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PetFood PRO is the international magazine for executives and specialists in the manufacture of food for domestic animals – the pet food industry. The magazine focuses on food and delicacies for dogs, cats and other small animals, ornamental birds and fish, as well as animals kept in terrariums. We publish feature articles, reports and announcements about new ingredients, technology, equipment and processes, packaging machinery and materials as well as marketing trends and developments. Readers are executives, product developers and specialists in the pet food industry, including process and packaging engineers. PetFood PRO will be published in English. Circulation is worldwide, with an emphasis on important growth markets.

PetFood PRO is the international magazine for executives and specialists in the manufacture of food for domestic animals – the pet food industry. The magazine focuses on food and delicacies for dogs, cats and other small animals, ornamental birds and fish, as well as animals kept in terrariums.

We publish feature articles, reports and announcements about new ingredients, technology, equipment and processes, packaging machinery and materials as well as marketing trends and developments. Readers are executives, product developers and specialists in the pet food industry, including process and packaging engineers. PetFood PRO will be published in English. Circulation is worldwide, with an emphasis on important growth markets.


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International Magazine September <strong>2022</strong> ISSN 2628-5851<br />

Technology & Marketing 3/22<br />

Ingredients: Plant-Based Food, Black Soldier Flies, Fibers and Cellulose, Grain Acceptability<br />

Processing: Wet Petfood Processing, Quality Control, Heat Exchangers, Mixing<br />

