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 is fibre important?

If we look at the definition given by famous MayoClinic, dietary fiber includes the parts of plant foods body can’t digest or absorb. Fibre passes relatively intact through stomach, small intestine and colon and out of body. Insoluble fibre promotes the movement of material through digestive system and increases stool bulk.

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…

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…

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…

Pea protein & dogfood

Nutritional Information Peas are made up of 73% carbohydrates, 26% protein, and 1% fat. In fact, as a vegetable, peas have exceptionally high protein content. Peas are also a great source dietary fiber, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. The iron in peas is necessary for your dog’s production of hemoglobin, which helps to carry oxygen…

Dogs prefer peas

Peas are a natural palatable ingredient for dogs. Studies by Dr. Keith Behnke at Kansas State University revealed dogs preferred diets containing peas (15% of diet) versus control diets by a ratio of 3,8:1. In other work, first approach, first taste and concumption data for dog foods containing 12,5% peas did not differ significantly from…