A call for papers is now open for Petfood Forum China 2013, scheduled for August 23 in Shanghai. The content advisory board is seeking noncommercial oral presentations on topics including the petfood market in China, Asia and around the world; nutrition and ingredients; packaging; safety and regulatory issues specific to China or export countries; processing; company profiles and case studies; and new product development.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2013. Abstracts should be submitted in English by email to email@example.com and should include enough information for reviewers to adequately understand the speaker’s approach to and expertise on the topic and how the paper’s focus would be unique from others on the same topic. For more information, click here.
Petfood Forum China debuted successfully in October 2012. The second edition in August 2013 will again take place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in conjunction with Pet Fair Asia.
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
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Commercial petfood makers are creating mixers and diets
that require consumers to get involved with preparation
Learn about more companies and how they are lending a helping paw and claw to their own cause campaigns
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
It's an "Intel inside" type of molecule -- but also a problem child
It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
Read more of Dr. Mukund Parthasarathy's insights on the changing petfood retail market and how it affects petfood manufacturers large and small
While petfood shoppers continue to show strong brand loyalty, pet products have not been immune to the store brand swing
Now is the time for packagers, producers, marketers and manufacturers to capitalize on the traveling with pets trend
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