Petfood Industry - October 2017 - 18
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➥PORTLAND PET FOOD: HUMAN-GRADE, HOMESTYLE COOKING FOR DOGS
McCarron. "PPFC is well-positioned in these areas, but I
think it is a growing challenge for the overall industry."
McCarron said she thinks there will be an increasingly
wide availability of human-grade food sourced and produced
locally in the US, and that easy-to-handle and eco-friendly
Pet food labels: human-grade
Portland Pet Food's shelf-stable 9 oz. cooked treat meals are unique with
sales to retail segments beyond traditional pet food channels, according
to the company. Unlike the traditional aluminum-lined pouches, these
pouches may be heated in a microwave or in a pot of water to provide a
warm treat meal to dogs who are finicky eaters or elderly.
meet the same variety, taste and quality standards that they
"The industry faces many challenges, ranging from
consumer demand for transparency in food labeling and the
impact of the internet on purchasing to regulations," says
packaging will be required by consumers - all things PPFC
is more than equipped to handle.
"Limited-ingredient foods will continue to prosper," says
McCarron. "The industry will need to develop and adapt to
growing needs for quality foods that provide nutrition without
additives and supplementation.
"Today, stores across the country carry our treat meals as
well as our nutritious treats," she says. "We will continue to
press forward in our commitment to create quality, nutritious
food for dogs in the US and around the world." ■
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