Why Animal Food Chain Traceability is Critical

Read through just about any pet food ingredient list—whether wet or dry—and you’ll find corn. When corn is improperly dried or stored the mold species Aspergillus can grow and develop into the toxin Aflatoxin. Elevated levels of Aflatoxin-contaminated pet food can be deadly if consumed. Although there are ways for farmers and manufacturers to test corn for toxins, too much of it has been able to slip through the cracks, be used as ingredients in pet food distributed by major brands, and find its way into households worldwide. Iams, Marksman, River Run, and Arrow are just a few of the brands recalled because of illness or death as a result of consumed contaminated pet food products in the last decade.

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Higher Logistics Standards Mean Healthier Pets

When it comes to our pets, we want only the best. That’s why it’s important to be confident that the pet products we receive have been properly stored and distributed. Pet owners need to be sure the products they purchase nourish Bosco the Bulldog or Ms. Whiskers Van Kitten and not hurt them. Many businesses turn to 3PLs with ColdPharma expertise to ensure they’re compliant with the many regulations surrounding safe storage and transport of animal wellness products.

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Key Elements of an Animal Vaccine Supply Chain

Few things touch our hearts more than the health and well-being of our animals. Vaccines are a major part of keeping them healthy and happy. When companies create an animal vaccine and subsequently develop the supporting supply chain to transfer, store, and distribute the medicine; these key processes can be discounted because these are crucial elements of keeping vaccines viable and safe for animals. From the time a vaccine leaves the manufacturer to the time it’s actively injected into an animal, there’s a lot that can happen to adulterate, inactivate or contaminate a vaccine.

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Why Control Room Temperature Matters in Animal Health

Most people are aware that human vaccines need special transport, storage and handling due to maintain product efficacy. However, animal vaccines need the same amount of care and consideration. In the time between the instant a vaccine leaves the manufacturer’s plant until the moment it’s injected into an animal, there are several potential “weak links” in the distribution process where vaccines can be unintentionally contaminated or inactivated. Continue reading…