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Food processing consulting agency FoodStream’s new Petfood Extrusion Technology course will be held from May 2 to 4 in Norway. A food and feed drying technology program is offered the previous week, and is also relevant to pet food manufacturers. The courses are independent, so participants can choose to attend extrusion or drying courses individually, or in combination.
The three-day pet food extrusion workshop and course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation of extruded pet food with respect to extrusion. Topics cover the basics of extruders and their configuration, the transformations happening chemically and physically inside the extruder barrel, and extruder dies and extruder instability.
Examples in product formulation and the design of extrusion processes demonstrate application of the theory. Principles learned will be applied during the practical demonstration in the FôrTek pilot plant. An extrusion exercise is carried out during the course to demonstrate the principles presented during the training.
The course presenters have also now published two text books which support the training. “Food & Feed Extrusion Technology: An Applied Approach to Extrusion Theory” contains similar, but expanded, information as the extrusion courses. A specialised text “The Design of Food Extrusion Dies” describes, with worked examples, this complex topic. These books are available separately from consulting firm Food Industry Engineering or from major booksellers.https://fie.com.au/events/petfood-extrusion-norway