Packaging: Pouches and Alutrays, No Waste, Weighing Investment


What’s a Dog’s Dinner?<br />

As most of us <strong>pro</strong>bably know, October<br />

10th is World Dog Day. Or maybe it isn’t,<br />

since many of these ‘Days‘ are nebulous at<br />

best. Canine parents know that every day<br />

is dog day, but at least it gives us a chance<br />

to think about dogs for a few lines.<br />

Dogs have been our partners for as long<br />

as we can think and look back. We have<br />

always cared for them as well as we knew<br />

how to. It was always assumed that dogs<br />

eat meat and vegetables, but also other<br />

things and they are not really all that<br />

fussy. New research is always popping up<br />

to show us something different.<br />

We all agree that a dog's diet has a huge<br />

impact on its health and happiness. The<br />

wrong diet can lead to obesity and lifelong<br />

health issues, just like with their<br />

human parents, so it's important to feed<br />

them the right food to keep them at a<br />

healthy weight and make sure they're<br />

getting all the nutrients they need.<br />

Vets recommend feeding a high-quality,<br />

complete diet suitable for the dog’s life<br />

stage. Here are some suggestions, which<br />

the pet food industry and pet owners<br />

alike will definitely want to know about.<br />

Complete: Always seek out a food that is<br />

‘complete’ because this means it contains<br />

all the nutrients that a dog needs, in the<br />

correct amounts. Commercially available:<br />

It’s really difficult to give your dog<br />

everything they need in a homemade<br />

diet, so we recommend always buying a<br />

commercial dog food rather than making<br />

your own at home. Life stage ap<strong>pro</strong>priate:<br />

Make sure a dog is fed the right food for<br />

their current stage of life (puppy, adult or<br />

senior). Wet vs dry: Complete diets can<br />

come in wet or dry forms. Many owners<br />

choose to feed a combination – you’ll just<br />

need to make sure that you’re feeding the<br />

right amount of each by looking at the<br />

packets and working out the amount of<br />

each one you need to feed. Ingredients:<br />

While it’s nice to know what’s in your dog’s<br />

food, the ingredients list can be baffling!<br />

Rest assured that all ingredients need to<br />

legally pass a vet inspection, so it doesn’t<br />

matter which you choose, as long as your<br />

dog is happy eating it.<br />

Feeding a dog the right amount of food is<br />

really important. Just like us, no two dogs<br />

are the same so the type and amount of<br />

food a dog will need varies depending on<br />

their breed, type, age, health and lifestyle.<br />

Ian D. Healey, Editor-in-Chief<br />

A working sheepdog for example, needs<br />

much more energy than a smaller dog<br />

who spends most of the day indoors!<br />

It’s amazing how much of this advice is<br />

relevant to make our pets happier! Finally,<br />

a reminder that a treat or reward should<br />

be used sparingly. This also applies to<br />

dogs.<br />

Sincerely<br />

If you like it subscribe!<br />

Issue 3 <strong>2022</strong><br />



International Magazine September <strong>2022</strong> ISSN 2628-5851<br />

Technology & Marketing 3/22<br />

Ingredients: Plant-Based Food, Black Soldier Flies, Fibers and Cellulose, Grain Acceptability<br />

Processing: Wet Petfood Processing, Quality Control, Heat Exchangers, Mixing<br />

Packaging: Pouches and Alutrays, No Waste, Weighing Investment<br />

Issue 3 September <strong>2022</strong><br />

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suppliers of dry pet food globally. Read the article on page 38<br />

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Due to the popularity of plant-based ingredients, the percentage<br />

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most used <strong>pro</strong>ducts are traditional ingredients such as corn,<br />

gluten meal, vital wheat gluten and soy <strong>pro</strong>tein, as well as other<br />

options like rice, pea, potato and sunflower. More recently,<br />

innovative ingredients like single cell <strong>pro</strong>tein and Lemna <strong>pro</strong>tein,<br />

have started to make an appearance in pet food formulations.<br />

Take a look at our story on page 17.<br />

Thermal <strong>pro</strong>cessing is a key part of pet food manufacturing, with<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses including heating (pre-conditioning), cooking, drying,<br />

pasteurizing and cooling. However, the thick, viscous nature<br />

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are particularly well suited for pet food <strong>pro</strong>cessing, including<br />

heating ingredients. At the same time they can ensure gentle<br />

handling to preserve <strong>pro</strong>duce integrity and texture. See page 32.<br />

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Issue 3 <strong>2022</strong><br />



The Pendulum Effect<br />

Acceptability of Soy, Corn & Wheat for Today’s Pets<br />

The pendulum of public opinion<br />

may be swinging back toward a<br />

positive view of soy, corn, and wheat<br />

for pets. OutsideVoice SM is one<br />

consumer research tool used by the<br />

global ingredient specialist ADM to<br />

quickly gain insights on the attitudes,<br />

preferences, and behaviors of today’s<br />

consumers. Using this <strong>pro</strong>prietary tool,<br />

SOY<br />

the ADM Pet Solutions team sought<br />

CORNto<br />

understand current perceptions about 6%<br />

soy, 15% corn, and wheat in today’s pet<br />

CORN<br />

19%<br />

foods, especially considering growing<br />

interest in plant-based 6% ingredients and<br />

sustainability. 19%<br />

WHEAT<br />

65%<br />

75%<br />

6%<br />

6%<br />

16%<br />

75%<br />

Three independent consumer surveys<br />

conducted by ADM revealed 80% of<br />

today’s US pet owners are intentionally<br />

seeking or open to soy, corn or wheat<br />

in their pet’s food and treats (Figure 1).<br />

While 20% of today’s pet owners are still<br />

avoiding these ingredients, they do not<br />

represent the majority of pet parents.<br />

This is welcomed news for pet food<br />

nutritionists and formulators<br />

WHEAT<br />

who have<br />

long recognized the excellent 6% nutritional<br />

and functional <strong>pro</strong>perties 16% of these legacy<br />

WHEAT<br />

ingredients for pet foods and treats.<br />

This changing 6% paradigm also <strong>pro</strong>vides<br />

16%<br />

more opportunities for manufacturers to<br />

78%<br />

1. U.S. Pet Parent Perceptions of Soy, Corn & Wheat for Their Pets<br />

arent Perceptions of Soy, Corn & Wheat for Their Pets<br />

hinking about what you feed to your pet (food / treats), please indicate whether you are<br />

eliberately avoiding/reducing OR seeking/adding INGREDIENT in your pet's daily diet.<br />

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ptions of Soy, Corn & Wheat for Their Pets<br />

