2018 Hazard Reduction Request for Pre-Proposals
Dear Interested Parties: In initial Alliance meetings, enhancing understanding of the presence and mitigation of microbiological hazards in the rendering and pet food industries was identified as a core challenge. In that regard, the Pet Food Alliance has drafted a series of requests for pre-proposals (RFP) targeting topics related to prevention and mitigation of biological and chemical hazards in rendered products and pet food. Further, the PFA’s Salmonella Working Group has identified the eventual creation and adoption by all key parties of a sanitary bulk fats and oils storage and handling Code of Practice as the sustainable solution to assure the microbiological quality of rendered fats and oils for use in the pet food industry. In order to understand the challenge of defining such a multi-industry Code of Practice, the Working Group is seeking pre-proposals for an industry wide survey of current handling and transportation practices from rendering, through transportation, and on to final handling at the pet food factory.
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2018 Salmonella Gap Assessment Request for Pre-Proposals
Dear Interested Parties: The Alliance for Research and Innovation in the Rendering and Pet Food Industries (Pet Food Alliance; PFA) has collaborated with Colorado State University to carry out targeted research in areas of interest for both the Rendering industry and the Pet Food industry. The Alliance brings members of the pet food and rendering industries together with researchers to collaborative identify research challenges, discuss realistic and implementable solutions, and explore novel funding mechanisms. Its primary goals include the building of a professional network, identifying research challenges/priorities, and identifying potential science based solutions from research results.
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