Pet Food Processing

Extru-Tech completes first petfood extrusion safety validation study

Industry-first study used production-scale extruder, dry petfood to prove extrusion's effectiveness in controlling Salmonella
Extru-Tech recently completed an industry-first scientific validation study proving the kill/lethality step of theextrusion process in its Level 2 Bio-Safety Extrusion lab in Manhattan, Kansas, USA. Extru-Tech’s scientific validation proved the petfood extrusion system as an effective control against Salmonella.
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Dead dogs used as petfood fat, protein in Spain, reports say

Spanish laboratory tests find DNA traces of dog, sheep in petfood fat samples
A criminal gang in Spain reportedly used the bodies of dogs and other animals from animal sanctuaries, vets, zoos and farms to process as protein and fats that could be used in petfood and animal feed, according to laboratory tests of commercial petfood in Spain. In 2012, Spanish police discovered a warehouse containing 15 metric tons of dead, stray dogs in the town of As Neves, Galicia, as well as similar warehouses in Northern Spain. 
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Controlling Salmonella in dry petfood

New research shows promise for preventing recontamination after extrusion with sodium bisulfate, an ingredient already used in many petfoods
With pending regulations from the Food Safety Modernization Act likely to affect the production of petfood, safety has become the top priority for every producer in our industry. Recent publications have linked petfood to transmission of pathogenic Salmonella spp. to humans and prompted a new description for petfoods as a "direct human contact feed."
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Petfood industry comes together at Petfood Forum and Workshop

Here’s your guide to these premier petfood industry events offering unmatched learning, networking and business opportunities
Learn from experts from both the petfood and human food industries during Petfood Forum 2013 and Petfood Workshop: World ofIngredients. Both conferences also offer an exclusive opportunity to network with longtime industry colleagues, key suppliers, business contacts and new acquaintances from throughout the global petfood industry, all in one place.
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Petfood Forum 2013 exhibitors

Companies registered to exhibit and the floor plan to date
Following are the exhibitors for Petfood Forum 2013 registered to date. Bookmark this page for regular updates.
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Petfood extrusion workshop to be held at Food Processing Center in Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln to host Extrusion Workshop for food, petfood industries, October 15-17
The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present an Extrusion Workshop specifically designed for the food and petfood industries, October 15-17. The three-day, hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to extrusion theory and techniques with lectures and pilot plant exercises that emphasize real-world product development for the food and petfood industries. 
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Petfood Forum and Workshop offer learning, networking

Experts from petfood and human food industries share the latest research—plus you can meet with leading industry suppliers and peers
Get up to speed on the latest research and knowledge on pet nutrition and ingredients, petfood safety,processing, marketing, packaging and much more by attending Petfood Forum 2013 and Petfood Workshop: World of Ingredients. Both conferences also offer a unique opportunity to interact with your peers, because this is the one time of year when the petfood industry comes together all in one place.
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How to: Save energy with extrusion, drying and cooling equipment

Cook 'green' with these energy-saving petfood processing systems and technologies
Running an energy-efficient petfood processing line isn't just important for the environment—it's important to your company's bottom line. Alternative cooking processes like pasteurization and direct contact steam injection can help by removing pathogens and sealing in flavor at lower cooking temperatures, while sanitation-obsessed machinery and operator-friendly cooking equipment can make processes run faster and smoother.
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