Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 10 am CDT
Upcycling low-value proteins into sustainable pet treats
Demand for pet treats has continued to increase, while at the same time, protein availability is at an all-time low, leading to supply chain issues and rising costs. In this Ask the Pet Food Pro chat, Charles Starkey, Ph.D., professor in the Poultry Science Department of Auburn University, will answer your questions and explain his research on new food technologies, such as hydrocolloids, that can help upcycle low-value proteins and other meat co-products into functional proteins that improve sensory properties and add stability to restructured pet treats.
Dr. Starkey will also describe how this upcycling program improves sustainability for both the pet food and protein conversion industries while serving to introduce students to opportunities in the pet food industry.
This Ask the Pet Food Pro chat is sponsored by Balchem Corp.
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