ENDOX® - Preserve Feed Quality
With over 50 years of research and experience in the animal feed industry, Kemin has identified some antioxidants are more efficacious in various types of processes and products than others. With this knowledge, Kemin instituted specific blends of antioxidants and chelators (to control free radical formation) to meet the quality demands of specific feeds and feed ingredients.
Complex Process of Oxidation
Oxidation can be defined as the destruction of unsaturated fatty acids in the presence of oxygen.1 This process is initiated by exposure to oxygen, enzymes, metal ions, heat, or light. During oxidation, oxygen is absorbed and free radicals are produced which accelerate the conversion of unsaturated fatty acids to byproducts such as peroxides and secondary oxidatives. This process can have a major impact not only on quality, but on the performance of livestock and poultry.
An Ideal Antioxidant System
The ideal antioxidant needs to be able to prevent the destruction of unsaturated fatty acids and control the production of free radicals. In order to accomplish this, an antioxidant system should be used. This system consists of:
- Synergistic blend of antioxidants to quench free radicals before they can attack unsaturated fatty acids
- A metal chelator to bind metal ions, which can act as pro-oxidants and form free radicals
Antioxidant activity is a contact sport. In order to control oxidation, it is essential to ensure a homogenous distribution antioxidant activity in the feed matrix. Conventional antioxidants are often simply dry mixtures containing crystals of the antioxidants and carriers. ENDOX® uses a proprietary manufacturing process to apply active antioxidants to the surface of a dry carrier. This allows nearly every particle to be covered with an active antioxidant mixture and allows for the homogeneous distribution of the antioxidants in the feed or feed ingredient.
Commitment to Quality and Food Safety
Since earning the prestigious Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognition at its Des Moines, Iowa, manufacturing facility in February 2013, Kemin Industries remains a leader in the production of safe, quality ingredients. The recognition reinforced the company’s investment in human and financial capital to enhance existing conditions and processes, verifying its products are safe, efficient and effective until they reach the end consumer. Kemin has the FSSC 22000 certification, recognized by GFSI, which is accepted by food manufacturers worldwide.
Solution Driven, Customer Commited
Through TOTAL NUTRITION™, Kemin offers a range of nutritional solutions for raising healthy animals. Kemin understands our customers want to raise healthy livestock and poultry giving consumers the nutritional and health benefits they are looking for, while also returning a profit. Kemin offers products and services to help achieve safe, health and efficient solutions for today’s competitive marketplace.
- Kemin Internal Document 2014-00007