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20%<br />

INGREDIENT in your pet's daily diet.<br />

develop pet <strong>pro</strong>ducts that mimic human<br />

foods and snacks due to the popularity and<br />

widespread use of these ingredients in the<br />

human food industry.<br />

Based on survey results, today’s pet parents<br />

are seeking or open to soy, corn, and wheat<br />

for their pets because they recognize<br />

and desire the nutritional and health<br />

benefits these ingredients <strong>pro</strong>vide to their<br />

pet (Figure 1). Flavor and digestibility<br />

aspects of these ingredients were also<br />

listed as key motivators for choosing pet<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts with these ingredients as well as<br />

recommendations from their veterinarian.<br />

Figure 1. U.S. Pet Parent Perceptions of Soy, Corn & Wheat for Their Pets<br />

Figure CORN 1. U.S. Pet Parent Perceptions of Soy, Corn & Wheat for Their Pets<br />

Thinking about what you feed to your pet (food / treats), please indicate whether you are<br />

deliberately avoiding/reducing OR seeking/adding INGREDIENT in your pet's daily diet.<br />

19% Thinking about what you feed to your pet (food / treats), please indicate whether you are<br />

deliberately avoiding/reducing OR seeking/adding 78% INGREDIENT in your pet's daily diet.<br />

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WHEAT<br />

June 2021*<br />

Nov 2021*<br />

Nov 2021*<br />

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78% CORN<br />

6% WHEAT<br />

6%<br />

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20% 15% n = 979<br />

19%<br />

16%<br />

Nov<br />

Avoider<br />

2021*<br />

Seeker<br />

Nov<br />

Open-Minded<br />

2021* 6%<br />

6%<br />

20% 15%<br />

19%<br />

16%<br />

* Source: ADM Outside Voice SM<br />

Avoider n = 982 Seeker Open-Minded<br />

n = 979<br />

Nov 2021*<br />

Nov 2021* 65%<br />

Seeker<br />

65%<br />

Open-Minded<br />

75%<br />

* Source: ADM Outside Voice SM<br />

n = * 4,381 Source: ADM Outside Voice SM<br />

n = 982<br />

June 2021*<br />

Nov 2021*<br />

n = 4,381<br />

n = 982<br />

n = 979<br />

June 2021*<br />

Nov 2021*<br />

Nov 2021*<br />

Figure 1. US pet parent perceptions of soy, corn & wheat for Avoider their pets Seeker Open-Minded<br />

75%<br />

78%<br />

78%<br />

n = 979<br />

Nov 2021*<br />

Avoider Seeker Open-Minded<br />

* Source: ADM Outside Voice<br />

* Source: ADM Outside Voice SM<br />

Table 1. US pet parent perceptions of soy, corn & wheat for their pets<br />

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To understand the appeal of different<br />

ingredients for pet foods and treats, the<br />

survey participants were presented with<br />

lists of various soy, corn, and wheat based<br />

ingredients and asked the question:<br />

Thinking about ingredients in your pet’s<br />

food... When you’re buying your pet’s food<br />

and look at the ingredients label, how<br />

appealing would it be to see the following<br />

(soy/corn/wheat) ingredients listed on<br />

the label? 1 = not at all appealing; 5 = very<br />

appealing. The ranking of the individual<br />

ingredients from the most appealing to<br />

the least appealing is shown in Table 2.<br />

Table 2. Appeal of Corn, Wheat and Soy Ingredients to U.S. Pet Parents<br />

Table 2. Appeal of Corn, Wheat and Soy Ingredients to U.S. Pet Parents<br />

Table 2: Appeal of<br />

soy, corn, and wheat<br />

Thinking about ingredients in your pet’s food... When you’re buying your pet’s food and looking<br />

ingredients to US pet at the ingredient label, how appealing would it be to see the following ingredients listed on the<br />

