Kansas State University to Host Pet Food and Food Safety Classes

MANHATTAN, KA. – Registration recently opened for Kansas State University’s (KSU) Pet Food Workshop, as well as its Pet Food Industry Training Program. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Both courses will take place in August 2022 at the University’s International Grains Program (IGP) Institute in Manhattan.

The IGP-KSU Pet Food Workshop will take place on August 15 and will cover a variety of pet nutrition topics, including ingredient trends, nutritional needs of cats and dogs, specialty treats, sensory and palatability testing methods and safety, and risk analysis and reviews. Control point (HACCP) issues within the industry. The pet food workshop will also include a lab session where participants can complete pet food recipe formulation exercises.

Speakers for the pet food workshop include: Sajid Alavi, Ph.D., professor of grain science and industry, KSU; Greg Aldrich, Ph.D., associate professor of grain research, science and industry, at KSU; Aulus Carciofi, Ph.D., professor at the College of Veterinary and Agrarian Sciences of Sao Paulo State University (UNESP); Tim Hartter, Project Manager of Enterprise Project Services at Wenger Manufacturing; Martin Talavera, Ph.D., assistant professor at KSU’s Sensory Analysis Center; and Galen Rokey, director of process technology at Wenger Manufacturing’s Companion Animal Division.

KSU FSMA Feed Industry Training will be held August 23-25 ​​in partnership with the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). The interactive course will cover FDA feed safety requirements. Course participants will receive a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) training certificate, as well as the ability to develop an effective food safety plan that complies with FDA regulations.

In conjunction with the FSMA Feed Industry training program, KSU is also offering an optional HACCP course, through which participants will be certified by the International HACCP Alliance on August 25.