About Kemin Pet Food and Rendering Technologies

For decades, Kemin has partnered with many of the world’s leading petfood manufacturers, renderers and ingredient suppliers to develop innovative solutions that address evolving consumer expectations and meet pet food safety, stabilization, palatability, ingredient and formulation needs.

We understand how raw materials, production processes and other factors can impact a final petfood diet and we use our product and application expertise to provide a full complement of solutions to meet the local and global needs of our customers.

Kemin has been supplying ingredients for pet food since the 1960s. Since then, we’ve evolved to offer solutions for every step of the pet food supply chain, to maintain freshness, manage microbial risk, deliver palatability and nutrition.

Superior Ingredients

Kemin understands how raw materials will ultimately impact finished products. This is why all of our ingredient suppliers are critically evaluated on their ability to provide consistent, high- quality products. In addition, our comprehensive Raw Material Risk Assessment Program is designed to identify product safety risks in all raw materials.

Quality & Manufacturing Excellence

Quality at Kemin means that we promise to deliver safe and efficacious ingredients and products. We fulfill this promise by incorporating quality into every aspect of our business – raw material and suppliers, innovative product development, good manufacturing procedures – extending until the final product release.

Our Services

What sets Kemin apart is the breadth of our petfood product and application expertise, which we leverage to provide a full complement of services and solutions to meet the local and global needs of petfood manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and renderers. Kemin brings expertise to every step of the pet food manufacturing process to ensure the quality and performance of our products.

When creating a winning petfood brand, you need a trusted partner that understands all phases of the petfood and rendering manufacturing processes. At Kemin, we know changes to a single specification can affect everything from pet food stability to palatability. We understand how raw materials, production processes and other factors can impact the final petfood diet. Read more on our valuable services for every phase of pet food production:

Petfood Ingredient Assurance: Kemin ingredient specialists utilize vast experience and long-standing relationships in the industry to ensure the safety and quality of both your rendered and non-rendered petfood ingredients.

Petfood Diet Assurance: Kemin Technical Services and Customer Laboratory Services (CLS) teams provide industry-leading solutions for stability, food safety and palatability.

Freshness Protection: Our Technical Services and CLS teams provide industry-leading stabilization solutions — including technical advice and laboratory testing — throughout the entire petfood process and ingredient supply chain.

Product Training & Education: Your Kemin Account Manager and Technical Services Manager are prepared to provide training and education to your vendors and customers about our petfood antioxidant and palatant ingredients.

Product Performance: Our Technical Services and CLS teams provide technical and lab support to verify the performance of our petfood products and provide feedback on what results mean for your operation.

Equipment Services: Our Product Application Department (PAD) of engineers is dedicated to designing liquid application systems and overseeing system fabrication, installation and maintenance.

Kemin Technical Services

Our dedicated technical services staff leverages extensive petfood industry experience and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot customer issues and provide recommended product usage and inclusion rates, petfood manufacturing support and market information. As part of the ongoing support you receive from the technical services staff, you will receive key information regarding:

  • Market trends and the availability of raw materials and ingredients
  • Updates on the efficacy of new ingredients on stability and palatability
  • Shelf-life and flavor expectations
  • Inclusion rates and petfood manufacturing processes
  • Product recommendations and research collaboration
  • Protocol development and trial coordination
  • Process scale-up testing

Kemin Customer Laboratory Services (CLS)

Receive dedicated analytical support throughout all phases of the petfood and rendering manufacturing process. By partnering with customers to analyze the integrity of their supply chains, we are able to understand the influences that various petfood ingredients have on the stability and palatability of your final product, keeping it safe, fresh and nutritious. Our industry-leading throughput and turnaround times, as well as our validated equipment and methods, allow us to meet and exceed your overall business goals. CLS provides the laboratory support services you need to meet your end product specifications.

The CLS team provides value throughout all phases of the petfood manufacturing process:

  • Vendor validation and raw material quality assessment
  • Application rate and equipment calibration verification
  • Ingredient and product trouble shooting
  • New ingredient and product development assistance
  • Analytical support, applied research and quality control support
  • Advanced method development

Kemin Product Application Department (PAD)

Whether it’s an antioxidant or a palatant, the effective use of an ingredient depends on its proper application and distribution. Kemin understands that every facility is different, so we are committed to providing customized equipment, training and education to ensure our industry-leading solutions for stability, food safety and palatability help you meet your performance goals.

Kemin Petfood and Rendering Technologies' team of highly qualified engineers and technical experts consult with customers to design petfood product application systems and carefully monitor system fabrication, installation and maintenance. We utilize our petfood product and application expertise to provide training and education, ensuring your performance goals are met.

  • Complete a comprehensive site survey
  • Assist in equipment selection and calibration
  • Design, install and maintain systems
  • Advise on product application rates, locations and process development
  • Respond quickly to troubleshoot and address any issues

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