Switching from synthetic to natural antioxidants in pet food

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As consumers seek label-friendly ingredients and regulatory groups evaluate the status of ingredients like BHA, BHT, TBHQ, ethoxyquin and propyl gallate, some pet food manufacturers and renderers are looking to switch from synthetic to natural antioxidants in their stability programs.

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Pet Food Quality: understanding biogenic amines

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Biogenic amines are compounds formed during the normal metabolic functions of plants and animals. Many amines play important roles in human and animal physiological functions, but a high accumulation of biogenic amines ingested from food can become a health hazard. Not all biogenic amines have toxic effects and toxicity can vary based on the person or animal affected. Some amines are found naturally in human foods, including meat, fish, cheese, wine, beer and fermented foods. However, high levels of biogenic amines in food can indicate microbial spoilage.

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3 aroma compounds ‘vital’ to dog food palatability

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They identified 55 individual volatile chemical compounds emanating from the dog foods sprayed with palatability enhancers.

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The global pet market outlook and Kemin's response to COVID-19

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As the world anticipates an “end date” for the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are wondering what our new normal will entail. The full economic impact on the pet care market will depend on when the pandemic subsides and the severity of its return in the fall. However, as we navigate this unprecedented time, we want to share how Kemin Nutrisurance is adapting to serve our employees, communities, customers and pets around the world. 

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4 aspects of dog, cat food protein sustainability

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The pet food industry has leverage to demand ecological and social responsibility from protein suppliers.

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What to look for in a natural pet food ingredient supplier

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Recently, consumers are demanding more natural pet food offerings due to the perception that natural pet food is healthier and better quality than traditional diets. According to Petfood Industry, 52% of pet owners were more likely to purchase a pet food labeled “made with natural ingredients” in a recent survey. 

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