Leading the Way in Preservation of Pet Food and Rendered Ingredients
Kemin is providing leading solutions for microbial preservation and antioxidant control by providing petfood manufacturers and renderers effective, synthetic and natural solutions to improve the quality of rendered pet food ingredients. Kemin has developed innovative products to assist in managing microbial and oxidative risks in fats, oils and rendering raw materials.
Management of Fat and Oil Risks
Petfood manufacturers face many complex challenges throughout the manufacturing process, including the microbial contamination and oxidative deterioration of raw ingredients and finished pet food products. Failing to control the oxidation of oils and fats can negatively impact shelf-life, nutritional quality and palatability. Autoxidation in petfood ingredients can be successfully managed through the proper use of antioxidants throughout the pet food manufacturing process.
Microbial hazards are not only a pet food safety issue, but can also become a public health issue if there is direct human contact with pet food. Any ingredients applied topically to pet food kibble after the extrusion kill step can pose considerable risk. Because oils and fats are added post-extrusion, the associated risk can be mitigated through a number of methods:
- Proper hygiene and sanitation
- Heating fat to control microbial levels
- Utilising ingredients that provide microbial control
ALLINSUR™ A Series for Rendered Fat Preservation
ALLINSUR A gives renderers and pet food manufacturers an effective solution that assists in controlling the autoxidative deterioration of fats, while also functioning to preserve fat freshness and aid in managing the inherent microbial risks of animal fats.
Features of ALLINSUR A for Effective Management of Fat Quality
Integrating ALLINSUR A into your quality plan to preserve fat quality after the rendering process gives you:
- A multi-functional product with an effective blend of antioxidants and preservatives
- Kemin provides both natural and synthetic preservation solutions for maintaining freshness
- Influence over conditions that impact microbial levels in fats
- Labelling that is consumer friendly
- No observed black spots or “scorching” in the fat
- Neutral impact on palatability
Managing Raw Materials in the Rendering Process
Managing raw materials used in the rendering process presents many risks and challenges. Delays in processing the raw materials can have a negative impact on the oxidative and microbial quality of rendered protein meal and fat. Endogenous or exogenous enzymes (such as lipases or decarboxylase enzymes) have been shown to degrade the quality of raw materials. These enzymes catalyze a variety of reactions that can increase the production of biogenic amines, free fatty acids and lipid oxidation by-products. The consequences of this include a negative impact on pet nutrition, palatability and ingredient quality.
ALLINSUR FS Series Freshness Solution for Raw Material Management
ALLINSUR FS features a unique blend of antioxidants and preservatives designed to maintain raw material quality. It helps prolong the freshness of raw materials by controlling oxidation and mitigating conditions associated with microbial degradation. Maintaining the quality of the raw materials can also improve operational efficiency in your rendering plant, reduce plant odours, and help you achieve the petfood manufacturer’s quality requirements.
Raw material deterioration can also have a significant negative consequences on the efficient operation of a rendering plant. Raw material degradation, can cause a reduction in the heat transfer ability of the fat, which will require a longer cook time and result in increased energy costs. A longer resonance time in the cooker will cause an increase in the quantity of product fines, which will decrease the efficiency of the presses. Ultimately this causes a decrease in the fat yield and leaves more fat in the meal, which can result in difficult handling of the protein meal.
Benefits of ALLINSUR FS Series for Managing Raw Materials
Using ALLINSUR FS to manage raw materials during the rendering process gives you:
- A novel blend of antioxidants and preservatives
- Neutral impact on palatability
- Lower free fatty acid levels in animal fats and protein meals
- Effective precooking oxidation management
- Decreased biogenic amines in animal protein meals
- Improved efficiency of rendering operations
Add ALLINSUR to the Mix
Kemin is the industry leader in microbial preservation and antioxidant control, providing a variety of natural and synthetic options designed to maintain the quality of rendered pet food ingredients. Solutions such as ALLINSUR A and ALLINSUR FS can assist your operations in managing oxidation and microbial risks in fats, oils and rendering raw materials.
Contact a Kemin sales representative today to see how ALLINSUR can provide effective oxidation and microbial control throughout your rendered ingredient supply chain. Also, by partnering with Kemin we will show you how our Product Application Department (PAD), Customer Laboratory Services (CLS) and Technical Services Team can provide value-added support to help you achieve your business goals.
*Natural here is defined by the 2011 European Pet Food Industry Federation Code of Good Labelling Practice for Pet Food.
**Certain statements may not be applicable in all geographical regions. Product labelling and associated claims may differ based upon local government requirements.