Pet Food Processing

Petfood professionals attend extrusion course in Kansas

Kansas State University hosts short course on petfood technologies, ingredients
Petfood professionals interested in learning about the latest extrusion processing technologies met at Kansas State University in August to participate in the Extrusion Processing: Technology and Commercialization short course. The course, hosted by the University's International Grains Program, was attended by 36 professionals from seven countries who came to Sabetha, Kansas, USA, to study the latest ingredients, technologies and applications  
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'Business Day' petfood safety segment to re-air in August

Segment scheduled for select Alabama, Missouri, Pennsylvania, USA, TV markets
  The petfood safety segment on "Business Day with Terry Bradshaw" will air again in select US regional markets in August. In the Huntsville, Decatur and Florence, Alabama, USA markets, the petfood safety segment will re-air on Saturday, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, at 8 a.m. on the Fox WZDX-TV channel.  
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UK petfood company to open anaerobic digestion plant in September

Prosper De Mulder's plant will recycle food waste, produce renewable heat and electricity
A UK petfood processing company will open an anaerobic digestion plant in September, which will be able to recycle 45,000 metric tons of food waste each year and produce 2.8 Mw of renewable electricity and heat. Prosper De Mulder’s £12m (US$19.13 million) plant will create 35 to 40 new jobs, and will allow the company to move away from using landfills to dispose of food waste.  
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Target petfood safety with process hardware

Avoid cross-contamination, ruined batches and recalls by implementing processing equipment that keeps your products sterile and safe
Petfood manufacturers are looking for innovative ways to modify existing facilities and processing lines to accommodate the safest petfood processes possible. But as the recent Nestlé Purina recall of dry cat food due to Salmonella contamination demonstrates, there are significant challenges in manufacturing, packaging and delivering these products in the supply chain.
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Biomin survey finds mycotoxins present in raw materials and feed

Research finds differences in mycotoxin presence depending on geographic location
Biomin conducted a survey on the presence of mycotoxins in raw materials and animal feed, which found that mycotoxins are, more often than not, present. Out of the more than 3,300 samples tested during the 12-month period from January to December 2010, 78% tested positive for mycotoxin presence.  
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Diamond America Corp. provides extruder to Texas, USA, petfood manufacturer

Doggie Lunchies worked with Diamond America to install extruder for expanded dog food kit production
Diamond America Corp. announced that Doggie Lunchies/Corazz Corp. of Missouri City, Texas, USA, installed a Diamond America extruder to automate and increase production of its Doggie Lunchies product line. The company says its product line is supplied in a recyclable kit that includes a resealable pouch with a water compartment, a package of Doggie Lunchies petfood and a dog cookie.
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Hamlet Protein investing in new US plant

Plant opening in early 2012 will soon produce petfood ingredients
Hamlet Protein, a Denmark-based manufacturer of ingredients for the petfood and animal feed markets, is expanding to the US with a new plant in Findlay, Ohio, in early 2012. First producing products for the pig and dairy markets from the area’s large soybean crops, the plant will also soon produce petfood ingredients, said Ole Hansen, business development director, during Victam International 2011 in Cologne, Germany.
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Buhler Group acquires Dutch pellet die manufacturer

Buhler says it will integrate employees, products into Feed & Biomass unit
The Buhler Technology Group acquired the company Tijdhof Persmatrijzen with headquarters in Oldenzaal, Netherlands, in April 2011. This manufacturer of dies and rollers for feed pellet mills and petfood will be integrated into Buhler's Feed & Biomass business unit.  
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Kemin to purchase ADF's petfood technology, equipment

Deal to close June 30 includes ADF's Missouri, USA, facilities, spray dry technology
Kemin Industries Inc. and American Dehydrated Foods Inc. have reached an acquisition agreement that allows Kemin to purchase property, equipment and assets related to ADF’s spray drying technology for petfood products. The transaction is expected to close on June 30.
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Emerging food safety technologies

What are the best ways to keep pathogens out of your petfood?
Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes are three words that instantly grow gray hairs on the heads of every petfood manufacturer. The health of your customers, both furry and otherwise, has to be your top priority. The only way to stay vigilant is to take the proper precautions by using the most innovative technology from reliable sources.  
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