The call for papers for Petfood Forum 2013 has garnered nearly 30 submissions, a record for this annual conference. Abstracts cover various petfood ingredients and aspects of companion animal nutrition, palatability testing, petfood safety and packaging, the global petfood market and other topics.
Petfood Forum, the premier event for the global petfood manufacturing industry, is celebrating the 21st year for this North American conference. Its content advisory board will review all abstracts receive and announce confirmed speakers and topics by mid-November on this website.
Petfood Forum takes place April 15-17, 2013, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel near Chicago.
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