Naturox® - Natural* Antioxidants for Pet Food Formulations

Natural Antioxidants for Pet Food Diets

As pet owners seek out more label-friendly petfood products, synthetic chemical preservatives and ingredients are being replaced with natural antioxidant solutions that are designed to maintain the nutritional quality. Using natural antioxidants in petfood formulations to prevent oxidative rancidity is essential to maintaining palatability and nutritional value in rendered ingredients and petfood products. Petfood manufacturers, renderers and ingredient suppliers continue to be presented with opportunities and challenges to preserve the freshness of petfoods and meet retailers' demand for increased shelf life.

Pet Owners Associate Natural Pet Food Ingredients With:

  • Avoiding safety issues
  • Higher nutritional value
  • Better overall quality
  • Optimum product freshness

The Challenge: Replacing synthetic chemical preservative ingredients that have been used for decades in pet food products and ingredients.

The Opportunity: Introducing natural pet food ingredients to extend product shelf life, to maintain the highest nutritional value in pet food diets, while meeting ever-changing consumer expectations. For more than 30 years, Kemin has partnered with leading renderers, ingredient suppliers and petfood manufacturers to overcome these challenges. Kemin is dedicated to working hard to develop meaningful partnerships with customers by providing innovative solutions for pet food antioxidant stabilization.

NATUROX Antioxidants for Petfood Protection

Globally, NATUROX is Kemin’s market leading natural antioxidant brand—available in dry or liquid form—featuring a synergistic blend of natural mixed tocopherols and emulsifiers for complete oxidation protection for pet food ingredients and formulations. Ingredient suppliers, renderers, and petfood manufactuers have relied on NATUROX to assist them in transitioning away from synthetic chemical ingredients and preservatives.

NATUROX can also be formulated with enriched levels of delta-tocopherol to deliver improved antioxidant performance. Delta-tocopherol, the most effective tocopherol homologue, provides superior carry-through during extrusion and drying while also maximising product shelf life.

Key Steps to Effective Use of Natural Antioxidants in Pet Foods:

  • Comprehending the effect of manufacturing processes
  • Monitoring the full supply chain to assure absolute quality
  • Choosing the appropriate antioxidant according to finished product composition
  • Utilising the proper antioxidant application system
  • Assuring correct residual antioxidant levels in the finished pet food diet

Plant-Based Protection for Petfood and Rendering Stabilisation

The natural mixed-tocopherol present in NATUROX can also be found in most whole grains, vegetable oils, legumes and seeds. Mixed-tocopherols are a part of nature's internal defense system, designed to naturally prevent oxidation of the polyunsaturated fats present in plants. NATUROX products feature mixed-tocopherols, which deliver natural protection for the unsaturated fats present in premium pet food diets.

Benefits of NATUROX

The NATUROX Advantage

There are many antioxidants used in pet food formulations that are labelled as “natural” –but not all of them are created equal. The formulation of NATUROX system of dry and liquid natural antioxidants for pet food formulations includes:

  • A synergistic blend of natural mixed-tocopherol ingredients for improved free radical absorption
  • Enriched levels of delta-tocopherols – the most effective tocopherol for stabilisation
  • Antioxidant activity ranking of Tocopherols: Delta > Gamma > Beta > Alpha
  • Lecithin – a natural emulsifier – assists to prevent the formation of free radicals that initiate the autoxidation process
  • NATUROX product line features a variety of formulations that meet a diverse range of performance needs
  • Non-GMO solutions, with Restricted Country of Origin, Organic compliant and other specialty products are available upon request

Add NATUROX To Your Mix

The growing consumer demand for healthier, natural pet foods, pet treats and pet supplements creates an opportunity for companies to replace synthetic chemical preservatives and ingredients. It also allows you to distinguish your pet food products, as this market trend appears to be here to stay.

Contact a Kemin sale representative to see how the NATUROX antioxidant portfolio can help you meet your needs, as well as how this natural product solution can extend shelf-life for your raw materials and pet food products.

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.

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