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INGREDIENTS
FUNDAMENTAL
AND FASHIONABLE
Fats and oils are important in every pet food formulation,
and some promise additional health benefits.
By Lauren Semple | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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In recent years, ingredients such as fish oil and avocado
have been promoted as a part of a balanced diet for
health-conscious humans. These foods are sources of
healthy fats and important nutrients, which are also key
in the diets of pets. The volume and value of oils and fats
as ingredients in pet food, as well as new products with
an emphasis on fats, demonstrates these ingredients'
prevalence in the industry.
Fats by the numbers
In 2020, the Institute for Feed Education and Research
(IFEEDER), Pet Food Institute (PFI) and the North
American Renderers Association (NARA) released
a report illuminating the prevalence of fats and oils as
ingredients in the pet food industry. Statistics on these
pet food ingredients in the United States coming from
slaughter or rendering reveal that beef and animal fat are
the fourth- and fifth-largest categories of animal ingredients
by volume respectively, with more than 100,000
tons of beef fat used each year. Oils and fats also come
from sources other than slaughter and rendering, including
mill-based vegetable oil and fish oil, which is a
fishery byproduct.
In total, oils and fats account for $218.1 million in value
as pet food ingredients and consist of 306,347 tons of
raw material annually. Fats rendered from animals contribute
most significantly to this monetary value with
an annual worth of $153.4 million. The yearly values of
other oils are smaller but still significant, with vegetable
oil having a dollar value of $10.3 million and, despite a
smaller volume being produced yearly, fish oil as a pet
food ingredient is worth $54.4 million annually.
Prevalence of certain fats differs slightly between cat
and dog food. According to the IFEEDER report, " generic
animal fat is the top animal fat choice used in cat
foods with 24,992 tons used during the study period,
followed by beef fat and chicken fat, with 23,851 tons
and 6,301 tons, respectively. "
For dog food however, " beef fat is the lead ingredient,
with 123,605 tons used for dog foods, followed by
animal fat at 79,518 tons, and chicken fat at 42,268 tons. "
In both cases, fish oil is the most popular source of
fat derived from an animal following beef, animal and
poultry fats, and if pet food trends follow those of pet
parents, fish oil could be seen as an increasingly popular
ingredient for people concerned about the health of
their pets in the next few years.
Fashionable fish oils
In viewing oils and fats as a health ingredient, more formulators
are choosing oils high in Omega 3 and Omega
6 fatty acids. Fish oil is often seen as a great source of
some of these key nutrients.
" All Omega 3s are not the same and the specific fatty
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Oils and fats require
proper storage, handling
and processing
to deliver their
promised benefits
throughout the shelf
life of pet food and
treat products.
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