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"We share proprietary information for each
batch of food so the consumer can access
this information to share with their vet or to
simply understand what is going into the food."
Patrick Mendicki, PureLUXE Inc.
sustainably sourced salmon for small breeds. These main
ingredients are supplemented with essential vitamins,
minerals and probiotics to ensure each recipe is
complete and balanced. All recipes are crafted with no
grains, chicken, potatoes, tapioca, dairy or wheat, and
are free of artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
While some mainstay pet food ingredients are
hypoallergenic, formulators are getting more discerning
with selections based on purported contributions to
health and wellness. Better-for-pet often takes precedence over cost.
This is also trending in oil selection, a key ingredient
in pet food because sufficient dietary fat is crucial for
healthy skin and coat, as well as various biological functions. More and more, formulators are choosing oils
higher in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as organic and
non-GMO options. Some higher-end oils are prone to
oxidation, so formulators claiming no preservatives
often include natural antioxidants in the pet food, such
as rosemary extract.
"Our oils are simple, usually only one ingredient or
perhaps a few if a blend is needed for the formula," says
Rick Cummisford, director of quality control, Columbus
Vegetable Oils, Des Plaines, Illinois. "This simple
approach helps keep product labels clean."
Moving forward, pet food formulators may want to
use blockchain technology for full transparency. This
information is a powerful marketing tool to pet owners

who are attracted to products that align with their
values. Blockchain creates a permanent record - from
field to factory to retailer - of every ingredient and
even every process. Such a data trail assists with tracking
and tracing product if any safety or quality issues arise. It
also provides assurances and accountability in terms of
product origin and certifications.
"This level of transparency would help answer consumers' growing questions about where their food
comes from," says Anant Kadiyala, director of blockchain and IoT industry solutions, Oracle, Redwood City,
California. "Companies that can provide more accurate
information on how food is grown, packed, processed
and shipped along the supply chain will be in a better
position to give consumers the confidence they desire."
Young says we can all play a role in supporting transparency and further advancing consumer trust in the
industry. "Anyone in the industry with a public-facing
platform, such as a website or social media handle, can
utilize available materials to help them communicate
with interested consumers about why a pet's complete
and balanced diet is so crucial," Young says. "It's important for us all to remember that shoppers aren't just
feeding a pet but rather a part of the family, and they
expect answers to their questions. Let's all help share the
stories behind our industry's track record of safety and
nutrition and recognize the trust placed on us each time
a pet parent sets out a bowl of food."
PFP

Human-grade, wholefood ingredients are
on the menu from the
growing number of
gently-cooked, directto-consumer pet food
companies.
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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 - 8
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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