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OFF THE LEASH

Telling
stories

According to Innova Market Insights' "Top Ten Trends
for 2020," storytelling is the top consumer interest when
it comes to making food and beverage purchases. It's
probably safe to say that the same holds true for pet
food and treat purchases. The importance of storytelling was also highlighted by Hinda Mitchell, president
of Inspire PR Group, who presented during the 2019
Feed and Pet Food Conference in Kansas City, cohosted by Pet Food Institute and the National Grain and
Feed Association.
During her presentation on "Crisis Management and
Transparency," Mitchell explained to manufacturers the
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help build consumers' trust. She pointed out that if you
don't tell your story, someone else will gladly jump in
and tell it for you. "But guess what?" Mitchell said. "You
might not like the words they choose. You might not like
the story they tell." Mitchell said pet food manufacturers should be proactive and think about other resources
they can leverage to help tell their stories.
The stories about pet food manufacturing are often
foggy with a common thread of secretive processes,
cryptic ingredients and confusing labels. Personally,
I've found the industry to be open and willing to share
information, but the processes are complex, as is companion animal nutrition. It's promising to see brands
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Petfoodology and MoKnows are working to shed light
on nutrition and ingredients.
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hear about a particular topic. They
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the more brands that share their
story the better. Each story advances the public's understanding of the
industry as a whole. Plus, I enjoy hearing a good brand
story and, thankfully, I haven't met a pet food processor
yet who doesn't have a great story to tell.
Jennifer Semple | Editor, jsemple@sosland.com

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PET Food Processing - December 2019
CONTENTS
OFF THE LEASH - Telling stories
TRENDS - Cold is HOT
PLANT PROFILE - AGGRESSIVELY GROWING
FOOD SAFETY - TEST and verify
INGREDIENTS - FOCUSED ON THE FACTS
FORMULATION - Balanced for BIOEFFICACY
EQUIPMENT - HANDLE with care
Harnessing HEAT
OPERATIONS - Starting Fresh
PACKAGING - Can do WITHOUT?
BEST IN SHOW
PATENTS TO PONDER
FEATURE EVENT - LUCKY 13th
EVENTS
AD INDEX
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PET Food Processing - December 2019 - CONTENTS
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - OFF THE LEASH - Telling stories
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 7
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 8
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - TRENDS - Cold is HOT
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 10
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 11
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 12
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 13
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - PLANT PROFILE - AGGRESSIVELY GROWING
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PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 19
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PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 21
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 22
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - TEST and verify
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 24
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 25
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 26
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 27
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 28
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - INGREDIENTS - FOCUSED ON THE FACTS
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PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 34
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 35
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 36
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - FORMULATION - Balanced for BIOEFFICACY
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PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 39
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 40
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 41
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 42
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - EQUIPMENT - HANDLE with care
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 44
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 45
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 46
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 47
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 48
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - Harnessing HEAT
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 50
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 51
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 52
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 53
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 54
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - OPERATIONS - Starting Fresh
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 56
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 57
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 58
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 59
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 60
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - PACKAGING - Can do WITHOUT?
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 62
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 63
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 64
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 65
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - BEST IN SHOW
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 67
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - PATENTS TO PONDER
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 69
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 70
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - FEATURE EVENT - LUCKY 13th
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - 73
PET Food Processing - December 2019 - AD INDEX
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