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Pet Food Ingredients
on July 12, 2010

Citric acid suffers from misperceptions and misplaced blame

Internet claims have led some pet owners to doubt the safety and utility of this natural functional ingredient

The stomach normally contains a substantial amount of hydrochloric acid that could far out-gas citric acid.

In petfood, citric acid is a common additive used mostly in the fat preservative (antioxidant) system. Food and nutrition experts consider this ingredient a natural functional compound, which, at its worst, is benign to…

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