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INGREDIENTS

Nutrients can be
encapsulated with
sugars, proteins,
gums, polysaccharides
and fats to enhance
their bioavailability.
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stabilize nutrients, improve texture and deliver beneficial nutrients up and down the gastrointestinal tract of
humans and animals," says Winston Samuels, Ph.D.,
founder, president and chief executive officer, Maxx
Performance, Roanoke, Virginia.
Balchem's PetShure portfolio has encapsulated
sodium bicarbonate to provide better control of the leavening reaction in a variety of products to modify density, increase porosity, and otherwise manipulate piece
size and structure. Encapsulated acids help control pH
and the stability of finished products without impacting
raw material freshness and handling. Its structure and
forming materials can delay and reinforce various protein mixtures' textures and add formula or processing
options. Balchem Corp. has experience in a variety of
raw materials from sugar, salt and various organic acids
to vitamins and minerals.
Encapsulation technology can also stabilize probiotics
for use in pet food processing and help manufacturers deliver on guaranteed colony forming units (CFUs)
per gram to improve gut health. CFUs help estimate the
number of viable bacteria or fungal cells in a sample. As
the food or treat moves down the GI tract toward the
small intestine, the encapsulated coating breaks down to
make the active ingredient available to the animal.
"In today's environment where consumers want the
best clean label ingredients for their pets, encapsulation
technology represents a more viable alternative instead of
using expensive preservatives and flavors," Samuels says.
"Encapsulation as a delivery system allows formulators to
increase the bioavailability of nutrients through use of its
food-grade vegan coatings. Aside from the active, only the
vegan coating is added. Also, the technology protects labile (susceptible to alteration or destruction) compounds
such as enzymes, probiotics, prebiotics and others, which

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typically would be destroyed during processing."
Cost is also a consideration when choosing between
encapsulated and non-encapsulated ingredients. Instead
of cost, Samuels recommends processors think in the
context of increasing bioavailability of nutrients, masking taste and off-odors, and increasing stability and shelf
life without using flavors, additives and preservatives.
The use of additives is often more expensive and can
limit mass incorporation. With the help of encapsulation, processors can add a high volume of active ingredients to pet treats with far fewer additives and flavors to
achieve acceptance.
In support, Samuels gives the example of soy isoflavones, which are shown to be beneficial to spayed and
neutered dogs. Because dogs don't like the taste of soy
isoflavones, expensive flavors and additives are used
to mask the taste, quadrupling the cost. The solution?
Microencapsulation, the complete coating of individual
particles of a product, commonly in the range of 10 to 100
micron. Microencapsulation incorporates ingredients,
enzymes, cells or other materials into small capsules for
delivery at the appropriate time by preventing the reactive
materials from interacting with other ingredients.
"With all encapsulates, the benefit of usage is either the
protection of a raw material from processing conditions
or optimal performance or the ability to use a reactive raw
material to improve a product's characteristics without
impacting the established process or make-up," concludes
Robert Mason, senior applications scientist, applications
research and development division, Balchem Corp.
Depending on each processor's unique needs, chelation or encapsulation can be viable methods to protect
a processor's investment, prevent unnecessary over-formulation and work toward a greater goal of improving
and extending the lives of pets.
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CONTENTS
OFF THE LEASH - FEAR FREE
TRENDS - IN THE HOUSE
PLANT PROFILE - THE MEAT OF THE METRICS
FOOD SAFETY - VERIFIED ACCOUNTABILITY
INGREDIENTS - DEFINING CHELATION AND ENCAPSULATION
FORMULATION - FULL DISCLOSURE
EQUIPMENT - EXTRUSION INNOVATION
ON THE MOVE
OPERATIONS - CONTROL ISSUES
PACKAGING - MEDLEY OF MEALS
BEST IN SHOW
PATENTS TO PONDER
EVENTS
SIT, STAY, READ
AD INDEX
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - CONTENTS
PET Food Processing - June 2019 - OFF THE LEASH - FEAR FREE
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - TRENDS - IN THE HOUSE
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - PLANT PROFILE - THE MEAT OF THE METRICS
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - VERIFIED ACCOUNTABILITY
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - INGREDIENTS - DEFINING CHELATION AND ENCAPSULATION
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - FORMULATION - FULL DISCLOSURE
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - EQUIPMENT - EXTRUSION INNOVATION
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - ON THE MOVE
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - OPERATIONS - CONTROL ISSUES
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - PACKAGING - MEDLEY OF MEALS
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - BEST IN SHOW
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - PATENTS TO PONDER
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - June 2019 - SIT, STAY, READ
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