MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University’s (KSU) International Grains Processing (IGP) Institute will host a course on pet food formulation for commercial production Jan. 13 to 17, 2020. The course will feature industry experts who will speak on all aspects of pet food formulation, from ingredients to transportation and storage logistics.

Pet food professionals involved in formulation, new product development, quality control, procurement and marketing, as well as students, equipment manufacturers and salespeople, are invited to attend the weeklong course.

Topics to be discussed include raw ingredients and ingredient handling, general nutritional and processing considerations specific to dog and cat health, regulatory constraints, utilizing common formulation tools and options, production and business analysis, understanding the software used to create new pet food products, and more.

Greg Aldrich, Ph.D., research associate professor and pet food program coordinator at Kansas State, will lead the course, joined by Charles Stark, associate professor in feed technology, and Sajid Alavi, professor and extrusion processing specialist. Aldrich, Stark and Alavi will conduct hands-on learning exercises during the course.

Learn more about the course and how to register on Kansas State’s on-site training webpage.

Read an overview of a past pet food formulation course hosted by IGP Institute on Aug. 12, 2019.