Caramel boosts brown coloration in pet food

To learn more about how wet and dry dog and cat foods use caramel, read “Caramel common colorant in pet food” in the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center.

(Andrea Gantz)
(Andrea Gantz)

Approximately 6.5 percent of dry dog food and canned cat food recipes list caramel or caramel coloring on their ingredient deck, according to an analysis of Petfood Industry’s Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database.

To learn more about how wet and dry dog and cat foods use caramel, read “Caramel common colorant in pet food” in the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center.

Petfood Industry’s Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center provides pet food industry professionals with a database of nutritional information and full ingredient lists for pet foods currently available in the US market. Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center users can learn what competitors in the pet food industry are using in their products, along with how they are marketing those formulations.

Exclusive data on the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center

The Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center contains exclusive data on which pet food companies are using particular pet food ingredients, along with the nutritional information about these products. Beyond that, Petfood Industry’s Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database allows users to analyze how pet food companies refer to ingredients, for example chicken byproducts versus coproducts, along with the marketing claims made in the names of the pet foods, such as organic or natural.

Other analyses of Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center data include:

Egg products analyzed by variety most used in pet food

Carrots used in nearly half of canned dog foods

Pumpkin found in 20 percent of dry dog food

Infographic: Popular legumes in dry, wet pet foods

Chicken rules the roost of dog and cat food proteins

Cranberries, blueberries top pet food ingredient fruits

Salmon meal is in nearly one-quarter of dry dog foods

Lamb remains common in dry dog food

Cranberries, blueberries top pet food ingredient fruits

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