In the past week, more than 50 petfoods have been recalled from the UK, and the US, the EU and Canada have all imposed recalls.
In the UK and US, petfood companies have been forced to reduce their supply, with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ordering petfood suppliers to recall all petfood products over £1,000.
However, some petfood producers are refusing to change their product lines, and other petfood makers are trying to convince the authorities to intervene.
What’s the petfood crisis?
The petfood industry in the UK has been hit hard by the dog and cat food shortages, which are caused by a shortage of antibiotics and feed for pets.
In the UK petfood shortages are a daily occurrence, with some households struggling to get enough food to feed their pets.
The problem is exacerbated by a high level of veterinary demand and shortages of supplies for pet owners.
In a recent study by Pet Food Manufacturers and Traders, a large number of companies were reported to be in the process of closing their supply chain in the hope of avoiding the crisis.
While the UK is not in a crisis, the situation is far worse in other countries, with Europe reporting its worst ever supply problems in 2016.
In Ireland, the UK-based Food Standards Authority (Fsa) is now investigating the problems in Ireland.
The FSA is currently considering whether it can impose a recall for petfood in Ireland, but has not yet made a decision.
In a press conference in the Irish capital, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he has asked the Irish Government to act urgently to help pet owners cope with the crisis, adding that the crisis is the worst in 20 years.
In response to the pet food shortage, some European nations have introduced measures to try and stop petfood manufacturers from shutting down, but they are facing resistance from pet food manufacturers.
In Spain, which is one of the countries most affected by the crisis in Europe, Petfood and Feeders Association (PGFA) president Javier Lopez said pet food suppliers are not doing enough to address the problems.
In Italy, which suffers the highest rate of pet food shortages in Europe according to the European Petfood Association (EPAA), Petfood Industry Association of Italy (PIIA) president Luca Marconi said he believes pet food supply chains are doing everything to meet pet food industry demand, but that he has been told the industry cannot do more than it is doing.
The Italian government has announced a number of measures to help the pet industry.
In April, the government introduced a new law that allows pet food producers to use an automated supply chain for their pet food products, allowing them to sell pet food at lower prices.
The new legislation has been criticised for being too limited, and in July, the Pet Food Industry Association (PIAA) also urged the government to adopt a similar bill to help address the problem.
On Wednesday, the European Union introduced new rules that would allow pet food companies to apply for a mandatory recall of petfood if they can prove that the food is in short supply, and if the supply chain is in breach of EU rules.
However there is no clear agreement on what will happen if manufacturers are forced to recall their products.
In addition, the Food Safety Authority of Canada (FSC) is also investigating the problem in Canada.
It has also urged pet food supplies to be reexamined to determine whether they are safe.
“We need a strong, effective response from the food industry, and we have made clear our commitment to the industry to find solutions to the crisis,” FSC chairperson Linda Deacon said.
The UK has also reported shortages, with Pet Food Association of the United Kingdom (PFAUK) president Matt Condon saying that petfood supplies have been affected by a number issues, including a shortage in antibiotics.
“The pet food sector is struggling and the crisis has been exacerbated by the EU-US petfood supply dispute,” he said.
“The EU has been in an all-out war with the US over the supply of antibiotics to their pet foods, and that has led to pet food makers having to change products and to reduce the amount of antibiotics they are using.
This is putting a lot of pressure on the pet feeding industry.”
With this in mind, we would urge the UK Government to consider whether to take any further action to help support the pet supply chain, or whether to introduce an import ban.
This would help prevent pet food from being used in the worst cases.
“In the US and Europe, pet food has been blamed for a number pet food recalls.
The US recalled almost 500,000 pet food items from pet supply chains, while Europe has recalled more than 2 million products.
The UK recalled more then 100,000 products, and Canada has recalled 1.2 million products from the pet feed industry.
Pet food shortages are affecting millions of animals, and many animals can