HYBRILOX™ for Pet Food Stabilization
Petfood manufacturers and consumers alike are increasingly concerned with the safety and long-term impact of synthetic chemical additives in pet food, which in turn has spurred the tremendous interest in petfood ingredient options that are more natural and offer greater safety and sustainability. This is driving the use of novel antioxidant products for petfood stabilization, which can yield important benefits to both petfood manufacturers and consumers that desire more natural options.
Developments in Pet Diets
As pet owners focus on the health and well-being of their cats and dogs, they desire cleaner and more label-friendly ingredients in the pet foods they purchase. Moreover, petfood manufacturers are equally concerned about the health and safety of employees being chronically exposed to chemical additives.
Historically, many pet foods were composed of underutilized feed/food industry by-products, which delivered excellent nutrition at an attractive economic value. Over the past two decades, however, the petfood market has become extremely dynamic and diets have more closely resembled human food. The trend of pet humanization is largely responsible for this and continues to drive innovation into petfood stabilization options that are more natural.
Concerns About BHA and BHT in Pet Food
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are synthetic antioxidants commonly utilized to stabilize pet food and petfood ingredients. There is growing concern, however, over their environmental safety and effect on animal health. Both BHA and BHT are known to bioaccumulate in the environment and have been identified as being very toxic to aquatic organisms. BHA has also been identified as a potential human carcinogen. In addition, BHA has also been investigated as a potential endocrine disruptor, which implies that it may interfere with the endocrine (hormone) system in mammals.
Evolving Stabilization Practices in Pet Food
The growth of the health and wellness segment is driving the use of novel ingredients in pet foods. This includes increased use of fish oils, vegetable oils, fruits, vegetables as well as novel grain and protein sources that have challenged historical petfood stabilization practices. These ingredients may require innovative antioxidant solutions to obtain the required ingredient and petfood stability. This is driving petfood manufacturers and consumers alike to look for cleaner, more natural alternatives to BHA and BHT.
HYBRILOX Offers a New Petfood Stabilization Alternative
The HYBRILOX product line was developed to provide petfood manufacturers with an alternative to BHA and BHT without compromising the effectiveness of their antioxidant system. HYBRILOX combines a powerful blend of natural antioxidants and antioxidants derived from natural sources, which provides optimum antioxidant stabilization at an effective cost. With HYBRILOX, petfood manufacturers finally have an alternative to BHA and BHT that offers effective petfood stabilization to address the emerging animal health issues and environmental safety concerns in the petfood industry.
The HYBRILOX product line was developed to provide petfood manufacturers with an effective alternative to BHA and BHT without compromising the effectiveness of their antioxidant system.
Key Features and Benefits of HYBRILOX
Not all antioxidants are created equal. The HYBRILOX product line:
- Provides a broad spectrum of antioxidant activity
- Includes a powerful blend of natural antioxidants and antioxidants derived from natural sources
- Offers an optimal, cost effective stabilization alternative to BHA and BHT
- Addresses emerging animal health issues and environmental safety concerns
Kemin is Your Partner for Natural Stabilization in Petfood
The Kemin Technical Support and Customer Laboratory Service (CLS) teams are your petfood stabilization partners throughout the entire petfood manufacturing process. Our experienced team is available to provide technical advice and laboratory testing support to help you replace synthetic chemical additives in pet food without compromising the effectiveness of the antioxidant system. Contact them today to learn how HYBRILOX can provide stabilization options that are effective, more natural alternatives to BHA and BHT.
*Natural as defined by the 2017 Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials.