The trends in petfood follow more and more those of human consumption. With humanization - treating pets as members of the family - it became evident that pet owners want their pets to have food similar to what they eat themselves.
According to Andrea Nagata, Biorigin’s Feed Global Products Manager, "Claims like gut health, high quality protein source, no additives/preservatives and natural are among the most prominent in the global releases of Petfood products in the last 3 years.” Biorigin develops and produces natural solutions for the health and well-being of people, pets and animals. "Our commitment is to increase the value of products to our clients. Our natural solutions add the functionality, benefits and food safety demanded by the consumer,” adds Nagata.
Produced from yeasts and derivatives, the Company's portfolio includes natural solutions with functional and sensorial properties. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira, Technical Manager of Biorigin's Pet line explains that the products “are interesting tools for food manufacturers to differentiate and segment the products according to specific needs, age groups, races, etc. We have high-protein solutions that improve the attractiveness of food, which promote the gut and immune health.”
Oliveira explains that the Company's key product within this segment is MacroGard, and it will be the highlight in the booth #1014 at the event.
“MacroGard acts on the natural defenses, balancing their action and contributing to pet resistance, health and well-being. Studies conducted with MacroGard have shown positive effects in dogs suffering from different conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, osteoarthritis and obesity.”
The company also invites those would like to know more on beta-1,3-1,6-glucans to attend the George Fahey, Ph.D., professor emeritus at University of Illinois, lecture “The role of beta-1,3/1,6 glucans in pet nutrition and health” that will be on April, 30 at 2:00 – 2:30 pm in Nutrition – room 2502
Biorigin's products are 100% natural, clean label, GMO Free, GMP+, 100% safe, since it guarantees the traceability of the entire production process from the raw material, and they are also sustainable.
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