Features January 2007 Issue

Pet Food Manufacturing Plants

A chef preparing dog treats at a Three Dog Bakery store in Kansas City, Missouri. These lavish, hand-crafted products are sold from gleaming glass display cases in retail stores.

Pet Food Manufacturing Plants

What we have learned so far from touring pet food production facilities.

Not long ago, I was talking with Jay Weinstein, professional chef and editor of Kitchen & Cook, another one of Belvoir Publications of magazines, at a meeting with our publisher in Florida. Weinstein asked me where I had flown in from. I told him I had attended a pet products show in Chicago, and was touring some dog food factories on the trip, as well. Ugh! Jay protested, his fine dining sensibilities temporarily offended. Why do they have to be called dog food factories? Why can't they be called dog food kitchens, at least? Or pet nutrition facilities?

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