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BUSINESS BRIEFS
MARS COMMITS $141 MILLION TO
EXPANDING OPERATIONS IN FRANCE
During the seventh annual Choose France Summit, Mars, Incorporated announced plans to invest more than $141.2 million in
its pet, confectionery and food manufacturing operations within the country in 2024. The investment aims to support eight of the
company's factories in France with the implementation of new green technologies to support its goal toward net zero emissions.
" At Mars, we are deeply committed to making a significant contribution to the French economy and society, " said Romain
Dumas, managing director of Mars Petcare and Food France. " This commitment is based on our mission, which is to continue
to develop our business to create value for people, animals, company and the planet, while reducing our emissions... This investment
aims not only to improve our infrastructure, but also to support local communities and promote sustainable development. "
Regarding its pet food operations, Mars' investment will go toward its factories in Cambrai, Aimargues, Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel
and Ernolsheim, supporting its iconic PEDIGREE® and WHISKAS® brands, as well as its Royal Canin division. The funds will be
used to increase the facilities' production capacity, as well as modernize and digitalize its processes with the aim of reducing Mars'
ecological footprint.
Mars will also commit nearly €48 million ($52.2 million USD) to Royal Canin, which has French and global headquarters
based at the Aimargues site. Royal Canin's current operations at this site includes a factory, pilot plant, R&D center and two laboratories.
Mars plans to renovate kennels and offices at the site to support the wellbeing of pets and employees, install solar panels
and expand storage capacity for raw materials.
Purina embarks on $195 million
expansion of Wisconsin facility
Nestlé Purina PetCare is laying the groundwork for an expansion
of its wet pet food manufacturing facility in Jefferson,
Wis. The company has invested $195 million to increase the
site's production capacity by almost 50%.
The expansion will add 35,000 square feet to the existing
plant, which produces Purina's Pro Plan, Fancy Feast
and Beneful Incredibites pet food lines. The project is part
of Purina's overarching strategy to fortify its manufacturing
footprint. The company expects to spend $2 billion on capital
expansion projects between 2020 and 2025.
" Investing in our Jefferson factory deepens our roots in the
community while helping us provide pet owners across the
northern part of the United States with the trusted, sciencebased
pet foods their dogs and cats love, " said Nolan Terry,
chief technical officer for Purina. " We remain focused on safety,
quality and sustainability in our operations, and appreciate
the state and local partners who have supported our continued
growth. "
We're thrilled to welcome
the Edgard & Cooper team
to the General Mills family, and we
look forward to partnering together to
advance their mission to revolutionize
premium, natural pet food. "
Jon Nudi, General Mills
AAFCO votes against 'controlled copper'
claim in dog food
The Association of American Feed Control Officials
(AAFCO)'s Pet Food Committee voted not to establish a voluntary
" controlled copper " claim for dog foods.
Following rising concerns about high levels of copper, the
association established an expert panel to review veterinary
literature and evaluate the need for a safe maximum tolerance
for copper in dog food. The panel concluded that there
was insufficient data to create such a limit and instead proposed
a voluntary " controlled copper " claim. Then a Copper
Claim Workgroup further evaluated the claim and asked for
feedback from veterinarians, animal nutritionists, consumer
groups and the public.
The association's Pet Food Committee reviewed all this information
and failed to reach a consensus, voting " no " on the
proposed claim.
" AAFCO will continue to monitor new scientific literature
as it becomes available and may consider the topic again in
the future if additional data warrants another review, " the association
shared.
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