,” Broehm said.

This growth in 2019 and 2020 continued the trend of increasing the export value of pet food over the past decade. In 2010, US pet food exports were $ 1.1 billion. While the pandemic may have changed the growth trajectory of pet food exports, this long-term growth trend could continue.

“As economies begin to recover and unemployment begins to fall, the rate of growth in US pet food exports could pick up somewhat,” she said. “Pet food is viewed as a luxury item in many countries, especially those where pet ownership or feeding complete pet foods are relatively new.”

In Mexico, as in other Latin American pet food markets, the humanization of pets continues to drive the premiumization of pet food, and U.S. pet food exports to Mexico have steadily increased in value over the past five years. Last year, US dog, cat and other pet food exports to China increased under the US-China Phase 1 Economic and Trade Agreement signed in January 2020. Under the deal, US pet food exports to China increased 197% from $ 10.9 million to $ 32.6 million.

Export of pet food in phase one

For China’s estimated 55 million pet dog and 44 million pet cat market, the Phase 1 agreement lifted an ingredient ban for ruminants and a related requirement for their polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The deal lifted a ban on products containing certain poultry ingredients. It can also reduce delays in registering pet food businesses in China by removing an audit requirement. However, China is maintaining US pet food tariffs and the complexity of product registration remains.

On June 15, a protocol to the US-China Phase 1 Economic and Trade Agreement, which the two countries signed in January, entered into force. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Phytosanitary Inspection (APHIS) and their Chinese counterparts have reached an agreement on the certificate language for U.S. pet food entry into the Chinese pet food market. This agreement enabled the development of a set process for exporting US pet food to China.

Developed by APHIS, this protocol facilitates the export of US pet foods containing ingredients derived from ruminants, a relic of the fear of the prion disease, mad cow disease. In the event that another animal disease breaks out, the protocol contains provisions on how poultry products can continue to be safely used in animal feed in the event of an outbreak of avian influenza or Newcastle disease. The trade agreement also removes procedural barriers such as questionnaires and facility audits.

Steps to Export U.S. Pet Food to China

US pet food companies will benefit greatly from the trade deal, said Peter Tabor, vice president of regulatory and international affairs for the pet food institute. He outlined three steps U.S. pet food companies can take in the short term.

  1. Review the trade agreement and APHIS protocol
  2. Schedule an APHIS inspection and get approved
  3. Start the product registration process in China

He recommended pet food companies act now if they want to export to China as the registration process is likely to take months. There can be a steep learning curve with the first products, but it should be much smoother than before once companies get the hang of it.

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‘New’ Natural Balance’s first moves may offer market clues| PetfoodIndustry.com

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When JM Smucker announced in December 2020 that it was selling its Natural Balance pet food business to investment firm Nexus Capital Management, I suspected (I’m sure it’s a super premium, traditionally animal specialty brand) didn’t quite match Smucker’s others Pet food brands featured on many channels.

In a recent interview with my colleague Tim Wall, Brian Connolly, now CEO of Natural Balance, confirmed this impression. “We’re targeting the pet specialty channel,” Connolly said. “That species got a little lost when it was owned by a large consumer goods company that was used to having brands that were widely used. Natural Balance in the Smucker portfolio was a bit orphaned in that sense. ”

Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of Connolly’s comments was, “We have absolutely no intention of going into the masses with this brand. This is a specialty brand for pets, and this is where we will continue to put our investments and energies. ”

Given how pet food distribution channels have changed and blurred over the past five to ten years, it is remarkable for an established brand to plant its flag and focus primarily on one channel, particularly one that traditionally is the The core or even the only home of Superpremium was pet food brands. Are there any indications of a possible resurgence of this channel, as well as other directions the pet food market could head?

The stationary pet specialty still has strong potential

Like most consumer goods companies, Natural Balance responded to the pandemic herd of many consumers on e-commerce and was successful in that channel too. In another interview with Dean Best of just-food.com, Connolly estimated that e-commerce now accounts for 25% to 30% of the company’s sales.

Nevertheless, the company also sees a robust future in the stationary pet specialty. To that end, Connolly’s new leadership team includes industry veterans with significant experience who work for retailers like Petco, PetSmart and Chewy, he said.

Connolly is a seasoned industry veteran himself. He founded Castor & Pollux, one of the first organic pet food lines in the world, and was a member of the board of directors of Merrick Pet Care after the acquisition of Castor & Pollux. Previously, he also held executive positions at Darford and Iams. So he knows the evolution of the industry and its brands and retail channels, which probably helps to gain insight into how the market will evolve further.

Connolly told Best that he believes pet food e-commerce “will continue on a structurally higher level than it would have without COVID-19,” but does not see the same level of online sales growth after the pandemic ahead. In-store shopping will be back in effect when life returns to normal (whatever that will be). “People who like to go out and shop and see different products and talk to the experts in pet stores will do that again,” said Connolly.

Hot pet food trends: herbal products

The new team at Natural Balance wasted no time introducing new products and launched a new Targeted Nutrition line for dog and cat food in early April 2021. The line consists of four formulations and meets many current trends and issues in pet food and functional ingredients. including prebiotics, joint and bone health, and overweight / obesity in pets. Connolly told Best that the company still has “ownership” of limited ingredient diets and identified Natural Balance as a pioneer in this category.

And in potentially another leadership position, Connolly said the company “has in mind the growing interest of dog and cat owners in plant-based foods.” In fact, Natural Balance has long had a vegetarian formulation for dogs, and Connolly said Best that when he and Nexus considered acquiring the company, they were surprised that sales were among the company’s highest for the three sizes of this product.

On that foundation and increasing customer focus, he said Natural Balance wanted to expand in this segment and join other pet food brands in order to stay ahead in a potential emerging segment.

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