[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]


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With the growth in pet food spending and tighter safety requirements instituted by the FDA, pet food and treat manufacturers will find serious value in attending PROCESS EXPO, where thousands of food and beverage processors exchange ideas and discover new technology in manufacturing. The crossover of market segments at the show provides all food processors, including pet food processors, solutions that can be applied to their plants and businesses.

Pet food and treat makers must abide by strict safety procedures, which they can learn about in the PROCESS EXPO food safety education sessions as well as via demonstrations from suppliers on the show floor. New technology and sophisticated equipment used to monitor production processes can be found and compared across suppliers in one place at one time.

Come to PROCESS EXPO to learn preventative food safety measures and to see how you can streamline your operations to gain a competitive advantage in the large pet food market.

New in 2019—Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course

PROCESS EXPO is offering a new Preventative Controls course for all pet food and treat processors. More information on pricing and registration will be available in January.

Developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), the Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is being made available in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule issued for Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals. Under the rule, covered animal food facilities are required to establish and implement an animal food safety system that includes an analysis of hazards and implementation of risk-based preventive controls. To do so, the rule requires a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI) to develop and implement a written animal food safety plan for the facility. Completing this course meets the FSMA requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual”.

Education Sessions Scheduled at PROCESS EXPO 2019 for the Pet Food Industry Sector

Check back in early 2019 for specific sessions relevant to the pet food industry sector. Below are topics that were discussed at previous shows.

  • Futuristic Concepts for the Design of Pet Food Facilities
  • Energy Savings in Food Production and Packaging
  • Principles of Hygienic Design

There will also be a food safety program and many other valuable sessions. A full schedule will be posted soon.

Watch a short video on emerging trends in the food and beverage industry and how PROCESS EXPO can help you incorporate them into your own business. 

Read the blog to find articles of interest in the food and beverage processing industry as well as general show information.

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Some of the categories of exhibitors you’ll find on the show floor include:

  • Architects / Engineers
  • Blending / Batching Equipment
  • Boilers
  • Bulk Handling Systems
  • Checkweighers
  • Cleaning / Washing Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Cooling / Heating / Drying Equipment
  • Cutting / Slicing Equipment
  • Environmental Services / Equipment
  • Extruders
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Fats & Oils
  • Formers
  • Grinders
  • Ingredients / Flavorings / Seasonings
  • Inspection Equipment
  • Laboratory Analysis / Testing Systems
  • Macerators
  • Massagers and Tumblers
  • Meat Processing / Slaughterhouse Equipment
  • Metal Detectors
  • Milling Equipment
  • Mixers
  • Packaging Materials
  • Packaging Systems
  • Particle Sizing
  • Pest Control
  • Portion Control Equipment / Supplies
  • Process Engineering
  • Pumps
  • Size Reduction Equipment
  • Skinning Machines
  • Slicers
  • Tenderizers
  • Utilities Management
  • Wastewater Treatment

Leading companies who bring attendees include:

  • Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
  • Canine Correct
  • Cargill
  • Carnivore Meat Company
  • Contract Comestibles
  • Crosswind Industries
  • Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
  • Dr. Becker’s Bites
  • Evangers
  • Mars Petcare
  • Menu Pet Foods
  • Nestle Purina PetCare
  • Pet Proteins LLC
  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation
  • Primal Pet Foods
  • Simmons Pet Food
  • Solvaira Specialties
  • Stella & Chewy’s