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FOOD SAFETY

COLDcure
High-pressure pasteurization is becoming a necessity
for minimally processed pet foods and treats.
By Jennifer Semple | jsemple@sosland.com

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Processors are turning to high-pressure pasteurization
(HPP) to reduce pathogens and keep both pets and humans safe from dangerous cross-contamination. "HPP
is most widely used for the inactivation of pathogens
in the raw materials of pet food," says Errol Raghubeer,
Ph.D., senior vice president of R&D at JBT/Avure,
Middletown, Ohio. "After HPP, the product can be sold
as refrigerated or frozen pet food or sent to a clean
room to be formed into shapes such as nuggets, bones
or biscuits. The shaped, pathogen-free product can
then be sold refrigerated or frozen, or further dehydrated by heat or freeze drying."
Raghubeer adds that while moderate levels of pathogenic bacteria naturally found in raw or minimally processed meat may not be harmful to dogs and cats who eat
these diets, cross-contamination poses a dangerous risk
to the humans who encounter these pets, as well as their
food and dishes. The Food and Drug Administration
recognizes HPP as an acceptable method to achieve
pathogen reduction.
For dry pet food processors who blend freeze dried
meat and dehydrated fruits and vegetables as inclu-

sions with kibble into cat and dog diets, HPP provides
an important level of assurance that the processor isn't
introducing a pathogen into the finished product. Comanufacturer C.J. Foods produces kibble that is coated
with ground freeze dried meat. Before being delivered
to C.J. Foods, freeze-dried ingredients are pasteurized
through HPP.
For Oak Creek, Wisconsin-based Stella & Chewy's,
HPP is a large part of the company's overall food safety
process. "We HPP all of our products that come out of
our kitchen," says Mark Sapir, chief marketing officer for
Stella & Chewy's. "In our kitchen we make freeze dried
and frozen raw products whether it be patties, treats,
chicken or beef - regardless of the form and regardless of
the protein - we HPP everything."
Sapir believes HPP has been an important factor in
the company's success. "It's not enough to make great
nutrition and unbelievably palatable products," Sapir
says. "It's also important to deliver safe products for animals and in tandem with all the other steps we do on the
food safety side, HPP has given us, our retailers and pet
parents confidence in the safety of our food."
PFP

HPP is a cold
pasteurization technique
which subjects product
sealed in flexible
packaging to a high
level of isostatic pressure
transmitted by water.
JBT-Avure

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Pet Food Processing - September 2018
CONTENTS
OFF THE LEASH - Learning curve
TRENDS - Can appeal
PLANT PROFILE - capitalizing ON KIBBLE
SMALL BUSINESS PROFILE - the BUTCHER shop
EDUCATION - Extrusion Cooking 101
REGULATORY - International EXPORTS
FOOD SAFETY - COLD cure
INGREDIENTS - really CLEAN
WORLD MARKETS - South Africa PET FOOD
FORMULATION - balancing ACT
EQUIPMENT - the NEXT STEP
OPERATIONS - What could go WRONG?
PACKAGING - up and COMING
BEST IN SHOW
EVENTS
INDEX
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - CONTENTS
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - OFF THE LEASH - Learning curve
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 9
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 10
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - TRENDS - Can appeal
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 12
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 13
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 14
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - PLANT PROFILE - capitalizing ON KIBBLE
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 26
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - SMALL BUSINESS PROFILE - the BUTCHER shop
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 28
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - EDUCATION - Extrusion Cooking 101
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 30
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 31
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 32
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - REGULATORY - International EXPORTS
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 34
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 35
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 36
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - FOOD SAFETY - COLD cure
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 38
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 39
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 40
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - INGREDIENTS - really CLEAN
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 42
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 43
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 44
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 45
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 46
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - WORLD MARKETS - South Africa PET FOOD
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 48
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 49
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 50
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 51
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 52
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - FORMULATION - balancing ACT
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 54
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 55
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 56
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 57
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 58
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - EQUIPMENT - the NEXT STEP
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 60
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 61
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 62
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - OPERATIONS - What could go WRONG?
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 64
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 65
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 66
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - PACKAGING - up and COMING
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - BEST IN SHOW
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 69
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 70
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 71
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 73
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - INDEX
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 75
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