Protecting pet food and its ingredients from oxidation is critical in maintaining overall nutrition, well-being and palatability. While it is virtually impossible to completely prevent or eliminate light and temperature changes, exposure to air, water, metal ions, or other factors that contribute to the oxidation process in pet food, it can be slowed down or controlled with a well-managed stability assurance program from Kemin.
As a global leader in the development and manufacture of antioxidant ingredients, Kemin is able to anticipate and quickly meet individual customers' ever-changing needs through a comprehensive line of natural and synthetic antioxidants.
Natural Antioxidants – Plant-Based Protection
Kemin natural antioxidants lead the industry in performance, and exceed consumers’ health expectations for their pets. These natural antioxidants include the highly effective Naturox®, Verdilox™, and Paramega™ brand antioxidants.
Synthetic Antioxidants - Targeted Protection
Synesthetic antioxidants, such as BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), TBHQ (tert-butyl hydroquinone), ethoxyquin and propyl gallate are used extensively in the petfood industry to effectively extend the shelf life of pet food diets and treats. Kemin scientists recognize that these antioxidants can react differently based on the process and the substrate being stabilized and provide a wide range of formulations – including PET-OX®, TERMOX™, RENDOX® – that provide maximum protection from oxidation.