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Sweet potato bred for natural pet food colorant

Developing natural colorants can take work. A pet food ingredient supplier needed to breed their own plants when they needed a particular color.

Pet food colorants may influence people more than dogs or cats, and as such colorants play a role in positioning a natural pet food product.

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Petfood Forum 2021 Student Program announces call for papers

Undergraduate, graduate students invited to submit noncommercial abstracts for oral presentations and posters by March 31
Undergraduate and graduate students involved in companion animal nutrition and related fields are invited to submit noncommercial abstracts for oral presentations and posters by March 31 for Petfood Forum 2021.
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Extrude, dry and coat pet foods for artisanal appearance

Tweaking the extrusion, drying and coating of pet foods offers options for brands to mass produce a product resembling one crafted in a home kitchen.
Pet food producers can adjust aspects of the production process, including extrusion, drying and coating, to fine-tune the look of finished kibble and treats.
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Petfood Forum announces 2021 dates, call for papers

The premier conference for the global pet food industry is scheduled for September 22-24 in Kansas City, with abstracts due January 15.
Petfood Forum, the premier conference for the global pet food industry, will take place September 22-24 in Kansas City. Abstract submissions are due January 15.
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Grains rise in pet food as amino acids insure against DCM

The gravitas of the FDA influenced pet owners to take the announcement seriously. This wasn’t an irate blogger, this was the United States federal government.
To avoid DCM and future problems, pet food formulators may need to reevaluate what humanization means in terms of ingredient diversity.
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