Pet Food Processing

Texas A&M to host short course on feeds, petfood extrusion in January 2014

Course will cover selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning, mixing equipment and more
A one-week Practical Short Course on Feeds & Pet Food Extrusion will be presented January 19-24, 2014, at Texas A&M University by staff, industry representatives and consultants. The program will cover information on designing new feed mills and selecting conveying, drying, grinding, conditioning and feed mixing equipment.
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Petfood Forum China brings knowledge, networking to Chinese petfood industry

Over 100 petfood professionals from China and other countries attended second annual conference
More than 100 petfood professionals from China and other countries networked and learned from industry experts during Petfood Forum China 2013, held August 23 in Shanghai. It was the second edition of this exclusive conference for the Chinese petfood industry, held in conjunction with Pet Fair Asia.
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Exhibitor registration opens for Petfood Forum 2014

Supplier companies interested in exhibiting at exclusive conference are urged to register soon
Exhibitor registration for Petfood Forum 2014 is now open. The premier, exclusive conference for the global petfood industry, Petfood Forum gives supplier companies the opportunity to see and be seen by industry buyers and influencers.
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Premier Pet Nutrition opens enhanced-safety premix facility

New facility designed to increase pet premix assurance for manufacturers
Premier Pet Nutrition has opened its new premix facility designed to provide absolute safety and assurance for all premixes manufactured by the company.  Enhanced pharmaceutical features expand on its tumble mix system.   
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Effects of food processing and fiber content on Blue-and-gold macaws

Pelleted diets may be more beneficial when dealing with metabolic disorders commonly observed in macaws.
This study was triggered by the increased incidence of obesity and metabolic diseases in caged parrots, and evaluated the effects of fiber and food processing on Blue-and-gold macaws. Four food formulations (0%, 7%, 14% and 21% of sugarcane fiber) processed by pelleting or extrusion were studied, resulting in eight diets. 
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Petfood Forum China preview

This exclusive conference for the Chinese petfood market offers industry expertise, networking and more
The petfood market in China is poised to soar. Between 2000 and 2010, petfood sales in the country rose nearly 800%, according to, the largest online network for pet owners in China. 
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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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