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blending and packaging rounded out this category.
For software or processing conditions, the speakers took a deep dive into the cooking process extruders
offer, why it works the way it does and how to manage
the independent variables - moisture, thermal energy,
mechanical energy and retention time - to repeatedly
produce the required product characteristics.

More to consider
Although extrusion cooking was the predominant focus
of the course, Brett Cutler, application sales engineer
with Baker Perkins, Inc., provided a thorough review
of pet treat forming, sizing and baking. A discussion
of fresh, frozen, dehydrated, freeze-dried and rawhide
products included a look at high pressure pasteurization
and irradiation methods used to kill pathogens. And not
to be left out, retorted pet foods were briefly covered as
well. Seemingly everything from soup to nuts, or more
apropos from stews to kibble, was addressed.
Repeatedly producing pet foods or treats that meet
the finished product specifications at the time of pro-

duction throughout shelf life involves complex testing,
monitoring with a focus on quality and food safety from
start to finish. Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public
policy and education for the American Feed Industry
Association, shared information on Salmonella prevalence in pet food and treats, key areas addressed in the
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) relevant to pet
food processing and how FSMA differs from a Hazard
Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program.
Texas A&M's practical short course in extruded pet
foods and treats provided a broad, fast-paced education
in the classroom on all the parameters affecting final
product results. A series of hands-on product demonstrations every afternoon at the University's extrusion pilot plant
illustrated many of the concepts discussed in class.
The purely educational focus in a beautiful campus
environment provided the right atmosphere to truly appreciate the complexities of extrusion cooking and to respect the combination of talent necessary to consistently
produce ton after ton of safe, palatable and nutritious
pet foods and treats.
PFP

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and functional ingredients from HydriPetTM
for high-quality pet food and pet treats are
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email AllNatural@Hydrite.com
or call 866.339.3751.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PET Food Processing - September 2018

Pet Food Processing - September 2018
CONTENTS
OFF THE LEASH - Learning curve
TRENDS - Can appeal
PLANT PROFILE - capitalizing ON KIBBLE
SMALL BUSINESS PROFILE - the BUTCHER shop
EDUCATION - Extrusion Cooking 101
REGULATORY - International EXPORTS
FOOD SAFETY - COLD cure
INGREDIENTS - really CLEAN
WORLD MARKETS - South Africa PET FOOD
FORMULATION - balancing ACT
EQUIPMENT - the NEXT STEP
OPERATIONS - What could go WRONG?
PACKAGING - up and COMING
BEST IN SHOW
EVENTS
INDEX
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 6
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - CONTENTS
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - OFF THE LEASH - Learning curve
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 9
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 10
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - TRENDS - Can appeal
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 12
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 13
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 14
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - PLANT PROFILE - capitalizing ON KIBBLE
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 17
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 19
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 20
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 21
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 23
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 24
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 25
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 26
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - SMALL BUSINESS PROFILE - the BUTCHER shop
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 28
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - EDUCATION - Extrusion Cooking 101
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 30
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 31
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 32
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - REGULATORY - International EXPORTS
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 34
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 35
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 36
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - FOOD SAFETY - COLD cure
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 38
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 39
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 40
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - INGREDIENTS - really CLEAN
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 42
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 43
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 44
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 45
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 46
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - WORLD MARKETS - South Africa PET FOOD
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 48
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 49
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 50
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 51
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 52
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - FORMULATION - balancing ACT
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 54
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 55
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 56
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 57
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 58
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - EQUIPMENT - the NEXT STEP
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 60
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 61
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 62
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - OPERATIONS - What could go WRONG?
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 64
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 65
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 66
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - PACKAGING - up and COMING
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - BEST IN SHOW
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 69
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 70
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 71
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 73
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - INDEX
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 75
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 76
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