Chinese pet food industry meets at CAFIC Shanghai on ingredients, technology and cooperation


The Second China International Conference on Pet Food Ingredients (CAFIC) was organized by LAMB Consultancy Limited ( at Shanghai to November 14-16, 2021, with some 200 Chinese pet food industry professionals attending amid COVID-19, on trips to the north and southwest China was strictly restricted.

Due to the cancellation of Pet Fair Asia 2021 and CIPS 2021, the second CAFIC has become the only major event for the Chinese pet food industry to come together, communicate about ingredients and technologies, to seek new cooperations and celebrate the remarkable growth of the market over the past year.

Dr. Yulong Yin, from China Nationally renowned nutritionist and Chinese engineering academician, gave a keynote address on “The current status and trends of pet nutrition research and pet food development”, predicts a continued increase in number of households adopting pets over the next decade after showing from China demographic trend, and the highlighted ingredient technologies and supplies are major challenges for the future growth of China’s pet food industry.

Dr. Min Xue, Chief Research Professor of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences for Extrusion and Processing Technology Group presented his important findings with these food applications of many new single-celled proteins (SCP) and shared more than 50 nutrients and physicochemical parameters in the extrusion of proteins extracted from Clostridium autoethanogenum and Methylococcus capsulatus with CAFIC participants in the pet food manufacturing industry.

This conference also invited senior canine veterinarians, such as Dr. Guoyao Wu of Texas A&M University, Dr. Emma Bermingham from AgResearch from New Zealand, and Dr. Bo han from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Chinese Agricultural University, and ingredient quality control specialists, including Dr. Zhigang zhou of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Haipeng Yang from the National Feed Quality Supervision Center, as well as manufacturing specialists, such as Dr. Mian riaz of Texas A&M University and dr. Javier polo APC to present the most recent findings on Dietary Strategies for Chronic Canine Diseases, Ingredient Adulteration Report and Ingredient Selection Strategies for Various Extruded Pet Foods, Treats and Canned Foods of company.

“The makers of premium pet food ingredients shouldn’t be just unknown heroes. Their big names and dedication should be recognized, praised and remembered by the societies of hundreds of millions of pet owners in China, just like their loyal customers in the Chinese pet food manufacturing industry, who consistently produce better pet food by sourcing premium ingredients and using advanced manufacturing technologies. . Our team is dedicated to building from China 1st Pet food ingredients platform for thousands of supply chains connecting ingredient suppliers globally to the Chinese pet food industry and for the exchange of the latest ingredient technology of pet food as well as for the health, well-being and longevity of hundreds of millions of “hairy children” in China,” noted Susan xing, President of the Organizing Committee of CAFIC 2021.

Tonje Elisabeth Dominguez, Director of QRILL Specialty Animal Nutrition Products of Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS, the world’s leading supplier of krill ingredients, and representatives from other leading ingredient suppliers in various categories of pet food ingredients presented advancements in technologies of QRILL Pet and other pet food ingredients as well as market forecast. A total of 27 guest presentations covered most common pet food ingredients and novel ingredients, including American grade poultry by-product meal for pets, meat and bone meal. , fish meal, krill meal, egg products, chicken cartilage product, improved soy protein, peas, cottonseed protein, yeast, bacterial protein, chlorella product, black soldier fly product, earthworm product, vitamin / mineral premixes, yucca extract, bile acid product, etc.

Sir. Mark Hanzel, Deputy Director of the USDA Agricultural Trade Bureau at Shanghai, Mr. Hernán Viola, agro-industrial advisor of the Embassy of Argentina in China, Mrs. Echo tan, Director of Business Development for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and Mr. André Zhu, Senior Director of Business Development at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in Shanghai, introduced premium pet food ingredients and pet food products into their countries respectively and seek direct cooperation with the Chinese pet food industry.

After the opening speech, an awards ceremony was held to recognize outstanding entities both in the Chinese pet food industry and the global suppliers of premium quality pet food ingredients from company.

It was the first time that CAFIC’s Scientific Committee selected individual entities of the pet food industry for their excellence in ingredient control and awarded them the “Hexa-I Award for Pet Food Industry. “. The “Hexa-I Award” recognizes pet food companies for their “attention to ingredient quality, attention to ingredient technologies, development of ingredient supply chains, tact in citations from the Ingredient Market, Nature of Pets “.

A total of 17 pet food companies won the awards. Seven of the 17 pet food companies received “Outstanding Hexa-I Awards”. These recipients are FULL Pet (Shanghai, China), ENEVA Pet Products (Shanghai, China), RONSY PET FOOD (Hebei, China), NOURSE (Shanghai, China), Liaoning Oceanking Organic Pet Food (China), PETPAL Pet Nutrition Technology (Wenzhou, China) and BRIDGE Petcare (Shanghai, China).

The Scientific Committee also selected pet food ingredient entities and awarded the “2021 Triple I Award for Pet Food Ingredient Industry” to recognize those ingredient companies for “providing superior quality ingredients for pet food, the development of pet food ingredient technologies and the contribution to the health of the environment. Chinese pet food ingredients and manufacturing system. ”

China the national recipients of the “Triple I 2021 Prize” are Angel’s yeast (single cell protein), Baiyang Investiment Group (fishmeal), Beijing Enhalor International Tech (probiotics and enzymes), Xiamen Manuka Biotech (functional fatty acids), legendary pet food ingredients (trading service for melted protein , Eggs, Plasma and Other Premium Pets Food Ingredients), Kenon Group (Therapeutic Supplements), Shanghai Muyou Technology (Insect Protein), Shandong Huachang Animal Health Product (Phytochemical Supplements) and Wing Pet Food ( antioxidants and baits).

The foreign recipients of the “2021 Triple I Award” are ADM-Wisium, United States (Vitamin and mineral premixes), Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS Qrill Pet, Norway (Proteins and marine oils), APC, United States (Functional supplements), J. Rettenmaier Söhne, GMBH + CO.KG (Fiber and prebiotics), Triple A a / s, Denmark (Plant Ingredients) and Tyson Ingredient Solutions-River Valley Animal Foods, United States (Processed poultry protein, fats, MSCs, baits and specialty products).

The third CAFIC should be held at Shanghai of May 6 to 8, 2022, with “How Functional Ingredients Improve Pet Health and Intelligence”.

The recipients of the “2022 Hexa-I Award” and the “2022 Triple I Award” will be announced at the conference and disseminated to Chinese pet owner societies through various gateways. media.

SOURCE LAMB Consultancy Co., Ltd