Pet Food Ingredients

Optimizing pet food safety, palatability throughout the supply chain

From raw materials to the pet bowl, learn how to optimize pet food and rendered product attributes like oxidation, food safety, nutrition and palatability throughout the supply chain. Sponsored by Kemin
From raw materials to the pet bowl, learn how to optimize pet food and rendered product attributes like oxidation, food safety, nutrition and palatability throughout the supply chain. Sponsored by Kemin
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Interest in alternative proteins grows in pet food

In response to consumer interest and continuing industry trends, pet food companies are expanding into the idea of using non-traditional sources of protein in pet food formulations.

Learn about the current top alternative protein sources in pet food formulations, including yeast, insect protein, eggs and cell-based meat options.


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Protein quality: A quantitative approach

Improved knowledge of protein quality in pet food ingredients could lead to better pet owner communication and healthier pets.

Learn about the challenges in determining quality protein from a veterinarian’s perspective, as well as what better education could do for pet owners and their animals.


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Pet food extrusion focuses on precision

As the core processing step for pet food production, extrusion plays an important role, however it doesn’t make sense to focus exclusively on extrusion if precision material handling is not achieved in each step along the way from grinding to packaging.

As the core processing step for pet food production, extrusion plays an important role, however it doesn’t make sense to focus exclusively on extrusion if precision material handling is not achieved in each step along the way from grinding to packaging.


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Mussels in pet food help climate, wildlife and communities

Raising native mussels may pull more greenhouse gases from the environment than it releases.

In addition to the social and environmental sustainability aspects, mussels provide the important omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, which support dog and cat brains, hearts and other aspects of health. 


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