Vestkorn the first to be FSSC22000-certified

Vestkorn was the first of its kind to be ISO22000-approved a couple of years ago. Still Vestkorn is the only producer of dry processed peaprotein and fabaprotein in Europe holding this certification. In 2019 Vestkorn will improve further to continue staying ahead of competitors. 2 half of 2019 we fully start working after FSSC22000 and…

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…

Difference between concentrates and isolates

Both Natural and Organic are segments showing growth. But was is natural and organic when it comes to pea ingredients? Is a pea protein isolate or a pea starch isolate made by the use of chemicals like Anti foaming agents, Nitric acid, Sodium hydroxide or Sodium bisulphite natural? And can an organic rawmaterial end up…

AAFCO pulse definitions

2016: Here is an overview from the AAFCO meeting; 60.113, 114, 115, 116 Pulse Definitions including Lentil language 60.113 Pulse fiber consists primarily of the outer coverings and/or hull of pulse crops derived from pulse dry milling. Pulse crops include the edible seeds of legumes (excluding oil seeds). Acceptable pulse crops are listed below. The product must…

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…