Pet Food Processing


Killing Salmonella in petfood

Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
Petfood processors have become increasingly aware of the need to control Salmonella during production due to the risk of associated pet and human illness. Processors know how problematic this pathogen can be but may not fully understand the scientific dynamics surrounding effective elimination and potential for recontamination during processing based on heat resistance and persistence in low-moisture products such as petfood.
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Ways to reduce costs in wet petfood

Cost reduction can often be achieved through optimizing usage of gels and thickeners
With money tight and financial controllers questioning product input costs, arguably there has never been a better time to review recipe costs. What scope is there to reduce costs in wet petfood?
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