IGP–KSU Pet Food Formulation for Commercial Production
Participants will learn about different aspects of pet food formulation from understanding ingredients to transportation and storage factors involved with marketing effective foods for companion animals. Students completing this course will become proficient at formulating pet foods and have a working knowledge of ingredients, processes, and the software necessary to create new products. They will also be able to revise existing formulas and perform business and production analyses. The course will educate participants on a variety of topics in pet food formulation including understanding ingredients, processes, and software necessary to create new products; revising existing formulas; perform business and production analysis; gaining an understanding of the raw ingredients used to produce pet foods, their general composition and processing considerations; fundamental principles of companion animal nutrition and dietary needs (specifically dog and cat); learning the processes involved with producing pet foods, the regulatory constraints regarding claims and requirements, and the transportation and storage factors involved with marketing effective foods for companion animals; and studying the range of formulation tools common to the trade.
Given that this year’s travel and in-person instruction has been restricted the course will be offered via a virtual on-line format. Instruction will be delivered live through video-conference software in two segments for a daily total of five hours. The various segments will be broadcast as live lectures by faculty, videotaped demonstrations, and interactive formulation exercises. Formulation exercises will be supported by Pet Food Science graduate students in small-group break-out rooms and by the lead instructor. Content for the course will be provided in digital format to participants and each participant will have access to the formulation software for 60 days to practice formulation following the course.
Who Should Attend
Pet food company employees in roles such as; formulation, new product development, quality control, marketing, procurement, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers, technical and sales positions, students, and new company startups in the pet food industry.
This course will be held virtually June 14-18, 2021. The course fee is $1,500.
The IGP Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. If a course is canceled, participants will be refunded 100% of their tuition. If a course is rescheduled, participants will have the opportunity to have 100% of their registration fees applied to the rescheduled course or receive a full refund.
Participants who wish to cancel or transfer their registration to another employee can do so for a $100 processing fee as long as notice is received at least fifteen days prior to the course start date. Refund requests made fourteen days or less before a course start date will be not be refunded.