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FORMULATION

Left: A collaborative
effort with suppliers is
necessary to provide
today's consumers
with the information
they require.
PureLUXE

Right: Seeing is
believing when
kitchens used to
prepare pet meals are
open to consumers.
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of food so the consumer can access this information
to share with their vet or to simply understand what is
going into the food."
PureLUXE packages include a production code that
the pet parent can input on the company's website and in
return receive a detailed report about the product. The
website also provides a comprehensive list of all ingredients used by the company, including country of origin and
function. Even an ingredient as simple as salt is explained.
"We will continue to look for opportunities to test
new aspects of our food and share that information with
our customers," Mendicki says. "It is imperative for us to
give them the peace of mind they deserve when feeding
our food to their beloved pet."
Champion Petfoods, Auburn, Kentucky, is taking a
unique approach to addressing transparency through
the formation of the industry's first Transparency
Council, a four-person committee of third-party experts
and pet lovers.
Transparency Council members attend on-site
immersion experiences at Champion's kitchens, seeing
from start to finish how products are made, learning
from Champion managers about safety standards and
procedures, and visiting regional ingredient suppliers.
The team is encouraged to provide candid, periodic
reports to the public on what they've learned.
"We are witnessing increased consumer interest in pet
food quality standards, ingredient sourcing, nutritional
attributes and product safety," says Julie Washington, chief
marketing officer, Champion Petfoods. "People no longer

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accept at face value the assertions and claims made by pet
food producers about the integrity of the products they
provide. Pet lovers place a greater premium on transparency and want to know more about how foods are made
and from where ingredients are sourced - and our
Transparency Council provides an avenue to do just that."

Special considerations
Ingredient transparency is paramount for pets with
food allergies or intolerances, as well as health problems. While only extensive and expensive testing can
accurately identify specific dietary problems, veterinarians will recommend foods to omit based on symptoms.
This often requires pet owners to seek out simply made,
whole food nutrition to assure there are no hidden additives that may be an issue.
For pets with health issues, JFFD developed a line of
veterinary support diets designed to meet key nutritional
factors that support dogs with cancer, diabetes, kidney or liver disease, obesity, dermatoses, food or
environmental allergies and more. Additionally, the
veterinary team creates custom diets for dogs and cats
with multiple health issues or complex needs.
Wellness Natural Pet Food, Tewksbury, Massachusetts,
now offers clean, limited-ingredient foods for sensitive
dogs. The Wellness Core Six line is made with only six ingredients, which most dogs find agreeable. All the recipes
contain peas, chickpeas, flaxseed, canola oil, tomato
pomace and one animal protein. Options are free-range
lamb, cage-free duck, sustainably sourced salmon and


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PET Food Processing - June 2019
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
PET Food Processing - June 2019 - AD INDEX
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