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FORMULATION

Cats and dogs differ
in which attributes are
a priority in their diets.
Texture is of greater
importance to cats
and odor is of higher
importance to dogs.
Diana Pet Foods

higher moisture, but quick eating habits (5 to 20 minutes) leave a short window to trigger olfactive neurons.
Cats also begin by sniffing, but their eating could
stretch from two to 15 occasions - more opportunities to
trigger olfactive neurons (positive) and more moments to
change their minds about what they are eating (negative).
Extended feeding patterns are also harder to observe.
Felines employ 473 taste buds and detect sour, bitter, salty
and umami, sweet being undetectable. Texture is important and crunch and easy-to-break pieces are appreciated.
Individual differences among animals necessitates

including extensive expert panel testing with consumption being the key measure of palatability. The most
common test is a paired comparison, known as a twobowl, A-B testing, but other protocols like monadic
testing (single bowl) can provide additional information, according to Abby Castillo, Kemin global palatant
product manager, Des Moines, Iowa.
"Dogs are typically fed one or two meals a day in a
home setting, so our palatability trials reflect that," says
Susan Jojola, Ph.D., manager, applied behavior research,
AFB Research & Development, St. Charles, Missouri.
"Cats, on the other hand, are grazers."
The two bowls test is well suited when the objective
is to design a product that's more attractive than another product. An acceptance test makes sure the food
is eaten properly without refusal and is useful for treats.
The Ranking Descriptive Analysis test focuses on the pet
parent and its use is gaining in popularity. One market
trend considers cat preference diversity with a multivariety pack. This allows pet parents to zero in on what
their cat prefers over time.
"With the increasing sophistication of pet food and
variety of forms found on the market, it is becoming
challenging to compare foods," Herve says. "The complexity is increasing with toppers available to enhance
the feeding experience. In this context, rather than comparing foods, it becomes more relevant to check that a
specific food isn't generating abnormal eating behaviors."
Diana Pet Food, headquartered in Elven, France,
uses expert panels to perform feedback to analyze the
diets' olfactory and gustatory attractiveness and the
preference(s) of the pet. Extensive expert panels include
a minimum of 40 cats or dogs over two days in order to
Wet cat food is gaining in popularity, which has increased the
focus on palatants for this product format.
AFB International

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Contents
OFF THE LEASH - Dearth of data
TRENDS - Pets vs. planet
PLANT PROFILE - Recognized as Champions
FOOD SAFETY - Plan, test, improve, repeat
REGULATORY - Building on success
INGREDIENTS - Balanced benefits
FORMULATION - Understanding palatability
EQUIPMENT - Eye on dry
EQUIPMENT - Key to kibble control
OPERATIONS - 21st century pest control
PACKAGING - The singles scene
BEST IN SHOW
PATENTS TO PONDER
EVENTS
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
AD INDEX
SIT, STAY, READ
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - OFF THE LEASH - Dearth of data
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - TRENDS - Pets vs. planet
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - REGULATORY - Building on success
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - INGREDIENTS - Balanced benefits
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