Pet Food Processing

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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AFIA to host Pet Food Conference at IPPE 2013 in January

Pet Food Conference will be held January 29 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, the American Feed Industry Association and the USPOULTRY Poultry Protein and Fat Council will sponsor the sixth annual Pet Food Conference on the first day of the International Production & Processing Expo. The forum will feature a number of sessions addressing topics ranging from regulatory issues to the technical aspects of petfood production, food safety, marketing and use of ingredients.
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Food manufacturing equipment auction to be held November 14

GoIndustryDoveBid will auction manufacturing, packaging, processing equipment from major food distributor
  GoIndustry DoveBid, a global provider of surplus asset management, auction and valuation services, will be conducting a one-day online auction featuring an assortment of late-model food manufacturing, packaging and processing equipment from a major food distributor, including: product blending, vacuum frying and dehydration systems. Bidding on more than 150 items opens Wednesday, November 14 at 11 a.m. Potential buyers can register online for the auction event.  
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Validation of extrusion as killing step for E. faecium

The greatest reduction of E. faecium for the inoculation levels (about 5 log) in a carbohydrate-protein meal would occur at the temperature of 81.1uC and moisture content of 28.1%
Outbreaks of Salmonellosis and recalls of low-moisture foods including extruded products highlight the need for the food and feed industries to validate their extrusion processes to ensure the destruction of pathogenic microorganisms.
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Cambrian Pet Foods to invest in new petfood production line

Investment of £1.4 million (US$2.2 million) will create 22 new jobs.
Cambrian Pet Foods is investing £1.4 million (US$2.2 million) to expand its petfood production line and create 22 new jobs. With help from a £500,000 (US$801,104) through the Economic Growth Fund, the petfood company will install a new petfood production line to expand into the growing market for premium petfood in convenience packaging. 
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Wenger Manufacturing to host petfood safety seminar

Food safety seminar, February 26-March 1, will focus on each step of petfood production, including plant design, packaging and more
Corporate Project Services, a division of Wenger Manufacturing, will host a food safety seminar focusing on petfood processing, February 26 through March 1. A group of industry professionals will share food safety information as it applies directly to each step of the petfood production process, from plant design to sourcing raw materials, production, sanitation and packaging. 
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Avure offers HPP raw meat protein on-demand webinar

Webinar demonstrates benefits high-pressure processing for raw meat protein
Avure Technologies offers an on-demand webinar video for meat processors in the petfood industry looking to learn more about high-pressure processing of raw meat protein. The webinar, "HPP Applications for Raw Protein," demonstrates how high-pressure processing can help achieve extended shelf life, improvements in meat color and texture, improved tenderness and more.
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Texas A&M University to hold petfood extrusion short course

Week-long course in February will cover petfood production, selecting equipment and more
Texas A&M University staff, industry representatives and consultants will present a one week Practical Short Course on Feeds & Petfood Extrusion on February 3-8, 2013. The program will cover information on designing new feed mills and selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning and feed mixing equipment. 
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