Thinking about ingredients in your pet’s food... When you’re buying your pet’s food and looking<br />

parents<br />

label using a scale from 1 (not at all appealing) to 5 (very appealing)?<br />

at the ingredient label, how appealing would it be to see the following ingredients listed on the<br />

label using a scale from 1 (not at all appealing) to 5 (very appealing)?<br />

More<br />

Appealing<br />

Neutral<br />

Less<br />

Appealing<br />

Corn Ingredients 1<br />

Wheat Ingredients 2 Soy Ingredients 3<br />

Corn Ingredients Corn Wheat Ingredients Wheat<br />

Soy Protein Conc.<br />

More<br />

Soy Ingredients 3<br />

Ground Corn<br />

Ground Wheat<br />

Appealing Corn<br />

Wheat<br />

Soy Protein Conc. Soy Flour<br />

Ground Corn Corn Meal<br />

Ground Wheat Wheat Flour Soy Flour Textured Soy Protein<br />

Corn Meal Corn Protein Conc.<br />

Wheat FlourWheat Bran Textured Soy Soybean Protein Meal<br />

Neutral Corn Protein Corn Conc. Grits<br />

Wheat Bran Wheat Germ Meal Soybean Meal Soy Protein Isolate<br />

Corn Grits<br />

Corn Bran<br />

Corn Bran<br />

Corn Oil<br />

Wheat Germ Vital Meal Wheat Gluten Soy Protein Isolate Soybean Grits<br />

Vital Wheat Gluten Wheat Germ Oil Soybean Grits Soybean Hulls<br />

Less Corn Oil Corn Germ Meal<br />

Wheat Germ Wheat Oil Shorts Soybean Hulls<br />

Appealing<br />

Corn Germ Meal Corn Gluten Meal<br />

Wheat Shorts Wheat Middlings<br />

Corn Gluten Corn MealSyrup<br />

Wheat Middlings<br />

Corn Syrup<br />

1,2 ADM Outside Voice SM Consumer Study, Nov. 2021<br />

3 ADM Outside Voice SM Consumer Study June 2021<br />

1,2 ADM Outside Voice SM Consumer Study, Nov. 2021<br />

3 ADM Outside Voice SM Consumer Study June 2021<br />

Corn, ground corn, and corn meal are<br />

the most appealing of the corn-based<br />

ingredients, while corn oil, corn germ<br />

meal, corn gluten meal, and corn syrup<br />

are the least appealing. Corn <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

concentrate, corn grits, and corn bran<br />

are intermediate in their appeal to the<br />

survey participants. Wheat, ground<br />

wheat, wheat flour, buckwheat flour, and<br />

wheat bran are the most appealing wheat<br />

ingredients. In contrast, wheat shorts and<br />

wheat middlings are the least appealing.<br />

Wheat germ meal, vital wheat gluten, and<br />

wheat germ oil are intermediate in their<br />

appeal, but generally trend towards the<br />

least appealing of the wheat ingredients.<br />

For the soy-based ingredients, soy <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

concentrate, soy flour, and textured<br />

soy <strong>pro</strong>tein are most appealing, while<br />

soybean grits and soybean hulls are least<br />

appealing. Soybean meal and soy <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

isolate are intermediate in their appeal to<br />

today’s pet parents.<br />

The survey results clearly show 4 out of<br />

5 pet parents are willing to purchase pet<br />

foods and treats containing soy, corn<br />

or wheat with certain <strong>pro</strong>ducts being<br />

more appealing than<br />

others. Today’s pet<br />

owners recognize<br />

the nutritional and<br />

health benefits these<br />

ingredients <strong>pro</strong>vide to<br />

their dogs and cats.<br />

The pet food industry is<br />

continuously evolving<br />

and staying at the<br />

forefront of trends is<br />

paramount for success.<br />

ADM’s consumer<br />

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once thought. Ultimately, increasing<br />

the ingredient options for use in pet<br />

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variety of <strong>pro</strong>ducts to meet the individual<br />

