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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
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Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
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See the full results of the survey sent to the Petfood Industry audience on sustainability.
For more about sustainability in petfood, watch Jan Hoijtink's Petfood Forum 2010 PowerPoint, "Corporate social responsibility: from whim to a matter of strategy."
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
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It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
Now is the time for packagers, producers, marketers and manufacturers to capitalize on the traveling with pets trend
As an industry, are we missing a huge opportunity to take advantage of another aspect of the human-pet bond?
While petfood shoppers continue to show strong brand loyalty, pet products have not been immune to the store brand swing
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