RENTERRA brand products are natural solutions for protecting fats, oils, fresh and frozen meats from microbial and oxidative deterioration.
Oxidative and microbial deterioration are a threat to both rendered animal fats and finished pet food products. Failure to control oxidation of the fats and oils used in pet food can result in loss of nutritional quality and reduction in palatability. Failure to control microbial contamination hazards can cause pet safety issues and affect public health due to direct human contact with pet food. For this reason, it's very important for renderers and petfood manufacturers to use food safety solutions throughout the supply chain.
Since fats and oils are added after the extrusion kill step, the associated risk should be managed by several methods: good sanitation and hygiene procedures, heating fat to control microbial levels and usage of ingredients like RENTERRA to provide microbial control. To effectively manage microbial risks, Kemin completes hazard analyses across our customers' supply chains in order to enforce successful preventative measures.
The RETERRA A product line was developed to provide renderers and petfood manufacturers with a natural option for preserving fat freshness by protecting against the autoxidative deterioration of fats and controlling microbial contamination and growth.
Premium pet food products are increasingly utilizing higher levels of fresh and frozen meats and meat ingredients. While a valuable source of protein, the high moisture and fat content of meat ingredients create unintended pet food safety risks, including microbial and oxidative spoilage.
Meat decay is associated with elevated levels of both pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms, leading to increased levels of biogenic amines and free fatty acids, resulting in a negative impact on palatability. Another risk is lipid oxidation, as both fresh and frozen meats are highly susceptible to oxidative deterioration. Protecting the lipids in meats from oxidation is necessary to maintain the nutritional value and the palatability of pet food ingredients. Protecting both the microbial and oxidative quality of fresh and frozen meat ingredients has an important impact on the quality and performance of finished pet food products.
The RENTERRA M product line was developed to provide petfood manufacturers and meat ingredient suppliers with an innovative, natural solution to effectively manage the risks associated with fresh and frozen meats in pet food products. Its unique dual mode of action prolongs the freshness and quality of these materials by reducing biogenic amine formation, controlling microbial degradation and protecting against oxidative deterioration.