Agar-agar: gelling agent option for canned dog and cat foods

Agar-agar may be a good replacement for gelling in canned pet foods and other pet applications

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(Mark Balyshev | Fotolia)
(Mark Balyshev | Fotolia)

Product consistency, texture and uniformity are important to consumers. They foster confidence regarding safety and promote repeat purchase. Given the variable nature of ingredients and the complexity of the manufacturing process, creating that consistency for the manufacturer can be a challenge. The industrial size, scale and scope complicate matters, as well.

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