Pet Food Processing - May 2024 - 29

FOOD SAFETY
overcoming
Finding ways to avoid oxidation takes
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Oxidation poses a significant challenge in pet food production,
affecting color, flavor and nutritional value, which in
turn influences shelf life and palatability. As a result, pet
food formulators must collaborate with ingredient suppliers
to find effective solutions for addressing this potentially
harmful and costly issue.
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that occurs when vital
nutrients in pet food, such as fats, proteins and vitamins,
come into contact with oxygen. This reaction can
occur during the manufacturing process or after the food
has been packaged, leading to a range of negative effects.
Firstly, oxidation can affect the palatability of pet food,
making it less appealing to pets. The nutritional value of pet
food can also be compromised by oxidation, and pets can
experience gastrointestinal problems or nutritional deficiencies
if they consume oxidized food regularly.
" Oxidation can impact palatability by causing off-flavors,
colors and aromas, " said Robert Mason, senior applications
scientist, Balchem, Montvale, NJ. " Wide-spread oxidation
can also impact nutrition as reactive micronutrients are
consumed or compromised. Finally, consuming rancid
oxidation
collaboration from suppliers and formulators.
By Richard Rowlands | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
product can cause gastric upset in pets leading to vomiting
and diarrhea. In many cases, our pets will tell us long
before we can detect rancidity. Many pets will display decreased
excitement at mealtime, slower response to engage
the bowl, and potentially decreased voluntary intake. "
The degradation of key nutrients due to oxidation is of
particular concern, as these nutrients play essential roles in
maintaining the health and wellbeing of pets. For example,
certain vitamins are prone to oxidation, which can lead to
a decrease in their bioavailability and effectiveness in supporting
various bodily functions.
" The influence of oxidation on pet food quality and safety
is multifaceted, impacting various aspects such as flavor,
texture, aroma, and most critically, the nutritional integrity
of the product, " said Parastou Farshi, scientist, Corbion,
Lenexa, Kan. " Oxidation, in simple terms, is a chemical reaction
involving the transfer of electrons, which can lead to
the degradation of fats, proteins and vitamins present in pet
food. This degradation not only compromises the sensory
attributes of the food but also diminishes its nutritional
value, potentially posing health risks to pets if consumed. "
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Oxidation can lead
to the degradation
of key vitamins
in pet food. As a
result, a pet might
not receive all the
nutrients they need
from the food they
are eating.
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