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Optimizing pet food safety, palatability throughout the supply chain

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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Measuring cats’ delight at dinner benefits pet food makers

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Measuring the enjoyment a cat experiences while eating food and treats isn’t as straightforward as measuring how much they consume overall, but it provides insights that pet food makers wouldn’t have otherwise.

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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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Ancient grains digestible, palatable as rice in dog food

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In an experiment, ten adult female Beagles ate one of five diets included up to 40% rice or one of four ancient grains: amaranth, white proso millet, quinoa or oat groats.

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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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Shining a Light on Pet Food Safety: risks associated with trending pet food formats

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Opportunities for microbial contamination exist throughout the pet food supply chain. For this reason, suppliers, renderers, pet food manufacturers and pet parents must work together to ensure the safety of pet foods. Below, we explore common incidences of microbial contamination in trending pet food formats.

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