The Leader in Pet Food and Rendered Ingredient Preservation
Kemin is setting the standard in microbial and antioxidant preservation by providing petfood manufacturers effective, natural and synthetic preservatives to improve the quality of rendered pet food ingredients. Kemin has developed solutions to assist in managing oxidation and microbial risks in fats, oils, fresh and frozen meats and rendering raw materials.
Managing the Risks Associated with Fresh and Frozen Meats
With the desire from consumers and manufacturers to have cleaner labels, better nutrition and higher quality products, there has been a significant trend in the petfood industry to utilize higher inclusion levels of fresh and frozen meats in pet foods products.
Deteriorating fresh and frozen meats can create several unintended risks impacting the quality of pet foods, which are often overlooked. One of the primary risks is microbial degradation, as meat decay can be associated with elevated levels of both pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms. This can lead to increased levels of biogenic amines, free fatty acids and also result in a negative impact on palatability. A second concern is the risk of lipid oxidation, as both fresh and frozen meats are highly susceptible to oxidative deterioration. Protecting the lipids in meats from oxidation is necessary to maintain the nutritional value and the palatability of these ingredients. In addition, protecting both the microbial and oxidative quality of fresh and frozen meat ingredients can have an important impact on the quality and performance of finished pet food products.
ALLINSUR™M Series for Protecting The Quality of Fresh and Frozen Meats
The ALLINSUR™ M product line was developed to provide petfood manufacturers and meat ingredient suppliers with an innovative, natural solution to effectively manage the risks associated with utilizing fresh and frozen meats in pet food products. Its unique dual mode of action prolongs the freshness and quality of these materials by influencing biogenic amine formation and the potential for controlling microbial degradation and protecting against oxidative deterioration.
Benefits of ALLINSUR M™ for Fresh and Frozen Meat Protection
There are many reasons to consider using ALLINSUR M™ to prolong the quality and freshness in fresh and frozen meat products including:
- Offers a unique dual mode of action to manage both microbial and oxidation risks
- Provides a natural preservation option for meat based ingredients
- Manages risks of biogenic amine and free fatty acid formation
- Extends shelf-life of both meats and pet food products
- Has positive impact on pet food palatability
- Innovative approach to improving overall meat quality
Managing Inherent Fat and Oil Risks
Ensuring the safety and quality of commercial pet foods is both a challenging and complex process. A few of the major challenges that petfood manufacturers face include oxidative deterioration and microbial contamination of both their raw ingredients and finished petfood products. Failure to control oxidation of the fats and oils used in pet food can result in loss of nutritional quality and reduction in palatability of the pet food. Autoxidation can be effectively managed through proper use of antioxidants in petfood ingredients and throughout the entire petfood manufacturing process.
Microbial hazards are considered a pet food safety issue and are seen by many as a potential public health issue due to the risk of direct human contact with pet food. Effective management requires that a hazard analysis be completed on the entire supply chain and production process and that preventative controls be put into place. In pet foods, any ingredient that is applied topically to kibble after the extrusion kill step poses a significant risk. Since fats and oils are added post-extrusion, the associated risk can be managed by several methods: good sanitation and hygiene procedures, heating fat to control microbial levels and usage of ingredients that can provide microbial control.
ALLINSUR™ A Series for Rendered Fat Preservation
The ALLINSUR A product line was developed to provide petfood manufacturers and renderers an effective option to control autoxidative deterioration of fats, preserve fat freshness and provide conditions to assist in managing the inherent microbial risks in animal fats.
Features of ALLINSUR A Series for Effective Fat Management
There are many reasons to consider using ALLINSUR A to preserve fat after the rendering process including:
- Effective combination of antioxidant and organic acid
- Provides natural or synthetic preservation options to maintain freshness
- Influences conditions that affect microbial levels in fats
- Consumer friendly labeling
- No observed “scorching” or black spots in fat
- Neutral impact on treat palatability
Managing Raw Materials in the Rendering Process
There are significant risks to consider in the management of raw materials used in the rendering process. Delays in processing raw materials can negatively impact the oxidative and microbial quality of rendered fat and protein. Endogenous or exogenous enzymes (such as lipases or decarboxylase enzymes) can degrade the quality of rendering raw materials. These enzymes catalyze a number of reactions that can increase production of free fatty acids, biogenic amines and lipid oxidation by-products. This can have unintended consequences, including negatively impacting pet nutrition and palatability as well as reducing ingredient quality.
Raw material deterioration can also have important negative consequences on the efficiency of rendering plant operations. If the raw material degrades, it can cause a reduction in the heat transfer ability of the fat, which will require the product to cook longer and result in increased energy costs. The longer resonance time in the cooker will increase the level of product fines, which will decrease the efficiency of the presses. This causes a decrease in the fat yield and leaves more fat in the meal, which can result in meal that is difficult to handle.
ALLINSUR FS Series Freshness Solution for Raw Material Management
The ALLINSUR FS product line is a highly effective blend of antioxidants and acidifiers utilized for maintaining the quality of raw materials in the rendering industry. It aids in prolonging the freshness of raw materials by controlling oxidation and the conditions which trigger microbial degradation. Protecting the quality of the raw materials used in petfood products can assist in improving operational efficiency in the rendering plant and supporting the achievement of the petfood manufacturer’s quality requirements.
Benefits of ALLINSUR FS Series for Raw Material Management
There are many reasons to consider using ALLINSUR FS to manage raw materials during the rendering process including:
- Innovative and optimal combination of antioxidant and acidifiers
- Neutral effect on companion animal palatability
- Decrease in free fatty acid in animal fats and protein meals
- Provide effective precooking oxidation management
- Reduce biogenic amines in animal protein meals
- Improve efficiency of rendering operations
Kemin is Your Partner for Freshness Protection
The Kemin Technical Support and Customer Laboratory Service (CLS) teams are your freshness protection partners throughout the entire petfood and rendering manufacturing processes. Our experienced team is available to provide technical advice and laboratory testing support to help you better manage petfood raw materials throughout the entire rendering process.