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FORMULATION
" Then fill in with premium sources of animal protein
and wholesome, high-quality plant-based ingredients, "
Paris said. " As with any formula, the nutrient profile is
of critical importance, so formulation software and calculations
should be used to create a diet on paper that
meets nutritional needs, and then trials and lab testing
should be done to validate those results. "
Carmella added, " Ensuring product integrity is essential
when producing limited-ingredient pet foods.
Robust quality control and assurance programs must be
in place to reduce the risk of contamination from other
ingredients utilized in the manufacturing facility. "
After all, if you are limiting the ingredients in the
food, there's no room for cross contamination or sloppy
manufacturing. This would defeat the purpose of
the product.
" We have very specific standard operating proLimited
ingredient
formulations will
typically include
just one or two
ingredients each to
meet the protein, fat
and carbohydrate
requirements.
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cedures regarding the manufacturing of these diets,
which include precautions to ensure these diets are free
of evidence of contaminating proteins, " Carmella said.
" The limited-ingredient recipes offered by Blue Buffalo
also feature high levels of antioxidants, such as vitamins
E and C. Additionally, you'll see that our formulas
have added Omega fatty acids to support skin and
coat health. "
Paris noted limited-ingredient diets often utilize nontraditional
proteins. Canidae, for example, offers a wide
variety of proteins to accommodate all diets. In its Pure
Goodness line, there are formulas with salmon, duck, bison,
lamb, goat and venison.
Such non-conventional proteins may come
from
other animal species, as long as they are approved for
use. Examples include alligator, eggs, herring, kangaroo,
rabbit, trout and whitefish. They may even be microbial
proteins produced through fermentation.
" The key to a limited
ingredient diet is to
provide only one or
maybe two sources
of protein, fat and
carbohydrates. "
Carolyn Kennedy, CK Nutrition
Freely Pet LLC, Brentwood, Mo., focuses on flexitarian
and vegetarian limited-ingredient options. The company
uses varied proteins, including animal-derived,
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