May 10, 2018

10/05/2018: Petfood Extrusion and Treats Conference at VIV Europe

International Aquafeed will be hosting a "Petfood Extrusion and Treats Conference" as part of VIV Europe, June 20-22, 2018 in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 

 Organised by Dr Mian Riaz, a Professor at Texas A&M University and Head of the Extrusion Technology Programme, the conference will be on June 21 and run from 1300-1700. The timetable of the full programme can be seen on the right.

 The top 10 in largest in the pet food global market are: The USA, Brazil, Japan, France, UK Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada and Australia.

 Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein. Extrusion of pet food is an art and science which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements.

 There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin screw extruders with very special die design such as multi-colour and multi shape die. In this half day conference, speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruders; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, speciality, treats and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimisation and palatability. 

Register for the one day conference here.

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