Petfood Forum presents Ask the Pet Food Pro

A series of chats with experts for anyone who wants to learn more about pet food

Chat with pet food prosGet answers to your burning questions on some of the most important topics and issues for the pet food industry and, possibly, your business.

Petfood Forum presents Ask the Pet Food Pro, a new monthly series of chats launching April 28. Ask the Pet Food Pro offers access to leading pet food experts who answer your direct questions, discuss the key elements within a given situation or topic, and provide insights into addressing it.

Join this free, informal Zoom chat each month to learn what you need to know to move forward and succeed!

Registration for the first chat is now open. To participate in multiple chats, you must register for each chat separately.

Series agenda:

April 28, 2021
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. Register here.

May 25, 2021
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.

June 23, 2021
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.

July 28, 2021
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.

Want access to more pet food experts?

Make plans to attend Petfood Forum on Sept. 22-24, 2021 to learn from 25+ pet food industry experts. The must-attend conference will present the latest insights and research on pet food market trends, ingredients, nutrition, sustainability, safety and technology.