Pet Food Ingredients / Processing functional ingredients
on November 7, 2017

Caramel: natural brown color for pet food with a hint of controversy

Caramel is a natural coloring agent that helps provide consistency and product appeal in pet foods.

It is common for standard extruded pet food to be described as “brown and round.” This is supposed to be sarcasm for a boring or mundane product; however, brown seems to be a favored color in pet food. For example, in canned chunks-in-gravy products, the meats may be light gray…

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