Hybrilox™ an Alternative to BHA and BHT Stabilisation in Pet Food
Consumers and petfood manufacturers continue to be concerned with the safety and long-term effects of synthetic chemical additives in pet foods. This has driven the demand for alternatives to synthetic antioxidants that can provide improved safety. Petfood manufacturers and consumers desire a safe and effective alternative to Ethoxyquin, BHT and BHA without compromising the overall effectiveness of their antioxidant system.
Evolution of Pet Diets
Historically, many pet foods included by-products, which delivered valuable nutrition at an attractive value. Over the past few decades, the pet food market has become more focused on health benefits with diets resembling human food in many ways. The rising trend of pet humanisation continues to drive innovation, which in turn has created a higher demand for pet food stabilisation options.
Today pet owners are increasingly concerned with the long-term impact of synthetic chemical additives commonly used in the production of pet food. This has created a desire for cleaner, safer, more label-friendly ingredients in the pet foods they feed to their companion animals.
Similarly, pet food manufacturers and renderers are concerned with the health and safety of employees who are regularly exposed to chemical additives. Therefore, there is greater interest across the pet food industry in using more natural antioxidants that may offer increased safety. This is why renderers and petfood manufacturers are seeking unique antioxidants for petfood stabilisation.
Concerns About Ethoxyquin, BHA and BHT in Pet Food
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) are synthetic antioxidants commonly used to stabilise pet food and petfood ingredients. Recently petfood manufacturers have looked for alternatives to BHA and BHT as the environmental and animal health safety of both of these ingredients have come under scrutiny.
In recent years the safety of Ethoxyquin has come into question and in June 2017 the European Commission suspended the authorization of ethoxyquin as a feed additive for all animal species and categories. This has particular impact on some ingredients utilized in petfoods that are still stabilized with Ethoxyquin.
Stabilisation Practices in Pet Food are Evolving
The growing health and wellness segment of the petfood industry is driving the widespread use of novel ingredients in pet food and pet treats, such as the increased use of fish oils, vegetable oils, fruits, vegetables, novel grains and protein sources that historically have created stabilisation challenges. These ingredients often require specialised antioxidant solutions to ensure pet food stability.
These developing needs are driving petfood manufacturers and consumers alike to look for clean labels and natural alternatives to Ethoxyquin, BHA and BHT.
HYBRILOX: A Novel Stabilisation Alternative
HYBRILOX provides a safe and effective alternative to Ethoxyquin, BHA and BHT without compromising the effectiveness of your respective antioxidant systems. HYBRILOX features a powerful blend of natural antioxidants and antioxidants derived from natural sources to deliver optimum stabilisation at an attractive price. With HYBRILOX, renderers and pet food manufacturers have an alternative to Ethoxyquin, BHT and BHA to provide effective pet food stabilisation to address the emerging safety concerns and animal health issues within the petfood industry.
The HYBRILOX Advantage
The key features and benefits of the HYBRILOX product portfolio:
- Provides a broad range of antioxidant activity
- Includes a powerful blend of natural antioxidants and antioxidants derived from natural sources
- Offers a cost effective stabilisation alternative to Ethoxyqiun, BHT and BHA
- Addresses emerging safety concerns and animal health issues
Add HYBRILOX to Your Stabilisation Program
Adding HYBRILOX to your stability program gives you a safe and effective alternative to Ethoxyquin, BHT and BHA without compromising the overall effectiveness of your antioxidant system. HYBRILOX features a powerful blend of natural antioxidants and antioxidants derived from natural sources to assure optimum antioxidant stabilization, to maintain product quality and nutrition - at an affordable price.
Contact your Kemin Sales Representative today to see how HYBRILOX can provide stabilisation options that are effective, more natural alternatives to Ethoxyquin, BHA and BHT. Also, by partnering with Kemin we will show you how our Product Application Department, Customer Laboratory Services and Technical Services Team can provide value-added support to help you achieve your business goals.
*Natural 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.