Ask pet owners in the United States if they care about the ingredients that go into their pets’ food, and you’re likely to get a resounding “yes.” This is an emerging trend very few have more insight into than Nestlé Purina, the country’s largest pet food manufacturer.
“The amount of science, research, and safety checks that go on is extensive,” said Justin Smith. “Nestlé Purina has always valued these things and will continue to.”
Justin and his colleague Allison Repking are a part of Purina’s library and information services department, so they’re remarkably tuned in to the various types of research that happens cross-departmentally to maintain safety, scientific excellence, and market dominance.
Among the key departments utilizing RightFind today are R&D, regulatory, technical applications, and the Purina Institute, a team responsible for disseminating scholarly information and making it easy-to-digest for the public.