Dry pet food extrusion

Extrusion is widely used in manufacturing industry (food/feed, plastic, etc.) to produce different shapes, all regards to what customer wants. Food extrusion system is much more complexed compared to plastic extrusion system. A simple reason to that is a number of ingredients used for forming an extruded product, known as pellets or kibbles so predicting…

Why Vestkorn ingredients in your petfood.

Vestkorn is the biggest producer in Europe of natural concentrates from dry milling of pulses. The privately owned company is also the only one in Europe running this kind of processing plant on a continous basis, 24 hours a day. As every miller knows, contionous operation prepares the ground for the best and most stable…

Continous growth for grain-free pet food

Grain-free pet food now accounts for nearly 30% of pet food sales in the US pet specialty retail channel, as well as four of every 10 new pet food products launched, according to Maria Lange, director of client services and analytics for GfK. Lange presented this data at Petfood Forum 2015 on April 28 in Kansas City.…

AAFCO: Not allowed to label pea isolates for pea starch and pea protein

AAFCO: Not allowed to label pea isolates for pea starch and pea protein. From 01 January 2015, only the natural pea products made by dry milling and classifying can be labeled pea protein, pea starch and pea fiber respectively. This is great news for the buyers of pet food. With the new rules, the buyers of petfood…

Palatability enhancer in dog food

Pea fractions have the potential to add value to formulations and pea starch concentrate may be used to increase the palatability of pet foods and snack. The test results show that the diet containing the pea starch concentrate had a significantly higher voluntary intake of food. These results appear to be consistent with the work…

Pea proteins: Alternative source for petfood?

Greg Aldrich, PhD, Pet Food & Ingredient Technology, Inc. has in Petfood industry.com written an interesting article: “Pea proteins: Alternative source for petfoods?” Click on the link for the article. Artikkel: Pea proteins: Alternative source for petfoods?  Other articles by Greg Aldrich, PhD, regarding the use of pea in petfood: Peas in petfood: The lowly pea…

Mixture of lupin- and protein concentrate can efficiently replace high-quality fish meal in extruded diets for juvenile black sea bream

A 60-day feeding experiment was carried out to investigate the effects of including lupin protein concentrate (LPC) and pea protein concentrate (PPC) in multiple essential amino acid-supplemented extruded diets for black sea bream (Acanthopagrus schlegeli). Nine diets, including eight diets formulated to contain four mixtures of LPC and PPC  with two dietary inclusion levels and one…