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TERMOX® – Synthetic Antioxidants for Stability in Petfood Production

Maintaining product freshness, protecting quality, and increasing shelf life are essential to the development of high quality pet food. TERMOX, a complete line of liquid and dry synthetic antioxidants, is specially formulated to stabilize fats, protein meals and finished petfood products that are highly susceptible to oxidation—providing freshness protection from raw petfood ingredients through to the final product.

The Right Antioxidant for Every Application

Antioxidants are an important ingredient in pet foods in order to protect the nutritional value and sensory properties of the food and its ingredients. In the presence of oxygen and free radicals, fats and oils in foods can oxidize or turn rancid. Antioxidants function to inhibit or slow down oxidation by reacting with free radicals. Oxidation can cause many negative effects in foods. The most common effect of oxidation is the formation of rancidity, which includes off odors and flavors. This is the most noticeable effect of oxidation and can lead to poor consumer and pet acceptance of the product. Oxidation can also lead to decreased nutritional value by degradation of fats and fat soluble vitamins. In extreme cases, oxidation can cause negative health effects from the formation of toxic metabolites and destruction of vitamins.

While it’s true that we cannot stop the oxidation process—we can control it. A complete stability assurance program can help petfood manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and renderers control oxidation through all phases of the petfood production process. A key component to an effective stability assurance program is having an integrated approach to freshness protection.

At Kemin, we understand that quality assurance programs must consider the entire scope of stabilization—from raw material quality to stability in the final petfood product. That’s why Kemin offers a wide range of synthetic antioxidants, ensuring you have the right antioxidant blend for every application to achieve complete freshness protection.

Not All Synthetic Antioxidants Are Created Equal

A number of antioxidants commonly used in rendering and petfood manufacturing – including butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) and propyl gallate (PG) – are effective in controlling the free radical chain reaction associated with the oxidation process.

Synthetic antioxidants such as these provide oxidative stability to ingredients commonly used in the rendering and petfood industry, and while they are generally effective in controlling the autoxidative process, Kemin scientists understand these antioxidants react differently depending on the process and the substrate that is being stabilized. This is why Kemin offers a range of synthetic formulations to provide maximum protection from oxidation.

TERMOX for Stabilizing Animal Fats, Protein Meals and Pet Foods

Kemin is proud to offer TERMOX, a complete line of liquid and dry antioxidants for the stabilization of fats, oils and other raw materials, as well as finished petfood products that are highly susceptible to oxidation. This provides superior freshness protection from raw petfood ingredients through to the final product


Benefits of TERMOX

  • Ethoxyquin-free solutions
  • A complete antioxidant system
  • A broad range of performance solutions for every application

An Industry Leader in Antioxidants for Pet Food

As the global leader in both natural and synthetic antioxidants for rendering and pet food production, Kemin takes great pride in the fact many of the world’s leading rendering companies and petfood manufacturers trust us with their antioxidant stabilization programs. When customers partner with Kemin they find significant value in the benefits that we provide, including:

  • Unique emphasis and expertise in the rendering industry
  • Unparalleled global product and technical support
  • Decades of knowledge and experience in the petfood industry
  • Collaborative services to help troubleshoot problems and develop new products
  • Company-wide focus on quality and food safety

The Kemin Formula for Success

When you bring TERMOX to your rendering or petfood manufacturing company you get more than a great antioxidant. Partnering with Kemin means you receive the full expertise and support of the Kemin Technical Support Team, ensuring you receive the freshness protection you need. Your Kemin Technical Support Team includes:

  • An Account Manager and Technical Services Manager
  • Ingredients Specialists
  • Product Application Systems Experts
  • Customer Laboratory Services

Add TERMOX to Your Freshness Protection Program

To provide maximum protection from oxidation, Kemin offers a dynamic line of liquid synthetic antioxidants under the brand name TERMOX. Adding TERMOX antioxidants to your operation will aid in maintaining product freshness, protecting product quality, increasing product shelf life, and increasing customer satisfaction. Contact Kemin today to see how TERMOX can bring stability and freshness protection to your rendering or petfood manufacturing company.

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