COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Texas A&M University (TAMU) will host its 8th Annual Extruded Pet Foods and Treats short course from July 10 to 14 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.

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 course is designed to train production personnel in the principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation.

The 4 ½ day program will cover a range of topics including 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 extrusion troubleshooting. 

All participants completing the course will be awarded a certificate and are eligible for 30 professional development hours.

Learn more and register for the 8th Annual Extruded Pet Foods and Treats short course on the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) website. 

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