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FDA extends comment period on proposed food safety rules
PetfoodIndustry.com
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended comment periods on proposed rules for Preventative Controls and Produce Safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act until Sept. 16.
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Internet marketing when you have no time
Business 2 Community
Which Internet marketing tactics do you focus on when you are starting your small business?
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Pardon the interruption
By Bob Fortune
Avoiding random interruptions at work — whether in the field, office or warehouse — will greatly improve work flow and job performance, and reduce costly mistakes. Whether it is a text and subsequent response or setting one task aside to work on a second, output improves when one focuses on completing one task at a time well. Unfortunately, we live in a world where technology and others constantly are interfering with our thought processes.
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Getting a handle on health care
Pet Business
Just months from its start date, Obamacare has many pet retailers scratching their collective heads and wondering — some say worrying — about not only what to do, but how to do it and how much it is going to cost them.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the WPA Pet Industry Briefs, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of WPA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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What can big data do for a small business?
Forbes
Large corporations regularly use big data to get insight on consumer behavior, target their marketing and boost revenue. But small businesses typically do little with big data. Until now, most owners have considered it too difficult, too expensive and just plain intimidating.
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Conference focuses on women in the pet industry
Pet Age
Women in the Pet Industry Network will host the industry's first-ever, women-focused conference and awards show with the theme "The Start of Something Big!" from Aug. 23-25 in Portland, Ore.
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Chicken pet industry clucking
News of the Weird via The New Zealand Herald News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported recently that in four of America's largest cities — New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Denver — nearly one home out of 100 keeps chickens for a fresh egg supply or as pets, giving rise to chicken services such as Backyard Poultry magazine, MyPetChicken.com and Julie Baker's Pampered Poultry store.
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AHA, Zoetis launch study of animal-assisted therapy
Pet Product News International
A study sponsored by the American Humane Association and the veterinary pharmaceutical maker Zoetis Inc. will examine the effects of animal-assisted therapy on pediatric oncology patients, their families and the therapy dogs.
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