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INGREDIENTS
the power of
PREMIXES
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Premixes provide processors with the essential nutrient
ingredients they need to formulate pet foods.
By Donna Berry | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
Lack of essential nutrients in pets' diets leads to deficiencies
that impact physiological health and comfortable
aging. This is why it is common for everyday foods
to be enriched with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Premixes ensure that the food meets the animal's
nutrient requirements as the sole food source.
" Pet food ingredients can be highly variable in micronutrient
concentration, thus challenging pet food manufacturers
to create consistent finished food nutrient
profiles, " said Tayler Hansen, Ph.D., companion animal
nutritionist and formulation manager, Trouw Nutrition,
Highland, Ill. " Premixes contain standardized micronutrients
to help ensure nutritional adequacy and decrease
the risk of a deficiency in pet food. "
George Josef, global head of marketing and nutritional
lipids for pet food, dsm-firmenich, New York, said,
" Within the world of pet food fortification, premixes are
a formulators secret weapon. Premixes are instrumental
in giving pet food producers access to a concentrated
blend of essential nutrients that are nutritionally balanced
and of consistently high quality. Premixes also
support manufacturers' needs to meet regulatory standards
and customize formulations to meet a variety of
health needs that matter most to pet parents. "
Complete-and-balanced food
The Association of American Feed Control Officials
(AAFCO) established standard ingredient definitions
and nutritional requirements for pet foods. These standards
must be met or exceeded for a pet food to be marketed
as " complete and balanced " for a certain species
and life stage.
" Complete means the product contains all the nutrients
required, " said Gary Davenport, Ph.D., companion
animal technical manager, ADM Pet Nutrition, Decatur,
Ill. " Balanced means the nutrients are present in biologically
appropriate ratios. "
Heidi Clark, national sales and marketing manager,
MicroDried, Nampa, Idaho, added, " Foods intended for
pets require fortification to qualify as 'food.' Premixes
play a crucial role in this process by providing a balanced
blend of essential nutrients. Additionally, incorporating
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A premix works as
a vehicle to deliver
ingredients required
at low-inclusion rates.
These ingredients
are often embedded
in carriers that also
mask any off flavors.
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