MANHATTAN, KAN. — Kansas State University (KSU) and its International Grains Program (IGP) Institute will continue its educational programming for pet food and feed manufacturers and personnel in 2021.

From January 11-15, the university will host its IGP-KSU Pet Food Formulation for Commercial Production course, an annual, weeklong program focused on pet food ingredients, processes and formulation software.

Topics in this course will include understanding raw ingredients, revising existing formulas, business and production analyses, processing considerations for various ingredients, fundamental principles of pet nutrition and dietary needs of dogs and cats, production processes, regulatory constraints, transportation and storage factors.

The course will also look at the range of formulation tools and software commonly used in the business. Pet food formulators, new product developers, quality control professionals, marketing personnel, procurement personnel, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, technical and sales personnel, students and new company leaders are encouraged to attend the program.

Registration for this program is not yet open. Learn more about the IGP-KSU Pet Food Formulation for Commercial Production course on KSU’s website.

Later on in 2021, KSU plans to host three other courses pertaining to pet food manufacturing and food safety, including its IGP-KSU Pet Food Workshop, a program on Extrusion Processing: Technology and Commercialization, and a Food Safety Modernization Act Feed Industry Training co-hosted by the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA).

Dates and times for these three programs have yet to be determined. Keep up with news and updates about these courses on KSU’s Feed Manufacturing and Grain Quality Management events page.

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