Petfood ingredients provider Kemin Industries completed its purchase and acquisition of selected property, equipment and other assets of American Dehydrated Foods Inc. The acquisition includes spray dried liver hydrolysate products, spray dried liver products, other specialty dried products and spray drying technology for use in premium and super premium petfood.
Under the deal, Kemin acquires ADF’s spray dried meat protein manufacturing facility, Verona South, in Verona, Missouri, USA. ADF continues to own and operate its drying facilities at the Verona North plant in Verona, Missouri and at its plant in Social Circle, Georgia, USA.
Kemin is also expanding its headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, with a US$30 million investment in its manufacturing, research and corporate facilities.
“This investment is one of many we are making in our commitment to the millions of pet owners who care about their pet’s quality of life,” said Chris Nelson, president and CEO of Kemin Industries. “Our expansion plans and related global investments are all part of our vision to improve the quality of life for people and animals ."
It's the finishing touch that can meet both owner and pet needs.
What is this quiet, unassuming ingredient, and should it be there?
The question is whether they provide additional benefit to the dog or cat
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
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