Freeze-drying novel protein may help pet food palatability

Certain processing factors and conditions influence the quality of the freeze-dried proteins used in pet food.

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Freeze-dried meat in pet food may offer advantages in shelf-stability, nutrition and convenience over dehydrated, frozen or otherwise preserved protein sources. Those benefits may extend to novel proteins, which pet food ingredient suppliers are now investigating. However, certain processing factors and conditions influence the quality of the freeze-dried proteins used in pet food, said Poulson Joseph, PhD, principal scientist with pet food preservative and palatant supplier Videka, in a video from Petfood Forum 2018Read more.


Wall, Tim, and Tim Wall. “Freeze-Drying Novel Protein May Help Pet Food Palatability.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 25 Mar. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7995-freeze-drying-novel-protein-may-help-pet-food-palatability.

Diamond Pet Foods sued over alleged heavy metals, BPA

Pet owners filed a class action lawsuit against Diamond Pet Foods over the alleged presence of heavy metals, BPA and other chemicals in Diamond’s dog foods.

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Pet owners filed a class action lawsuit against Diamond Pet Foods over the alleged presence of heavy metals, BPA and other chemicals in Diamond’s dog foods. A similar lawsuit against Champion Petfoods was dismissed in February. Read more.


Wall, Tim, and Tim Wall. “Diamond Pet Foods Sued over Alleged Heavy Metals, BPA.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 19 Mar. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7983-diamond-pet-foods-sued-over-alleged-heavy-metals-bpa.

Natural claim influenced 45 percent of pet food buyers

In the results of the survey, 45 percent of pet owners responded that they were more inclined to purchase pet food labeled as “natural”.

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In a survey of 100 adult pet owners in the United States, the word “natural” on pet food labelsmost influenced people’s decision to purchase a particular pet food. Read more.


Wall, Tim, and Tim Wall. “Natural Claim Influenced 45 Percent of Pet Food Buyers.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 5 Mar. 2019, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7928-natural-claim-influenced-45-percent-of-pet-food-buyers.