Pet Food Processing / Pet Food Extrusion
on September 9, 2015

Thermal versus mechanical energy in pet food extrusion cooking

Use of high thermal energy provides flexibility, cost savings, nutritional benefits

Complete and balanced pet foods are extruded to provide a shelf stable, resilient, palatable and pasteurized product as a highly digestible delivery mechanism for the essential nutrients companion animals require. 

Traditionally, continuous cooking extruders utilize a combination of mechanical and thermal energy inputs to gelatinize the carbohydrates binding the other…

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