See the videos from Petfood Forum 2011 and Petfood Workshop: Safety First, the exclusive show for the petfood industry.
The latest information and knowledge from leading petfood industry experts in the fields of packaging, marketing, safety, nutrition, manufacturing and retailing.
Safety benchmarks from VP of Walmart
Frank Yiannis, VP of food safety for Walmart, emphasizes the importance of incorporating the global food safety benchmarks in your system.
The importance of food safety culture
Frank Yiannis, VP of food safety for Walmart, thinks it's not only important to focus on your company's food safety program, but the prevailing food safety culture as well.
How to use FDA's notification process
Dr. David Dzanis explains that GRAS isn't medical marijuana for dogs, but an important process in the FDA's petfood ingredient approval.
Kim Emig, Lesley Burkett, Karen Cusik and Chuck Hayden, VP of companion animal division, talk about Trouw's charitable efforts with the Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue.
The future of outbreak detection
Tools like social media, search engines, credit cards and genetic fingerprinting are the future of outbreak detection, explains Frank Yiannis, VP of Walmart.
Petfood brand perceptions online
Melissa Brookshire, director of North River Enterprises, discusses where consumers are getting their perceptions of petfood and how companies can take control of their brand.
Dr. Timothy Hunt kicked off Petfood Forum this year by sharing his experiences and lessons from mushing in and serving as a veterinarian for the Iditarod.
See Dr. Tim's exciting Iditarod videos!
Kemin celebrates 50th anniversary at Petfood Forum
Bob Shamblin, senior sales manager for Kemin Nutrisurance, celebrate's his company's 50th anniversary by highlighting their line of palability enhancers.
Companion animal nutrition at Tyson
Jerry Felts of Tyson gives us the scoop on companion animal nutrition.
Robb Schaefer, executive VP of flexible packaging at CEI, explains the latest in petfood packaging innovations.
Poster presentation: Flavors for an enhanced feeding experience
Doug Gledhill, senior scientist for AFB International, explains his innovative research on palatants that enhance the feeding experience for both the owner and pet.
Poster presentation: E-nose and E-tongue technology
Bola Oladipupo, D. A., analytical chemistry manager and team lead for AFB International, explains her research of flavor development and quality using E-nose/E-tongue technology.
Sustainable DHA-Gold from Martek Biosciences
Christian, Flint and Todd tell us how their sustainable DHA-Gold petfood supplement is made and how it can benefit dog's health.
Jeff Alex of DSM explains why Petfood Forum is a great place for petfood proffessionals to do business.
The safety of single ingredients
Each ingredient in a formula is just as important as the next and ensuring each one is safe is tantamount, says Frank Yiannis, VP of food safety for Walmart.
Protein quality in different sources
Dr. Trevor Faber discusses methods to determine protein quality among different sources for petfood.
Glanbia introduces new feed ingredients
Greg Griffin from Glanbia Nutritionals introduces new functional feed ingredients.
Next generation of packaging from Exopack
Dave Long with Exopack discusses the next generation of their packaging line.
New 3-in-1 sealer from Fischbein
Gordon Penman of Fischbein Company reviews their new 3-in-1 sealer.
Sarah Hines of Danisco unveils their new booth at Petfood Forum 2011.
Drying Technology reviews moisture controls
Roger Douglas with Drying Technology, Inc. discusses moisture controls and new systems available.
Petfood Enterprise Technologies
Sharon of Petfood Enterprise Technologies highights pet health and new technology.
Bemis showcases innovations in packaging
Tom Bellmore and Katie Perez of Bemis Flexible Packaging talk about innovations in packaging.
Premium Ingredients flavor trends
Donnie Moran of Premium Ingredients International discusses flavor and palatability trends.
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By Lindsay Beaton
Pet food safety is top-of-mind all along the production line, and everything from the ingredients to the equipment must offer solutions.
By Debbie Phillips-Donaldson
Many hours, efforts, dollars and brainpower go into pet food companies’ and regulatory bodies’ efforts to ensure that products on the market are safe and healthy for pets.