How to reduce risk when processing fresh meat pet foods

10/6/15 9:00 am CDT
Online - Webinar

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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) law took effect on August 30th, 2015. Is your pet food/pet treat manufacturing plant compliant? Four pet food safety experts will provide an explanation of increased risks associated with meat inclusion and major pathogens associated with these ingredients in pet food diets in this webinar. They will also discuss the importance of creating processes that reduce risk and help ensure that your pet food is manufactured in compliance with FSMA regulations. Please join us for an educational round-table discussion followed by a live question and answer session with your industry peers on how to overcome the common hurdles of using high percentages of fresh meat in the manufacturing of ultra-premium pet food.


  •   Learn about  increased risks associated with meat, poultry and seafood used as raw materials in pet foods and describe pathogenic microorganisms associated with these raw ingredients
  • Learn how to overcome processing constraints are needed to achieve kill and common hurdles in manufacturing Ultra-Premium Diets
  • Learn what the FDA will be looking for; generic vs. specific scientific validations
  • Learn how to maintain efficacy beyond the extrusion process
  • Learn how to keep your entire process clean including post production sanitation methods

This webinar is sponsored by Extru-Tech Inc., and presented by Petfood Industry and WATT Global Media.

Speaker Info:

Dr. Jasdeep Kaur Saini - product development manager and laboratory director at World Technology Ingredients, Inc.


Dr. Jasdeep Kaur Saini is a dynamic professional in the area of food safety with experience in designing, teaching, implementing, and directing food safety and quality systems for the food industry. Dr. Saini received her M.S. in Food Science and her Ph.D. in Food Science from Kansas State University. 
She has authored and contributed to various publications, manuscripts and scientific papers, and is a member of several professional organizations such as: Institute of Food Technologists, International Association for Food Protection and American Society for Microbiology. Dr. Saini is currently the new product development manager and laboratory director at World Technology Ingredients, Inc.


Dr. James Marsden - Regents Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University


James Marsden joined the ASI faculty in 1994 as the Regent’s Distinguished Professor of Meat Science. He has a 100 % research appointment. He also serves as the Associate Director of the National Agriculture Biosecurity Center – located at KSU.
His research focus has been on the safety of meat products. This work has included the control of E. coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef and other processed beef products and Listeria monocytogenes in processed meats. He also acts as the Senior Science Advisor for the North American Meat Science Association and has been involved in food safety training for the meat industry. Dr. Marsden is the author of numerous publications and book chapters on food safety and quality and is the recipient of awards for research and teaching.
He serves on a number of Advisory Boards for companies that provide food safety technologies to the meat industry and is a regular contributor to the television program –“World Business Review with Alexander Haig”. He has also appeared on numerous television news programs as a food safety expert.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include collecting rare books, music and theater.


Dr. Greg Aldrich - president of Pet Food & Ingredient Technology Inc.

Greg Aldrich, PhD, president of Pet Food & Ingredient Technology Inc., is an independent nutritionist specializing in foods, ingredients and nutrition for companion animals, as well as research associate professor and petfood program coordinator for the petfood research production program at Kansas State University. He writes a monthly column for Petfood Industry magazine on ingredient issues. Aldrich earned his doctorate in nutrition from the University of Illinois, a master of science from the University of Missouri and bachelor of science from Kansas State. He has held management and technical positions with Co-op Feeds, the Iams Co., Kemin Industries Inc. and Menu Foods Ltd. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Society for Nutrition and American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. 


Will Henry - director of technology and R&D at Extru-Tech, Inc.

Will Henry_90pxWill Henry received his Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering in 1996 at Kansas State University. He is currently the Director of Technology / Research & Development at Extru-Tech, Inc.  Henry currently holds professional certifications in HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), BSL-2 (Biosafety Level 2, Aseptic Laboratory/Sampling Techniques) and SQF Practitioner.