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INGREDIENTS
sustainability
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By Donna Berry | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
The pandemic fueled consumer interest in the food supply
chain. It's no longer sufficient to be simply transparent
with how food is sourced and produced. Now consumers
want to know how food production impacts the
earth. This includes pet foods and treats.
This is good news for the rendered ingredients marketplace,
which has long been criticized for putting
byproducts into pet food. Communication is key to
explaining why certain ingredients - namely rendered
proteins made from animal muscles, organs and bones
not used in human food but long consumed by animals
in the wild - make sense when prioritizing sustainability
of our natural resources.
" Consumers are widely unaware of how agriculture
and livestock produce more than just food, and rendering
prevents waste in animal production systems by
utilizing nearly all byproducts from the production of
meat, " said Anna Wilkinson, director of communications,
North American Renderers Association (NARA),
Alexandria, Va. " Rendering is highly sustainable and is
essential in producing sustainable animal feed ingredients
and pet food as well as many nonfood products
consumers use every day. "
Ben Hubbard, chief operating officer and general counsel,
Integrated Proteins, Kansas City, Mo., said, " Some pet
food companies attempted to create a negative connotation
with byproducts by using trendy buzz terms such as
'free from byproducts' in their marketing. In human nutrition,
'byproducts' can make consumers wary because
they have a negative association with the word. "
That's changing with the upcycling movement. Many
food byproducts are safe and highly nutritious. They
also reduce waste and hunger.
" Rendered products are an important part of the food
supply chain because they provide a sustainable outlet
to utilize a raw material stream that would otherwise
be landfilled or destroyed, " Hubbard said. " Instead of
heading to a landfill, rendered products go to pet food
manufacturers, where they make up 40% to 60% of most
finished kibble formulations for cats and dogs.
Fat and moisture
are removed from
animal byproducts
to produce protein
meal for dry pet
food formulations.
TOMRA
Rendered ingredients
point to significant
nutritional and
environmental benefits
for pet food.
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