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Solving Application Problems in Wet Pet Food Palatants

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Palatants give pet food the taste and aroma that cats and dogs naturally crave in their food. However, applying palatants presents a number of challenges to pet food processors. Pet food palatants can be dry or wet, and each has unique advantages and disadvantages. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at application problems…

Optimizing Pet Food Production with Palatants

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The ultimate goal in pet food production is to give companion animals the nutrition they need to stay healthy and live long, happy lives. However, even the healthiest, highest-quality pet food won’t be effective if pets don’t want to eat it. This is where palatants come in. Pet food palatants give all types of pet…

Common Recall Risks in Pet Food Processing: Part II

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In our previous post, we discussed a number of recall risks in pet food processing, including bacteria, chemicals and heavy metals. In this post, we’ll discuss additional recall risks affecting the pet food processing industry. This includes two of the most common and most dangerous recalls risks; mycotoxins, specifically aflatoxins, and trace mineral inaccuracies. Common…

Common Recall Risks in Pet Food Processing: Part I

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Even when recall procedures are well-practiced and well-known throughout the company, a recall is still a turbulent time. Sometimes recalls take place due to improper sanitation procedures or a lack of testing, and other times it may simple result from an unfortunate accident. Food for human consumption as well as animal consumption can all face…

Process Improvements to Increase Efficiency in Pet Food Processing

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Increasing efficiency can mean many things. It might mean decreasing waste, lowering costs, improving speed, or increasing overall production. There are many ways to go about this. These improvements can also be difficult to compare or analyze. In this blog post, we’ll discuss a few of the most readily available process improvements specifically in pet…

4 Key Sanitation and Safety Regulations in Pet Food Processing

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Clean, safe food and a clean, safe work environment are important in processing food for human consumption as well as animal consumption. Many of the rules and guidelines for maintaining sanitation and preventing workplace hazards are the same between both of these environments. Taking precautions to create a sanitary pet food processing plant and prevent…

Comparing and Contrasting Liquid Coating Equipment Solutions

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There are a number of ways to apply liquid coatings to foods and pet food. Using the right liquid coating equipment solutions for your coating type and product can improve product quality, and reduce waste, maintenance expenses, and downtime. In this blog post, we’ll discuss different liquid coating equipment solutions. Comparing and Contrasting Liquid Coating…

Spray Equipment and Coatings: Problems and Solutions

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Spray equipment and coatings present a number of challenges to food and pet food manufacturers. Spray coating systems, as well as the coating liquids, can be difficult to work with. Workplace hazards, equipment maintenance problems, expenses, down time and other problems may arise. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common problems…

How to Choose Liquid System Pumps

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Pumps are one of the most valuable and integral parts of a liquid system. Whether you are working with liquid systems in food processing, pharmaceutical products, chemicals, or something else, it’s important to get the right pump. Choosing the right pump for your liquid system design depends on the characteristics of the fluid, as well…

Engineering Liquid Systems by Liquid Ingredient Characteristics

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The right liquid system can make food processing and production easy and efficient, while the wrong one can cause downtime, expensive maintenance and frustration. The optimal design of a liquid system is highly dependent on the characteristics of the liquid. Liquid systems that are designed with ingredient characteristics in mind perform better and last longer.…