Pet Food Processing

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Step-by-step pet food production and safety essentials

“It's a really great networking opportunity, as well,” Jennifer Adolfe, PhD, said. “Lots of different people from around the world are attending the workshop today.”
Starting with ingredients, then moving to dry kibble processing to packaging and stages in between, top industry experts will help you understand the key steps and functions of each stage of product development and production – plus the all-important aspects of quality, safety and testing.
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Fresh meat in pet food No. 1 trend affecting extrusion

As the high-protein trend in pet food continues to expand, sending more fresh meat formulations through the extrusion process presents challenges to current technologies.
As the high-protein trend in pet food continues to expand, sending more fresh meat formulations through the extrusion process presents challenges to current technologies.
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Simmons Pet Food closing New Jersey canning facility

On November 4, Simmons Pet Food announced the closure of its pet food production facility in Pennsauken, New Jersey, USA by late next year.
In 2020, Simmons will transition the shuttered factory’s canned pet food production to a high-speed line at its Emporia, Kansas, USA facility, which opened in June.
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Transparency: A complex issue for the pet food industry

As pet owners demand more from pet food manufacturers and suppliers, the industry tackles the ways it has handled transparency — and what needs to change.
As pet owners demand more from pet food manufacturers and suppliers, the industry tackles the ways it has handled transparency in the past — and what needs to change to maintain customer satisfaction.
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Proper pet food processing techniques to enhance quality

Effective techniques for maintaining conveying systems, improving palatability and preventing product loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
Effective techniques for maintaining conveying systems, improving palatability and preventing product loss. Sponsored by Schenck Process Group.
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Mars Petcare to close New Zealand cat food factory

Mars Petcare cited a desire to be close to Asian markets and reduce operating costs as the reason for the move.
Mars plans to move production to Thailand. Mars Petcare cited a desire to be close to Asian markets and reduce operating costs as the reason for the move.
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