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Pet food safety: a shared concern

  • Robert L. Buchanan (a1), Robert C. Baker (a2), Adrian J. Charlton (a3), Jim E. Riviere (a4) and Robert Standaert (a5)...


The safety of the food supply is a subject of intense interest to consumers, particularly as a result of large-scale outbreaks that involve hundreds and sometimes thousands of consumers. During the last decade, this concern about food safety has expanded to include the diets of companion animals as a result of several incidences of chemical toxicities and infectious disease transmission. This has led to increased research into the causes and controls for these hazards for both companion animals and their owners. The following summary provides an introduction to the issues, challenges and new tools being developed to ensure that commercial pet foods are both nutritious and safe.

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Pet food safety: a shared concern

  • Robert L. Buchanan (a1), Robert C. Baker (a2), Adrian J. Charlton (a3), Jim E. Riviere (a4) and Robert Standaert (a5)...


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