Welcome to Ask the Pet Food Pro
Get answers to your burning questions on some of the most important hot topics and issues for the pet food industry and, possibly, your business. Ask the Pet Food Pro offers access to leading pet food experts who will discuss key elements within a given situation and provide insights into addressing it.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 9 am CDT
Pet food recalls: Best practices and lessons learned—Michele Sayles, Ph.D., executive director of food safety and technology for Diamond Pet Food, provides her expertise on how to prevent recalls—including for contaminants like mycotoxins—and how to handle them if they occur. Registration now open.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 9 am CDT
Pet food transparency: What could be the next DCM-like issue?—Ryan Yamka, Ph.D., founder of Luna Science and Nutrition and longtime pet food nutritionist, developer and formulator, discusses and answers questions about ways the industry can step up and avoid being caught unprepared for situations like the FDA investigation into canine dilated cardiomyopathy and grain-free pet food. Registration opening soon.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 9 am CDT
Novel proteins: What the latest research says about nutritional benefits for pets—Kelly Swanson, Ph.D., professor researching comparative nutrition and nutrigenomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides answers and insights into what recent studies show about novel proteins and their effects on pet health and well-being. Registration opening soon.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 9 am CDT
Sustainability and pet food packaging—Scott Whiteside, Ph.D., professor with the Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences Department at Clemson University, explains why consumer demands for sustainability often conflict with those for premium packaging, and answers your questions about how to make your pet food packaging more sustainable. Registration opening soon.