PFMA plans to extend pet food and nutrition course

The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association has announced that it plans to extend its popular pet food and nutrition course beyond its membership.

In 2019, PFMA launched its first residential training course covering several aspects of pet food production, species-specific animal nutrition and labelling and marketing regulations.

During the two-day training course, PFMA, in collaboration with independent industry experts, provides a range of lectures and workshops to give an overview of the UK pet food industry.

Each round of the course has a maximum capacity of 30 attendees.

Course content overview:

  • UK and EU market overview;
  • Pet nutrition (dogs, cats, small mammals and pet birds);
  • Manufacture of safe pet food;
  • Quality assessment and measurement;
  • Palatability;
  • Legislation on raw materials, additives, finished goods and manufacturing;
  • Product labelling and marketing regulations.

Nicole Paley, deputy chief executive at the PFMA, said: “The location of the PFMA course is currently at the NEC in Birmingham, with potential new locations to be added in the future. Duration of each course is two full consecutive days. 2020 dates will be announced on PFMA website in due course.”

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