Pet Food Processing

Petfood Forum 2015 announces speakers, new schedule

New additions include longer exhibit hall hours, a closing barbeque and Petfood Innovation Workshop
 Leading petfood industry experts will present on pet nutrition and petfood marketing/product development, safety and processing.  
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Dimensioning a conveying system for bulk materials

Six considerations to keep in mind, according to Piab
When considering the installation of a new vacuum conveying system for the handling of granular bulk materials, there is a checklist of questions that need answering.
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AFIA to host eighth petfood conference at IPPE

Event to highlight nutrition, trade, certification programs affecting petfood industry
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a one-day Pet Food Conference at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, on Jan. 27, 2015. The educational conference will discuss nutrition, trade and certification programs impacting today’s petfood and petfood ingredient manufacturers.
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AFIA publishes energy management guidelines

Document highlights resource conservation, environment preservation, cost reduction
In order to assist the feed industry in the conservation of resources, preservation of the environment and reduction of cost in the area of energy management, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has published an updated "Energy Management Guidance Document."
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2014 petfood industry extrusion round-up

Petfood safety, innovation the key targets for industry experts
Every year brings unique challenges to the extrusion segment of the petfood industry, and 2014 has been no different. Two key factors, brought on by significant industry events, are foremost on expert minds as the year closes: petfood safety and innovation.
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Find petfood’s ‘moisture sweet spot’

Webinar will explain use of water activity to manage safety and quality
Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/149511489?linknumber=website to attend the webinar, “Update on Using Water Activity to Manage Safety and Quality in Petfood,” which will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. CST. This webinar is sponsored by Decagon and presented by WATT Global Media.
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PISC partners with B Lab for accelerator program

Companies focus on improving sustainability
The Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition (PISC) has partnered with non-profit B Lab to help companies evaluate their sustainability performance as part of PISC's Accelerator program.
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Bühler Aeroglide to hold drying theory seminar

Classes designed to improve processing operations, recoup lost revenue
Bühler Aeroglide will hold a drying seminar that aims to help participants learn and apply drying theory to enhance the performance of processing equipment and improve product quality.
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