Pettelot is wet petfood R&D project manager at SPF, the petfood palatability division of Diana Ingredients. She can be reached at Tel: +22.214.171.124.80.80, Fax: +126.96.36.199.80.41, E-mail: email@example.com, www.spf-diana.com.
Sterilization is a critical step in the manufacture of wet petfood. Its aim is to guarantee the microbiological safety of products during their shelf life. Sterilization also has a great influence on flavor development (mainly through Maillard reactions) or off-flavor generation. Thus, sterilization is considered a key factor for wet petfood palatability.
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