All the media coverage over the past few weeks about the huge recall of eggs contaminated with Salmonella -- not to mention the continuing spate of much smaller, less serious, mainly precautionary petfood recalls -- ensures safety stays top of mind.
But how can you be sure your safety practices are as robust as possible? Are there other protocols or technologies you should consider?
You can find out by signing up for Virtual Petfood Forum: Innovation on October 21. It's free and completely online, so you don't need to leave your office or home to participate.
One of the five expert presentations will be by Jim Marsden, PhD, Regent's Distinguished Professor of Food Safety and Security and associate director of the Biosecurity Research Institute, both at Kansas State University. His research has focused on the safety of food products, particularly controlling dangerous bacteria and other contaminants in meat, and he's now applying that research to petfood.
The other presentations during Virtual Petfood Forum will be:
*Innovation in nutrition and ingredients by Serge Boutet, agronomist and manager of petfoods and nutriton for Mondou Ltd.;
*Innovation in petfood packaging by Scott Whiteside, PhD, associate professor of the Department of Packaging Science and associate director of the Center for Flexible Packaging, both at Clemson University;
*Innovation in marketing: exploring social and online media by Julie Lenzer Kirk, CEO and chief Muse of Path Forward International; and
*Innovation in petfood processing by Mian Riaz, PhD, director of the Food Protein R&D Center at Texas A&M University.
Besides viewing the presentations and participating in live Q&A with the speakers, you can also chat live with other industry peers and with leading industry suppliers from around the world.
You can come and go throughout the day as your schedule permits -- or, if you can't participate on October 21, you can view an archive of the event for 90 days afterward. Sign up today!