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PROCESSOR SPOTLIGHT

Top: Daily visual and sensory inspections of samples from every
batch occur before product is released for distribution.
Middle: Product density is measured every 15 minutes and is a
critical step in the process. Bottom: The nutrients and characteristics of ingredients are verified before shipments are accepted.
During the Purina event, President of Alaskan Leader
Seafood, Keith Singleton, shared a little about the
process the codfish supplier went through to become
a Purina supplier. He said the seafood company had
to adjust its processes to meet Purina's testing, tracking
and verifying requirements. Purina refers to the stringent
evaluation of all ingredient suppliers as a forensic study
of the supplying company. Purina believes it's the company's responsibility to leverage its scale to make the
value chain better across the industry.

Demystifying the process
The Clinton plant manages 335 different ingredients.
Every ingredient has a label and barcode and is
registered to a location. During ingredient receiving
and batching, 700 quality checks are conducted daily.
As batches are mixed, extruded, cut, dried, coated,
blended and cooled, 1,500 quality checks are performed
per day. The majority of these processing steps occur on
equipment custom-built by Purina, which utilizes the
extrusion process to cook and shape the products. Once
product is finished, more than 4,600 quality checks
occur during packaging. Package sizes in Clinton range
from ½ oz. to more than 50 lbs.
Samples are tested in the microbiology and chemistry labs and, daily, a team of four employees reviews
the results from all quality and safety tests and conducts
visual and sensory inspections of samples from each batch
before product is released for distribution.

Bringing the science and nutrition to life
Leveraging more than 500 scientists globally, over 300
patents and 90 years in pet care, Purina currently is
focusing on five areas of pet health where the company
believes it can make a difference - healthy metabolism,
healthy early development, oral health, digestive and
microbiome health with a focus on enhancing nutrient
absorption and healthy aging. Recent advancements
in non-invasive testing instruments that use saliva or
fecal samples to provide fast results on full-gut flora
have allowed innovations in gut biome and food
ingredients to benefit the functionality of the pets' biome
and are helping Purina go beyond complete and balanced
nutrition to help pets thrive.
According to Purina, science is only valuable if it's
successfully transferred to every bag, every bowl and
every bite.
PFP

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PET Food Processing - December 2018
CONTENTS
OFF THE LEASH - Center of attention
TRENDS - REWARDING INDULGENCE
PLANT PROFILE - World Record INNOVATION
PROCESSOR SPOTLIGHT - BEGGIN' FOR MORE
SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - BARKING UP A NEW TREE
FOOD SAFETY - MANAGING THE COLD
INGREDIENTS - VETTING vegetarian pet food
PACKAGING TRENDS - all about AESTHETICS
FORMULATION - CLEAN BY ANY NAME
EQUIPMENT - MIXING MATTERS
OPERATIONS - Integrated INTELLIGENCE
PACKAGING - sealed and DELIVERED
BEST IN SHOW
EVENTS
SIT, STAY, READ
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - CONTENTS
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - OFF THE LEASH - Center of attention
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 9
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 10
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - TRENDS - REWARDING INDULGENCE
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 12
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 13
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 14
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 15
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 16
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PLANT PROFILE - World Record INNOVATION
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PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 26
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PROCESSOR SPOTLIGHT - BEGGIN' FOR MORE
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 28
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 29
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - BARKING UP A NEW TREE
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 31
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 32
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - FOOD SAFETY - MANAGING THE COLD
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 34
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 35
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 36
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 37
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 38
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 39
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 40
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - INGREDIENTS - VETTING vegetarian pet food
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 42
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 43
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 44
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 45
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 46
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PACKAGING TRENDS - all about AESTHETICS
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 48
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 49
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 50
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - FORMULATION - CLEAN BY ANY NAME
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 52
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 53
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 54
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 55
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 56
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - EQUIPMENT - MIXING MATTERS
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 58
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 59
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 60
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - OPERATIONS - Integrated INTELLIGENCE
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 62
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 63
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 64
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 65
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 66
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - PACKAGING - sealed and DELIVERED
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 68
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 69
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - BEST IN SHOW
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - 71
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - December 2018 - SIT, STAY, READ
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