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remain high - the result of strong demand, supply chain
issues, higher feedstock costs and the war in Ukraine.
The media is reporting shortages of canned pet food
and one of the underlying causes of empty spots on store
shelves is China's power crisis. The aluminum used to
package canned pet food requires magnesium to harden
the alloy. With soaring electricity prices threatening
to shut down entire power grids in certain regions, the
Chinese government is reducing its energy-intensive
magnesium production and therefore reducing the
manufacture of aluminum cans necessary to package pet
food. Difficult-to-source supplies of other raw materials
(e.g., silicon), tariffs and spiraling natural gas prices are
adding to the challenges of aluminum production. US
aluminum producers were warning of the shortage last
year and don't expect to see the pressure to ease through
the rest of 2022.
Federal regulatory actions
On Feb. 7, the US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) announced that
routine
inspections would
" Constant labor issues and a shortage
of cargo containers to move bulk
materials are creating challenges
on manufacturers and suppliers of
packaging supplies. "
Louise Calderwood, American Feed Industry Association
resume and, during a webinar with AFIA members
in April, staff from the FDA's Center for Veterinary
Medicine indicated that they intend to revert to unannounced
inspections. This move is made despite the
improved efficiency of the inspection process for regulators
and the pet food industry alike when inspections
were pre-announced as a safety measure in response to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the interruptions to inspections brought about
by the pandemic, it is difficult to deduce inspectional
patterns and trends, but there are a few things the pet
food industry can expect. The focus on food safety is
increasing and comprehensive inspections will continue.
While comprehensive inspections - which may
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