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Dog and Cat Food Nutrition / Pet Food Ingredients / Pet Food News / Ingredient Usage Analysis / Pet Food Safety
on October 24, 2017

Probiotic freeze-dried microbes may help pet food safety

Using freeze-dried E. faecium could streamline kill step validation and boost probiotic survival.

Enterococcus faecium bacteria lead a double life in the pet food industry, as both probiotic in formulations and a substitute for Salmonella in kill step validations. However, liquid inoculants of E. faecium create challenges during safety testing or extrusion. Instead of a liquid carrier for the bacteria, Washington State University…

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