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The importance of transparency
in the pet food industry

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The digital age of information has made it more challenging than ever to
reach and educate pet owners about their pets' food.
LINDSAY BEATON
Transparency is a hot topic in the pet food
industry these days. It's also a complex one. Pet
owners want to know what's in the pet food
they're buying, but product labels and nutrition
statements can leave them feeling confused or
overwhelmed. Making a claim as simple as "all
natural" isn't simple at all if the individuals of a
target audience have different personal understandings of what the phrase means. And with
the internet wide open to influencers with varying
degrees of pet food knowledge, it can feel like the
industry is fighting a battle on multiple fronts.
"I believe 'transparency' is in the early stages
of understanding, but I believe there is a ceiling
with respect to what a consumer will perceive as
transparent versus what the pet food company
is willing or able to provide in order to claim
they are being transparent, ethical or account-

able," said Jeremiah David, CEO of Pureluxe Pet
Food. "The abundance of information on the
internet, combined with recalls and third-party
bloggers/social media groups, are setting the tone
for us to take part in some level of transparency
or be left behind."

The issue of the pet food industry
influencer
On the surface, transparency seems like a fairly
straightforward idea. In reality, though, there is
one aspect to transparency that may be the most
important of all: education.
"We had a very powerful position (10 years
ago), a position we can only dream about now
because we cannot control the information in the
way we could back then," said Henriette Bylling,
CEO and owner of Aller Petfood Group. Bylling
July 2018

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Petfood Industry - July 2018
Contents
High-protein pet food: popular ingredient has challenges
Industry News
New Products
Blue Dog Bakery: mass market premium treat success
New cat food, treat products refl ect pet ownership
The importance of transparency in the pet food industry
Brazil, Mexico lead Latin America in pet food consumption
Experts address Chinese pet food market, new regulations
Human vs. pet food labeling: How do they differ?
Legume seed oligosaccharides: How much is just right in dog and cat diets?
How shifting pet ownership economics impact pet food
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - July 2018 - High-protein pet food: popular ingredient has challenges
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Petfood Industry - July 2018 - Experts address Chinese pet food market, new regulations
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Petfood Industry - July 2018 - Human vs. pet food labeling: How do they differ?
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Petfood Industry - July 2018 - Legume seed oligosaccharides: How much is just right in dog and cat diets?
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Petfood Industry - July 2018 - How shifting pet ownership economics impact pet food
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