Kemin Pet Food and Rendering Technologies Division

For more than three 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 and appreciate how raw materials, production processes and other factors can impact the final petfood diet and we’re focused on using our product and application expertise to provide a full complement of solutions to meet the local and global needs of our customers.

Kemin History in the Pet Food and Rendering Industries

Kemin has been supplying ingredients for pet food since the 1960s. By the mid-1980s, pet food choices were becoming increasingly sophisticated and sales were increasing as markets expanded. This shift required Kemin to reposition its approach to match that of its customers.

As a result, Kemin Nutrisurance, the Pet Food and Rendering Technologies division of Kemin Industries, was officially established as a worldwide business unit in 2000. We’ve evolved to offer solutions for every step of the pet food supply chain, to maintain freshness, deliver flavor and palatability and manage microbial risk.

Our Vision

Our vision is to offer a complete solutions portfolio, which links product and application expertise, to assist customers in creating safe and nutritious food for companion animals worldwide.

Kemin Pet Food and Rendering Technologies Division Product Portfolio

What sets Kemin Pet Food and Rendering Technologies Division apart is the breadth of our product portfolio, which links product and application expertise to assist customers in manufacturing safe and nutritious petfood ingredients for companion animals worldwide. Only Kemin offers an innovative product range that addresses freshness, food safety, palatability, nutrition and health.


Kemin has pioneered the evolution of stabilization and freshness protection of petfood diets and rendered ingredients. We are the top pet food antioxidant supplier and ingredient manufacturer leading the way by providing innovative, natural* antioxidant formulas that meet current consumer expectations for their pets. Kemin also offers an extensive range of synthetic antioxidant formulations that provide maximum protection from oxidation.

Food Safety

Kemin is setting the standard by providing effective solutions for preserving and extending the shelf life of pet food and treats. We assist petfood manufacturers with managing microbial risk and providing effective preservation.


Kemin palatability enhancers for pet food products are made from the highest quality ingredients. The result is superior flavor and consistent performance to give your customers confidence in both cat and dog food consumption.

Health &Nutrition

Kemin offers a variety of spray-dried proteins including protein hydrolysate ingredients. Our protein hydrolysates, ingredients for easily digestible pet food are designed for inclusion into diets formulated for food sensitivities.

The Kemin Difference

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.

Kemin Provides A Full Slate of Petfood and Rendering Services

Technical Services

Our dedicated technical service staff leverages extensive industry experience and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot customer issues and provide recommended product usage and inclusion rates, manufacturing support and market information.

Kemin Customer Laboratory Services (CLS)

The CLS team provides dedicated analytical laboratory support to guarantee effective product solutions throughout all phases of the rendering and petfood manufacturing processes. Our industry-leading ISO 17025 accredited lab, collaborates with customers to identify opportunities to meet and exceed their product specifications and overall business goals.

Kemin Product Application Department (PAD)

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

Our Global Presence

With manufacturing facilities on four continents, and global sales staff that live all over the world, serving customers in more than 100 countries, Kemin offers global pet food manufacturing expertise, tailored for local markets. Wherever you are, Kemin Pet Food and Rendering Technologies is there.

North America

The Pet Food and Rendering Technologies Division produces products in Des Moines, IA, Verona, MO, and Sarcoxie, MO.


The Pet Food and Rendering Technologies Division produces products in Herentals, Belgium and Veronella, Italy.

South America

The Pet Food and Rendering Technologies Division produces products in Indaiatuba, Brazil and Vargeão, Brazil.


The Pet Food and Rendering Technologies Division produces products in Zhuhai, China, Gummidipundi, India and Singapore.


*Natural as defined by the 2017 Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials.

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