March 15, 2018
Spring is officially here! As the last of the city snow melts away, the good Missoula people will be bringing their pets out to play! We love our pets, and like humans, pets need good nutrition and exercise to enjoy a high quality of life. If you’re like us, you want to make sure your pet only gets the best.
Recently, reports of contaminated pet food and chew toys have increased, along with incidents of pets becoming sick due to ingesting these contaminated products. Some instances are due to microbal pathogens, others from leftover drug residues of various nature. It is very important to be certain your products are safe as public backlash against companies that release contaminated products increases, as well as fines levied by regulatory agencies and settlements for class action lawsuits.
Today we’d like to briefly discuss capabilities and requirements for pet food and pet toy testing. While there are limited guidelines and requirements for pet food and toy testing, consumers still want the assurance that your products will not harm their pets. Confident consumers are loyal consumers, and loyalty to your brand leads to long-term success!
On a technical level, many of the same testing methods for food safety are applicable for pet products. This is especially true for pet products with raw meat as ingredients, which have been the subject of controversy as of late. Comprehensive MLT screens for microbial pathogens can prevent pets and consumers alike from getting sick, protecting your consumers and establishing brand loyalty.
Pets are more than devoted companions; they are members of families! Show your customers that the safety of their pets is paramount by having your products thoroughly tested for microbial pathogens or chemical contaminants.
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