Australian scientists conducted tests that found new anti-microbial substances in two common native Australian plums that could help prolong the shelf life of petfood, according to a report.
Testing done by scientists from Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation and Queensland government revealed that when small amounts of the kakadu and Queensland Davidson plums are combined with organic acids, the plums develop promising new anti-microbial properties. These anti-microbial substances may extend the shelf life of processed kangaroo meat used as an ingredient in petfood, according to the scientists. This may allow the petfood industry to reduce its use of preservatives, such as sulphides, that can lead to thiamine deficiencies in dogs and cats.
Pet owners want a lot from their pet food brands. They want primary proteins that suit what they believe is best for their animal. They want grains or they don't. They want something customized, but it has to be easy to understand.
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