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INGREDIENTS
e of pet food
Formulators rely on science and alternative protein
sourcing to keep pet food supplies growing.
By Donna Berry | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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Like other consumer product sectors, the pet food industry
is now a part of the " Fourth Industrial Revolution, "
the term being used to describe the rapid technological
advancements taking off as you read this. This includes
artificial intelligence, precision fermentation and molecular
farming, all of which are impacting the future of pet
food formulating, specifically protein sourcing.
Animal protein is in more than 93% of pet food
products worldwide, according to the " Vegan Pet Food
Market Share and Size 2023 " report from The Insight
Partners, New York. And according to the peer-reviewed
paper " Environmental impacts of food consumption by
dogs and cats, " which was published on Aug. 2, 2017, in
PLOS ONE, if America's dogs and cats were their own
country, their consumption of meat products alone
would `rank` fifth in the world.
" Concerns are emerging within the pet food industry
about the long-term availability and reliability of animal
protein ingredients, as well as their consistency of specification
and sustainability impacts, " said Rich Kelleman, chief
executive officer, Bond Pet Foods, Boulder, Colo. " There is
a long history around feeding pets animal proteins, creating
a significant barrier for many emerging options.
" To successfully replace animal proteins in pet foods,
any alternative will not only have to deliver on the fundamentals
(nutrition and complete essential amino acid
profiles, taste and palatability, and affordability), but also
be able to position themselves in a way that's culturally
satisfying, " Kelleman added. " This is why Bond exists:
to create a wholly new class of protein for the pet food
world. One that's essential amino acid complete, scalable,
and has potential for mainstream adoption. "
Putting technology to work
To reduce the pet food industry's reliance on familiar
meat products, such as beef, chicken, turkey and salmon,
companies are increasingly relying on alternative
protein sources. This includes animal meats not typically
consumed by humans, such alligator, kangaroo and
rabbit. It also includes insects, namely crickets and black
soldier fly larvae.
Not too long ago, there was a push to get insect protein
into human food innovations. Typical American
consumers could not get past the " yuck " factor, even
though eating insects is common to cultures in many
other parts of the world. But because pets enjoy chasing
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Bond Pet Foods'
scientists use
a precision
fermentation
process to create
brewed protein
that can replace
conventionally
sourced animal
protein in pet food.
Bond Pet Foods
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