01/25/2019 | Trade War Leaves Pet Supply Industry in Doghouse | Bloomberg News
Companies could be pushed to the brink if a China deal isn’t reached by March 1. “That type of 15 percent increase overnight could have a disastrous effect,” said Mike Bober, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council president and chief executive officer. It could make the difference between “a margin that allows one to...
1/02/2019 | PIJAC Statement on the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act
Laura "Peach" Reid, chair of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) and Mike Bober, PIJAC president and CEO, issued the following statement regarding the PAWS (Pet and Women Safety) Act, which was part of the Farm Bill that President Trump signed into law on December 20.
01/25/2019 | Investigation Notice: Human Salmonella typhimurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a public notice on January 25 that the agency is investigating a multistate occurrence of human Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to contact with hedgehogs.