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2017 Pet Food Safety Workshop

Kansas City, Missouri | October 3-4, 2017

The Embassy Suites (near the airport)



Workshop Details

Join Chestnut Labs' expert team of microbiologists and special guest presenters for a specialized Pet Food Safety workshop. Safety is at the forefront of the pet food industry, and this relevant and insightful workshop will empower you with knowledge and enhanced technical expertise.

Topics for this year's workshop include: pathogen controls, pet food safety programs, the Food Safety Modernization Act as it relates to pet food, Aflatoxins and other pressing topics.


$129/nightly for conference block 

Breakfast & Lunch Provided each day

The Embassy Suites, Kansas City

 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy

Kansas City, MO 64153


Dr. Jim Dickson, Iowa State University bio

Martin Bucknavage, Penn State University bio

Dr. Mary Bandu, Chestnut Labs

Rick Stokes, Ecolab

Judy Sipple, Microbiologics, Inc bio

Dr. Mark Tess, Charm Sciences

Other industry leaders from Chestnut Labs and partnering organizations. 



Oct. 3: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Oct. 4: 8:30 a.m. to Noon  


Conference Registration:

Early bird (by Sep. 15) — $477 (40% OFF)

Regular (after Sep 15) — $795

Student or Group rates: Contact us

Conference Agenda & Topics

Day 1

Day 2

08:00 am

Course Introduction

08:30 am

Controlling Food Safety Issues with Pet Food

09:15 am

Good Manufacturing Practive and Pre-Requistite Programs

10:15 am

Pathogen Environmental Monitoring and Facility Design (Followed by PEM breakout exercise)

11:45 am


12:45 pm

Sanitation Best Practices for the
Pet Food Industry

01:30 pm

Microbial Testing for Pet Food

02:30 pm

Best Practices for Quality Control

3:15 am

Challenge & Shelf Life Studies,  Validation of Thermal Process for Pet Food

04:30 pm

Question & Answer

08:30 am

Supply Chain and Food Safety Considerations

09:15 am

Conducting a Root Cause Investigation

10:15 am

Strategies to Prevent Mycotoxins in Finished Pet Food

10:45 am

Resources Available to Pet Food Manufacturers for Food Safety

Bring the whole team and save!

Contact us to register two or more attendees from your company.

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