Animal Nutrition

Packaging for pets: A walk in the park?

13 Aug 2018 --- Packaging for pets is big business – it is estimated to account for around five percent of the total European demand for flexible plastic-based packaging. It explains why many leading suppliers have designated pet packaging teams. The challenges are varied – from pet-specific considerations such as the need for industry-high hygiene, clean dispensing and shelf-life standards, to more general packaging focuses including brand appeal and sustainability demands. Three pet packaging specialists – Mondi, Constantia Flexibles and Amcor – speak to PackagingInsights about the challenges and latest solutions in pet packaging.

DSM to acquire Twilmij to strengthen position in Animal Nutrition & Health

22 Sep 2017 --- 22 Sep 2017 Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has announced the acquisition of Twilmij B.V., a well-established Dutch nutritional solutions company in the animal feed sector. DSM notes that its strategy in Animal Nutrition & Health is to offer tailor-made solutions to its customers leveraging its product portfolio and innovation capabilities. 

CJ CheilJedang makes “meaningful” acquisition of Brazil’s SPC producer Selecta

31 Aug 2017 --- South Korea’s CJ CheilJedang Corp plans to expand its portfolio now that it has acquired a 90 percent stake in Brazilian soy protein maker Selecta, one of the world’s largest producers of soy protein concentrate (SPC), which is used to produce animal feed. The sale was done for 450 million reais (US$143 million), according to a Reuters report.

SPECIAL REPORT: Food Safety ‘From Farm-to-Fork’

12 Apr 2016 --- Safety is a natural prerequisite for our food. NutritionInsight looks at the complex process by which food reaches the consumer's table, and highlights the advances in systems that ensure quality and safety of food from farm-to-fork.

“Big Heart Pet Brands” the New Name for Del Monte Foods’ Pet Products Business

21 Feb 2014 --- Big Heart Pet Brands, previously Del Monte Foods’ (DMF) Pet Products business, announces its launch as the largest standalone pet food and snacks company in North America. The creation of Big Heart Pet Brands follows the company’s sale of its Consumer Products division to Del Monte Pacific Limited (DMPL). The sale to DMPL closed on February 18, 2014.

BASF Increases Prices for Vitamin E and A Feed Grade

14 Nov 2013 --- BASF increases prices for Vitamin E and A products for animal nutrition globally and with immediate effect. Prices will increase by 15% for all Vitamin E products and by 10% for all Vitamin A products. Existing contractual obligations with customers will be honored.

Cargill Animal Nutrition Unveils New Brand for Feed Additives

13 Nov 2013 --- 13 Nov 213 Cargill Animal Nutrition, through its Provimi business, has introduced PROMOTE, a new global brand and line of feed additives designed to help bring to animal producers, feed manufacturers and retailers the industry’s most innovative and impactful feed-additive solutions.

Danisco Animal Nutrition Explores Further Benefits of Feed Additives

23 Oct 2013 --- Dr. Ajay Awati, Development lead at DuPont subsidiary Danisco Animal Nutrition, will present on the topic “Benefits of Feed Additives Beyond Growth Related Performance for Animal Production” at the Animal Nutrition conference in Brussels on 23 October.

Tetrahedron Receives Authorization for Animal Nutrition Product

11 Jul 2013 --- 11 July 2013 Tetrahedron, designing and developing rare natural and synthetic antioxidants for the health nutrition, dermocosmetics and pharmacy sectors, today announces that Selisseo has received marketing authorization (MA) from the European Commission for use in animal nutrition for all animal species.

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