Pet Food Processing

Petfood experts to share latest research during Petfood Forum Asia 2014

Petfood professionals can network and learn insights and tips
With countries in Asia such as Thailand, India and China among the fastest growing pet care markets globally, and Japan ranking as the fourth-largest pet care market worldwide, the region will continue to have an increasing impact on the petfood and pet care industries. Petfood Forum Asia 2014 comes at a critical time for petfood manufacturers looking to extend their influence and improve their operations and businesses.
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Mars Petcare expands North Germany production plant

Verden facility gains new production line, machines
Mars Petcare has expanded its plant in Verden, North Germany. At the start of 2014, the company commissioned a new production line for single-serve pouches at the facility. In the last nine months €17.4 million (US$23.6 million) has been invested in expanding the plant.
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Global Food Safety Initiative recognizes scope extension for feed

SQF adds first GFSI-recognized scheme to cover feed
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) board of directors has announced that SQF has successfully added the scope of feed to the scopes for which they have already achieved recognition against the GFSI Guidance Document Sixth Edition. This is the first GFSI-recognized scheme to cover the scope of feed, which includes the production of animal feed and the processing of petfood products. 
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Uniqair, Purdue University odor lab develop odor sampling procedure

New procedure has nitrogen dilution, for odor samples with high humidity
A special odor sampling procedure with nitrogen dilution has been developed by Uniqair and Purdue University's odor lab for odor samples with high humidity from fishfeed and petfood dryers. The nitrogen will preserve the odor and prevent condensation for more accurate odor concentration test results, according to the developers. 
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Wenger to present petfood processing safety seminar April 29-May 2, 2014

Seminar will include classroom instruction, practical demonstrations from industry experts
Wenger Manufacturing's Corporate Project Services division will host a Food Safety Seminar Focused on Pet Food Processing on April 29-May 2, 2014. The petfood processing safety seminar will take place at the Hyatt Place Hotel-Kansas City Airport in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. 
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Webinar on controlling cross-contamination in petfood plants to be held December 12

ExtruTech, MAC Process will sponsor free webinar presented by WATT Global Media
ExtruTech and MAC Process will sponsor a webinar, presented by WATT Global Media, on “Control Strategies for Cross-Contamination in Pet Food Plants” on Thursday, December 12 at 9 a.m. CT. This webinar will cover sources, points of cross-contamination and re-contamination of Salmonella in petfood processing environments, as well as introduce Advanced Oxidation Technology, a novel strategy, as a part of an integrated approach to control this bacterium in petfood manufacturing facilities.
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Three tips for petfood manufacturers to prevent contamination

Polymer Solutions International offers tips on minimizing risk in the processing room
According to the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, more than 48 million Americans are stricken with food borne illness every year. The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) attempts to help control this; but, companies may be rushing to meet the deadlines, says Polymer Solutions International, and gaps leave companies still not fully prepared to respond to and prevent the risk of contamination.
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2013 petfood industry extrusion round-up

Companies stayed ahead of the curve with partnerships, research and equipment solutions throughout the year
Whether they focused on partnerships and solutions, food safety, going green or equipment, companies involved in the extrusion section of the petfood industry stayed on top of the game in 2013.
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Arovit dry petfood facility in Denmark sold to local investors

Factory was previously owned by C&D Foods
The former Arovit dry petfood factory in Vejen, Denmark, which was owned by C & D Foods, was sold to local investors and will continue production as Arovit Dry Petfood A/S.  Buyers include Johan Hoffmann, Hoffmann Capital A/S, acting Operations Manager Kim Madsen and CEO at Ultimate Petfood, Harry Larsen.
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FIAAP, Victam, GRAPAS Asia 2014 to be larger than 2012 shows

Shows will be held with Petfood Forum Asia, April 8-10, 2014, in Bakok, Thailand
With still nearly six months until the event, FIAAP Asia, Victam Asia and GRAPAS Asia 2014 are already larger than in 2012, show organizers report. Currently the shows have almost 170 exhibitors from 22 countries. 
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