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January 2019 Meeting of the Pet Food Alliance

Please join us for the 2019 Winter meeting of the Pet Food Alliance on January 13-14th, 2019 in Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado!

There is no registration fee for this meeting and travel support is available for academic members.

To register for the 2019 PFA, please visit: January 2019 PFA Registration

For questions or to request travel assistance, please email: cas_pfa@mail.colostate.edu.

The 2019 Winter PFA meeting will be held following the 2019 International Livestock Forum hosted by CSU and the National Western Stock Show (January 11th-12th, 2019). Registration for the 2019 ILF is complimentary for all attendees to the 2019 PFA Meeting. Highlighted speakers of the 2019 ILF include:

  • Dr. Mindy Brashears (Nominee, USDA Food Safety Undersecretary)
  • Randy Blach (CattleFax)
  • Representatives from USMEF, Zoetis, and Cargill
  • Dr. Temple Grandin

A full itinerary for the 2019 ILF can be accessed here: 2019 ILF Schedule

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.

Please email questions/comments to jennifer.martin@colostate.edu

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 Dr. Jennifer Martin: jennifer.martin@colostate.edu

Research Opportunities

Request for Research Pre-Proposals

The FPRF/CSU Pet Food Alliance Salmonella Working Group is current soliciting pre-proposals for two targeted research areas related to the ensuring the safety of rendered products and pet food ingredients. Pre-proposals should be submitted to cas_pfa@mail.colostate.edu no later than 5pm MST on May 11th, 2018 for full consideration.

Pet Food Alliance-Hazard Reduction Request for Pre-Proposals

Pet Food Alliance-Salmonella Gap Assessment Request for Pre-Proposals

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