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2023 Pet Food Alliance Technical Meeting

Working together to explore solutions for our industries

May 3-4 | Kansas City, MO

Join us for the 2023 Meeting of the Pet Food Alliance, co-located with the Pet Food Forum.

The technical symposium will feature industry-leading speakers and focus on current issues impacting the pet food and rendering industries.

The meeting will also include numerous opportunities for working group discussions and networking. Funds raised from this meeting will be used to fund research related to the PFA Working Group Priorities.

Meeting Details

Networking Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 5-7 p.m.
Technical Meeting: Thursday, May 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Technical Program Topics

  • Solution-Focused Conflict Resolution
  • Updates from NARA, PFI, and AFIA
  • Rendering and Pet Food Ingredients from Small Processors
  • Safe Transportation of Rendered Products
  • The Future of Managing Oxidation
  • More than Salmonella: What’s on the Safety Horizon
  • Working Group Updates
  • And More!

Speakers and Topics

Detailed topic and speaker information coming soon.


Attend both the PFA Technical Meeting and Pet Food Forum and save! Register and receive:

  • 15% discount for 2023 Petfood Forum Registration
  • 15% discount on Petfood Essentials workshop registration.

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Previous Pet Food Forums

In June 2019, 120 attendees representing various sectors of the pet food and rendering industries joined in Northern Colorado for a successful meeting of the Pet Food Alliance! The Summer 2019 meeting took on a new format, highlighting scientific presentations and discussions, but maintained the foundation of the PFA by incorporating networking opportunities and working group discussions.

Summary, Program, and Presentations

Want more information about future meetings of the Pet Food Alliance? Want to receive announcements and speaker updates? Interested in promoting your company at future meetings?

Send an email to for any questions and to sign up for the meeting mailing list.

Summer 2018 Meeting of the Pet Food Alliance

The Pet Food Alliance held their Summer 2018 Meeting in Kansas City on June 27th-28th, 2018. A summary of the meeting and copies of meeting presentations can be found below.

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The second meeting of the Alliance for Research and Innovation in the Rendering and Pet Food Industries (PFA) was held in December of 2017. This meeting brought members of the pet food, rendering, and meat industries together with academic partners to discuss opportunities and challenges in the pet food and rendering industries. In this meeting (summary CSU FPRF Alliance-December Meeting Summary), Alliance members organized working groups to work on targeted issues and will work on those issues within their working groups in the first quarter of 2018.

A summary of the inaugural alliance meeting can be found here.


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