nutritional needs of pets while satisfying<br />

the desires of today’s pet parents.<br />

At ADM, you will find the industry’s most<br />

comprehensive portfolio of pet food and<br />

treat ingredients which includes a variety<br />

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The Power of Peptides<br />

in the Pet Health Journey<br />

Photo: Biomega<br />

The history of humans and domestic pets<br />

are inextricably linked. In fact, the term<br />

‘animal connection’ may have played<br />

a significant role in human evolution –<br />

especially when you consider how some<br />

animals transitioned from being seen<br />

purely as food to that of a friend, and the<br />

significance of this relationship.<br />

This animal connection, or the <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

by which pets or livestock become<br />

companions and members of a human<br />

family, started about 2.6 million years<br />

ago, when we started studying animals,<br />

Biomega®is a <strong>pro</strong>ducer of premium<br />

Norwegian salmon-based innovative<br />

ingredients, both for premium <strong>petfood</strong><br />

and human nutrition. Biomega’s<br />

business model is fully sustainable and<br />

uses <strong>pro</strong>prietary biotech to transform<br />

high quality raw material into premium<br />

food and <strong>petfood</strong> ingredients. In its<br />

modern food grade biorefinery in<br />

Norway, Biomega <strong>pro</strong>duces salmon oil<br />

and peptides using enzymatic hydrolysis.<br />

Biomega continuously invests in R&D<br />

to ensure best-in-class technology and<br />

respond to customers’ needs, including<br />

traceability and sustainability.<br />

and this close contact eventually led to<br />

regular social interaction.<br />

A new term, coined by highly regarded<br />

anthropologist John Bradshaw, refers<br />

to ‘anthrozoology.’ It describes the<br />

interaction between animals and<br />

humans and how in this two-way street<br />

of interaction, pets and humans <strong>pro</strong>vide<br />

each other with company, assist with<br />

physical and mental health - crossing the<br />

pet/human divide.1<br />

Building on this close relationship, it is our<br />

duty as the human caregivers of domestic<br />

pets to ensure that they have access to the<br />

right nutrition that will contribute to their<br />

optimum physical and mental health.<br />

As pets become a more natural part of a<br />

household, they often suffer from health<br />

<strong>pro</strong>blems normally associated with<br />

humans, including obesity, depression,<br />

and a decline in joint health.<br />

Modern day pet health<br />

Statistics released by the Pet Food<br />

Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA)<br />

confirms that 3.2 million households in<br />

the UK acquired a pet since the start of<br />

the pandemic with two thirds (59%) of<br />

new owners aged 16 to 34. It is the belief<br />

of Nicole Paley, PFMA deputy CEO that<br />

while many people are benefiting from<br />

pet ownership, they need to consider the<br />

welfare of these new pets by ensuring<br />

that they get enough exercise, attention,<br />

and the right food.2<br />

With a return to post-pandemic routines,<br />

with normal office hours and kids at<br />

school, pets are left on their own more<br />

often, without the requisite exercise and<br />

companionship. While sedentary lifestyle<br />

could have an impact on joint health,<br />

there are other factors as to why pets<br />

might need extra joint support.<br />

These include old age, being overweight,<br />

trauma and injury. During the colder<br />

months, joint stiffness can appear more<br />

<strong>pro</strong>nounced in pets, and it is especially<br />

important to support joints in senior pets,<br />

as they may feel the cold more. If your pet<br />

has had any broken bones, this may also<br />

mean they are more sensitive to the cold.3<br />

Another factor that could impact on<br />

joint health in pets is the cost-of-living<br />

crisis across the UK and Europe. This<br />

has resulted in a situation where pets<br />

are potentially not getting the best<br />

food available to them, purely due to<br />

economic constraints.<br />

The ability to offer optimum nutrition<br />

in <strong>petfood</strong> at affordable prices means<br />

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that there is significant research on how<br />

