Utilizing Kemin’s deep understanding of oxidation and food safety, palatant products are protected and preserved, as needed, to ensure product freshness, stability, and performance. Palatants are protected with the full range of Kemin's industry-respected antioxidants such as NATUROX® and VERDILOX™.
To ensure a robust preservation system and maintain the desired palatability, a combination of mold inhibitors and specific acids are used. Under suitable pH control, liquid palatants typically do not support the growth of common food microorganisms. The liquid products in Kemin’s PALTEVA™ line of natural palatants use natural alternatives to common synthetic preservatives to protect from microbial contamination. Dry palatants consist of a free-flowing powder that have low moisture and water activity. Therefore, dry palatants do not typically support the growth of common food spoilage organisms.
Handling and application
Liquid palatants can be delivered in drums, totes, and bulk shipments and arrive at temperatures between 85--105°F/25-30°C. Storage tanks should be equipped to keep the temperatures at 85-120°F/25-35°C to allow for optimal dispersion through the system and onto kibble. Totes may be stacked two totes high in an area above 70°F/20-25°C. The product should be mixed gently before use.
Dry palatants are made available in lined, heat-sealed bags as well as bulk sacks for quality assurance. Bags range in weight from 25 to 1000 kg depending on the product's bulk density and are also available with spout-bottom for ease of use.