PET-OX® Synthetic Antioxidants for Pet Food Stability

Renderers and petfood manufacturers desire to protect freshness and increase product shelf-life, while maintaining the quality of their petfood products. The PET-OX line of synthetic antioxidants—available in dry or liquid form—is specially designed for stabilising oils, fats and raw materials, as well as finished petfood products.

PET-OX antioxidants feature a synergistic blend of synthetic antioxidants – including butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and propyl gallate (PG) – formulated to deliver maximum protection from autoxidation.

PET-OX provides an effective alternative to petfood preservation, making it a top choice of synthetic antioxidants. To stabilise pet food products, renderers and petfood manufacturers can choose from a variety of antioxidant blends to increase the shelf life of pet food products.

The Appropriate Antioxidant for Every Application

Antioxidants are essential for protecting the sensory properties and nutritional value of pet food and ingredients because oils and fats in the food can oxidise or turn rancid when exposed to free radicals and oxygen.

Uninhibited oxidation can have a negative impact on pet foods. The most commonly observed effect is the formation of rancidity, which leads to negative odours and flavours that can cause a lack of consumer and pet acceptance of the product. In addition, oxidation can compromise the nutritional value of fats and fat-soluble vitamins. And, in severe cases, oxidation can lead to the formation of toxic metabolites that can have health implications.

To control oxidation Kemin provides a wide range of synthetic antioxidant blends to stabilise ingredients from rendering and pet food products. The function of antioxidants is to slow down or inhibit oxidation by reaction with free radicals. The oxidation process cannot be stopped entirely, but it can be effectively controlled.

At Kemin, we recommend quality assurance programmes that address the full scope of stabilisation—from the quality of raw material to stability in the final petfood product. A key component to stability assurance is implementing the right antioxidant formulation for each ingredient or petfood diet. We offer a full complement of synthetic antioxidant blends to increase the shelf life of pet foods, ensuring the appropriate antioxidant for every application.

PET-OX Stabilises Animal Fats and Protein Meals

A variety of antioxidants are commonly used in rendering and petfood manufacturing – including BHT, BHA, and Propyl Gallate – to help control the free radical chain reaction known to impact the process of oxidation. Kemin scientists know these antioxidants can react differently depending on the process and the substrate that is being stabilised. Therefore, we offer a diverse range of mixtures of synthetic antioxidants for pet food formulations under the PET-OX label.

Benefits of PET-OX

The PET-OX Advantage

  • A proven antioxidant system
  • A broad selection of synthetic antioxidant blends for every application
  • Specific formulations to meet your performance needs
  • Ethoxiquin-free solutions

When you bring PET-OX to your petfood manufacturing or rendering operation, you get more than a proven synthetic antioxidant formula. With Kemin you receive the full expertise and support of our Technical Services Team, ensuring you always receive the freshness protection you need.

Industry Leader in Antioxidants for Extending the Shelf Life of Pet Food Products

As the industry leader in natural and synthetic antioxidants used for extending the shelf life of pet food products, Kemin takes great pride in the fact that many of the world’s leading pet food manufacturers and rendering companies trust us with their antioxidant stabilisation programmes. What sets Kemin apart is:

  • Extensive experience and knowledge in the petfood industry
  • Our expertise and emphasis and in the rendering industry
  • Product and technical support at the local and global levels
  • Collaborative services to help develop new products and troubleshoot problems
  • A corporate commitment to quality and food safety

Add PET-OX to Your Stability Assurance Programme

Adding PET-OX synthetic antioxidants – available in both dry and liquid form – to your operation will help to insure that product freshness is maintained, pet food product quality and nutritional value are protected, and product shelf life is maximised. More importantly, it will increase satisfaction among pet owners and companion animals.

Please contact a Kemin sales representative today to see how PET-OX synthetic antioxidants can provide effective shelf-life stability that meets consumer demand for pet foods and pet treats. 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 service 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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