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Optimizing pet food safety, palatability throughout the supply chain

Controlling Oxidation in Rendered Meals: 5 Factors to Consider

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Rendered animal protein meals are at a high risk for oxidative degradation as they make their way from the renderer to their destination - in this case, the pet food manufacturer.

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4 most common recall causes for US dog, cat, pet food

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They identified 55 individual volatile chemical compounds emanating from the dog foods sprayed with palatability enhancers.

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Specialized Pet Food and Rendering Services

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To create a high-quality pet food or rendering product, not only do you need superior ingredients, but you need a partner that understands all phases of the pet food and rendering processes.

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3 aroma compounds ‘vital’ to dog food palatability

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During the past decade in the pet food industry, pathogen related recalls were among the most frequent. Along with direct contamination by microorganisms such as Salmonella, ingredients tainted by fungal mycotoxins, like aflatoxin, have caused pet food recalls.

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How Aroma Affects Pet Food Palatability

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If a pet won't eat its food, that’s the end of the story. It doesn’t matter if the nutrition is balanced, the price is right, or the packaging and marketing claims are attractive enough to secure a first purchase.  Unlike humans, pets do not talk. They cannot “describe” why they like food A but not food B, or vice versa. Therefore, pet owners look for pets’ behavioral signals of accepting or rejecting the foods.

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