Pet Food Equipment

Find the latest articles, research and news on pet food equipment and the processes used to make commercial dog and cat food from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Topics include pet food extruder maintenance and processing, kibble drying technology, and plant energy management guidelines. Register for free to access premium content.

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2 freeze-dried pet food ingredient trends: raw, upcycled

As pet owners continue to focus on health and nutrition aspects of their animals’ foods, freeze-dried ingredients may help pet food companies provide shelf-stable, minimally processed options.
Demand for freeze-dried meats, fruits and vegetables continues to grow, as pet food makers look for ways to differentiate their products while preserving ingredients’ nutrients.
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Extrude, dry and coat pet foods for artisanal appearance

Tweaking the extrusion, drying and coating of pet foods offers options for brands to mass produce a product resembling one crafted in a home kitchen.
Pet food producers can adjust aspects of the production process, including extrusion, drying and coating, to fine-tune the look of finished kibble and treats.
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2 trends fuel pet food facility expansion in 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, pet food producers and ingredient suppliers expanded their operations in 2020 as the twin trends of premiumization and humanization drove demand.
In 2020, pet food industry construction continued to build capacity and create employment.
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Plant-based ingredient R&D center open to pet food makers

Buhler’s newly opened Food Application Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, currently focuses on human food, but the Center’s director is open to working with pet food makers too.
The Center could be particularly useful in the development of sustainable plant-based ingredients for dog, cat and other pet foods.
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