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PACKAGING

up and

COMING

While cans are traditionally the package of choice for wet pet foods,
can alternatives are associated with more premium offerings.
By Lynn Petrak | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com

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Today's wider-ranging mix of products and packaging
for pet foods, particularly as the general market is experiencing a boon from newer items and brands, includes
a package type billed as an alternative to cans.
Tetra Pak cartons have been used in the human food
and beverage market for many years and are now being
used for some pet foods for a variety of reasons. The cartons are made from 65% renewable materials, are 100%
recyclable and feature tear-off strips. Tetra Pak also offers a newer Tetra Recart, a retortable carton package
that can be used for pet food.
"The Tetra Pak carton offers protection, long shelf life
and sustainability, and is lightweight and easy to open
without sharp edges," says Larine Urbina, vice president
of communications for US and Canada for Tetra Pak, a
Swiss company with US headquarters in Denton, Texas.
She says that this package type is particularly appealing
to newer brands that have not previously produced (and
hence been more tied to) a can format.
Another point of difference is that Tetra Pak cartons
are BPA-free. In recent years, makers of canned pet food
have been the target of some consumer groups con-

cerned about cans that contain the substance and potential health risks associated with BPA.
According to Urbina, usage and queries about the Tetra
Pack carton among pet food companies has been rising.
"We've seen interest from pet food manufacturers because
it's different - it's a different shape and also offers sustainability, which aligns with a lot of brands," she says.
Also aligning with the marketplace is the upgrading of pet food among pet owners. "Especially with this
premium trend, we see pet parents looking to feed pets
the same quality as human food, and our cartons have a
reputation of being associated with high quality human
products," Urbina notes.
Houston-based Petcurean, which produces pet foods
in cans, also has embraced the use of Tetra Pak cartons
for some of its products. "To save retailers even more
shelf space, we packaged our NOW FRESH stew and
pâté recipes in Tetra Pak cartons. These innovative and
sustainable cartons use up to 40% less shelf space than
cans and cups, which means less stocking and more
selling," reports Annabelle Immega, trade marketing
manager for Petcurean.
PFP

Petcurean offers
a wide variety of
packaging solutions,
including both
traditional cans and
Tetra Pak cartons for
wet food, to meet
the varying needs
of consumers.
Petcurean

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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 - 17
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 19
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 20
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 21
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PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 24
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 25
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
PET Food Processing - September 2018 - 76
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