COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Texas A&M University (TAMU) will host its 7th annual short course on pet food and treat extrusion from June 27 to July 1 at the TAMU hotel and conference center in College Station, Texas. The course is sponsored by Kemin and will be held in-person and live online through Zoom.

This course is designed to train production personnel in the principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation. Participants will review current practices for preparation of pet foods and pet treats and become familiar with the practical aspects of extrusion technology for pet food manufacturing.

The program will cover information on material handling, preconditioning, extrusion of pet foods, extruded and non-extruded treats, raw material, extrusion hardware, automation, product analysis, meat handling in pet food, drying, cooling, and enrobing, food safety, pet food and treat shelf life, and troubleshooting. Participants completing the course will be awarded a certificate and are eligible for 30 professional development hours.

Learn more and register for the Extruded Pet Foods and Treats annual short course on the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) website. Registration deadline is June 24.

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