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Join us for the PFA Spring 2020 Meeting Following the PetFood Forum in Kansas City! 

Please join us for the Spring 2020 Meeting of the Pet Food Alliance, following the 2020 Pet Food Forum! The 2020 Spring Meeting will be held on April 29th-30th in Kansas City, MO. This technical symposium will feature industry-leading speakers discussing issues that impact the pet food and rendering industries. In addition, this meeting will allow time for networking and working group discussion. The symposium will build upon the momentum of previous meetings and move forward with innovation and collaboration. Funds raised from this meeting (via registration fees and collected by FPRF/NARA) will be used to fund research related to the PFA Working Group Priorities. It is a meeting you don’t want to miss!

Wednesday Supplier Reception: Showcase your company and network with other industry members! Food/beverage provided.

Thursday Technical Symposium: Full day of industry leading speakers and roundtable discussions – including networking and working group breaks! Breakfast, lunch, and snacks/beverages provided.

NEW THIS YEAR! A Student Short Course will be held following the PFA Technical Symposium (May 1st-2nd)! This short course will include industry tours and social networking (Friday, May 1st) followed by professional development and industry discussions (Saturday, May 2nd). More details will be coming soon. If your company would like to be featured during the Student Short Course, please contact us at

Please register for this meeting at: PFA Spring 2020 Meeting

Hotel: Please visit the Pet Food Forum homepage for hotel reservation information.

Meeting Venue and Agenda: Announced Soon! 

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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