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Join us for the PFA 2019 Working Group Meeting in Washington, D.C.! 

This dedicated working group meeting will allow working groups to discuss research projects, priorities, and action items–including priority setting for 2020. Projects and priorities identified at this meeting will guide PFA projects in 2020. Members of industry and academia are encouraged to attend this meeting to contribute to the collaborative development of research priorities and solutions for industry challenges.

Please register for this meeting at: PFA 2019 Working Group Meeting Registration

Meeting Venue: Sheraton Suites in Old Town Alexandria (801 N Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA). Less than 20 minutes from Reagan Airport, the December PFI Meeting, and downtown D.C.!

Rooms Available for $139/night! Book your room here: 2019 PFA Working Meeting Room Block

Recap from the Summer 2019 Meeting of the Pet Food Alliance

In June 2019, 120 attendees representing various sectors of the pet food and rendering industries joined in Northern Colorado for a successful meeting of the Pet Food Alliance! The Summer 2019 meeting took on a new format, highlighting scientific presentations and discussions, but maintained the foundation of the PFA by incorporating networking opportunities and working group discussions.

The meeting program, presentations, and working group summaries can be found below.

Summary, Program, and Presentations

Summer 2019 PFA Meeting Summary

Summer 2019 PFA Meeting Program

Bailey_New Opportunities in Pathogen Mitigation PFA 2019

Clayton_ USMEF PFA 2019

Murphy_FDA Perspective PFA 2019

Heinzelmann_Pet Food Alliance (June 2019)

Working Group Summaries

Oxidation & Product Qualty Working Group Summary PFA Summer 2019

Product Safety Working Group Summary Summer 2019

Consumer Perception & Sustainability Working Group Summary Summer 2019

Want more information about future meetings of the Pet Food Alliance? Want to receive announcements and speaker updates? Interested in promoting your company at future meetings?

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Summer 2018 Meeting of the Pet Food Alliance

The Pet Food Alliance held their Summer 2018 Meeting in Kansas City on June 27th-28th, 2018. A summary of the meeting and copies of meeting presentations can be found below.

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Meetings of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in the Rendering and Pet Food Industries

The second meeting of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in the Rendering and Pet Food Industries (PFA) was held in December of 2017. This meeting brought members of the pet food, rendering, and meat industries together with academic partners to discuss opportunities and challenges in the pet food and rendering industries. In this meeting (summary CSU FPRF Alliance-December Meeting Summary), Alliance members organized working groups to work on targeted issues and will work on those issues within their working groups in the first quarter of 2018.

A summary of the inaugural alliance meeting can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Pet Food Alliance, or wish to contribute to one of the working groups, please contact the Pet Food Alliance at or Dr. Jennifer Martin at

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