MCLEAN, Va. — The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) on June 25 announced PROCESS EXPO 2019 will feature a pet food production line on the show floor, making it one of five other production lines to run during the four-day show.

Exhibitors participating in the pet food line include Provisur Technologies; Cozzinni, LLC; and Handtmann, Inc.

The pet food production line will start at a frozen block grinder, move along to a mixer for further size reduction, then onto the stuffer and kibbler, where the final product will take form and be presented to attendees, according to FPSA.

FPSA Chairman and President of Weber, Inc., Jarrod McCarroll attributed the addition of a pet food production line to a year-long effort by FPSA’s Pet Food Council.

“At this year’s show, we have a number of exhibitors that sell to the pet food industry and several educational sessions devoted to this segment,” he said. “Additionally, we will host a certification course in FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food and have created this production line where pet food processors can come and see equipment in action with actual product and experts on hand to talk about the process and answer any questions that our audience might have. We are extremely excited about this opportunity as we feel this is a first for the pet food industry.”

David Seckman, president and CEO of FPSA, added, “Our pet food audience grew significantly for PROCESS EXPO in 2017 and really staked its claim in this show and the organization. We have ramped up our resources for this audience at this year’s show, whether they are looking for solutions in protein, baking, processing or packaging, there is no show that matches PROCESS EXPO in terms of equipment and technology and that has live production lines running throughout the event. These lines help the attendees get a better feel for how the equipment operates but more importantly, how it connects to the next link in the supply chain.”

PROCESS EXPO 2019 will be held in Chicago from Oct. 8 to 11. Learn more about the show at www.myprocessexpo.com.

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