functional ingredients such as peptides<br />

can assist in bone and joint health,<br />

cognitive wellness and maintaining a<br />

healthy body weight.<br />

A snapshot of the pet market<br />

On the continent, an estimated 80 million<br />

households own at least one pet, and<br />

globally, the pet care market was worth<br />

$164.68bn in 2019. It is <strong>pro</strong>jected to reach<br />

$241.67 by 2025, with a CAGR rate of 6.6%<br />

between 2020 and 2025. For businesses<br />

in the pet food, dietary and supplement<br />

markets, the <strong>pro</strong>jected growth presents a<br />

lucrative opportunity.⁴<br />

Current trends in pet nutrition includes<br />

pet ‘humanization’ and ‘premiumization’<br />

and these are seen as primary drivers in<br />

the development of nutraceutical pet<br />

food, while increasing consciousness<br />

about pet health has catalyzed European<br />

pet owners to turn towards nutraceutical<br />

food. The increasing number of single<br />

families, rising animal healthcare costs,<br />

aging pet population, and poor outcomes<br />

of the use of drugs have led to consumers<br />

looking for alternatives in the form of<br />

natural and organic <strong>pro</strong>ducts. ⁵<br />

The addition of active ingredients based<br />

on intended functionality could be a<br />

highly beneficial category to <strong>petfood</strong><br />

scientists, brand owners and ingredient<br />

suppliers.<br />

A sustainable solution<br />

Since 2000, Norwegian-based biomega®<br />

has focused on advancing innovative<br />

biotechnology to release the full<br />

nutritional and functional value of<br />

previously underutilised side streams<br />

during salmon <strong>pro</strong>cessing. Using various<br />

enzymatic hydrolysis <strong>pro</strong>cesses, biomega<br />

can offer a comprehensive range of<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein peptides to the <strong>petfood</strong> industry.<br />

This source of traceable and sustainable<br />

functional ingredients means that<br />

biomega biorefineries can turn foodgrade<br />

fresh raw material into premium<br />

feed and nutritional compounds – backed<br />

by several world-leading accreditations,<br />

including Good Manufacturing Practice<br />

and Friend of the Sea certification.<br />

says Silke Middendorf, chief commercial<br />

officer at biomega.<br />

The ability to reduce the impact of<br />

human food waste by using these<br />

underutilized side streams as alternative<br />

healthy <strong>pro</strong>teins that are not usually fit<br />

for human consumption, offers a full<br />

circle, zero waste solution and biomega is<br />

continually looking at additional research<br />

in the development of sustainable<br />

ingredient streams.<br />

The benefit of peptides<br />

Salmigo® is the company’s brand name<br />

for its salmon <strong>pro</strong>teins and peptides used<br />

in premium <strong>petfood</strong> applications. These<br />

salmon peptides are <strong>pro</strong>cessed from<br />

fresh Norwegian salmon tissue by natural<br />

enzymatic hydrolysis. The ingredient<br />

contains about 90% <strong>pro</strong>teins in the form<br />

of peptides and free amino acids and<br />

is a highly digestible nutritional source<br />

of <strong>pro</strong>tein that has a high biological<br />

value. It also contains long-chain EPA<br />

(eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA<br />

(docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fatty<br />

acids, natural vitamins and astaxanthin,<br />

a natural antioxidant coupled to a wellbalanced<br />

amino acid composition. These<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts also offer an enticing smell and<br />

are available in both spray dried and liquid<br />

formats for trouble-free application.<br />

References:<br />

1. blogs.scientificamerican.com/<br />

anthropology-in-practice/the-animal<br />

connection-why-do-we-keep-pets/<br />

2. NEW PFMA Pet Population Data<br />

highlights Pet Peak but the number<br />

of owners giving up their pet is huge<br />

concern | PFMA News<br />

3. Top tips to manage your pet’s joint<br />

health | nutravet<br />

4. Statistics - FEDIAF<br />

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Malaysia’s First Sustainable<br />

Dog Food with Black Soldier Fly<br />

Larvae (BSFL) as an Alternative<br />

Protein source<br />

Photos: Nutrition Technologies<br />

• Pet World Nutritions, SPCA Selangor and Nutrition Technologies signed an MOU to <strong>pro</strong>duce sustainable Black Soldier<br />

Fly Larvae based dog food in Malaysia.<br />

• SPCA Selangor will be the first NGO in line to support this sustainable dog food ahead of its commercial launch.<br />

Pet World Nutritions Sdn Bhd is <strong>pro</strong>ud<br />

to announce a strategic partnership<br />

with SPCA Selangor and Nutrition<br />

Technologies Sdn Bhd to launch<br />

Malaysia’s first sustainable dog food<br />

using Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) as<br />

an alternative <strong>pro</strong>tein source.<br />

The MOU was jointly signed by Mr PY<br />

Choy, CEO of Pet World Nutritions Sdn<br />

Bhd, Ms Christine Chin, Chairman of<br />

SPCA Selangor and Mr Nick Piggott, CEO<br />

of Nutrition Technologies. They agreed<br />

to enhance collaboration, including to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>mote the use of Black Soldier Fly<br />

Larvae (BSFL) in commercial pet food, to<br />

facilitate educating the communities on<br />

the benefits of BSFL, and to support the<br />

ecosystem for sustainable future living,<br />

with a reduced carbon footprint, as well<br />

as giving back to society with this ‘Cause<br />

for the stray’ campaign.<br />

Pet World Nutritions is a pet loving<br />

company that <strong>pro</strong>vides uncom<strong>pro</strong>mising<br />

pet nutrition so that pet and pet owners<br />

will have more meaningful years<br />

together. “We are honored to have the<br />

full support from SPCA Selangor and<br />

Nutrition Technologies in embarking on<br />

this meaningful sustainable pet food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ject, for a better future together”, said<br />

PY Choy. We stay abreast and beyond<br />

the pet food trends, always being<br />

the innovator in the market. With the<br />

introduction of this first ever commercial<br />

sustainable dog food in Malaysia, we are<br />

marking a new milestone in Pet World’s<br />

sustainable mission of “Bridging Better<br />

Future”, a step closer to our sustainable<br />

goals, for our future generations to come.<br />

SPCA Selangor, a Non-Profit Organisation<br />

founded in 1958 to <strong>pro</strong>mote kindness<br />

and compassion towards all animals<br />

great and small, aiming to alleviate<br />

cruelty and reduce suffering. Christine<br />

Chin, the chairman of SPCA Selangor<br />

shared that SPCA has also set up the<br />

Plant-Based Campaign Unit to work on<br />

the initiatives that empower Malaysians<br />

to reduce meat consumption while<br />

in turn reducing animal suffering.<br />

She added, “We want to give the best<br />

nutrition to our pet companion, to<br />

keep them healthy and this inclusion<br />

of sustainable Black Soldier Fly Larvae<br />

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(BSFL) pet food is indeed in line with<br />

our mission of reducing suffering while<br />

saving the environment”.<br />

Nutrition Technologies is a biotechnology<br />

company that focuses on the cultivation<br />

of Black Soldier Flies Larvae (BSFL) to<br />

recover nutrients from organic by<strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

and <strong>pro</strong>vide a sustainable<br />

supply of high-grade <strong>pro</strong>teins and<br />

oils into the global food supply chain.<br />

“We have a big vision and mission to<br />

revolutionise the pet food sector with<br />

the integration of insect-based <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

for better functional performance as well<br />

as saving the future of our planet and<br />

<strong>pro</strong>viding food security for generations<br />

to come” said Nick Piggott, Co-CEO.<br />

“Black soldier fly larvae have a unique<br />

combination of nutrients, rich in <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

and lipids. This <strong>pro</strong>tein source also has<br />

a lower environmental impact in the<br />

farming and harvesting <strong>pro</strong>cess. By<br />

incorporating black soldier fly larvae<br />

meal into pet food, we will be able to<br />

materialise the <strong>pro</strong>duction of sustainable<br />

yet highly palatable dog food for dog<br />

lovers as an option. This is part of<br />

the CSR initiatives of the company to<br />

support the welfare of animals through<br />

this sustainable <strong>pro</strong>ject of helping the<br />

shelters with great nutritious pet food”.<br />

Bridging Better Future Together<br />

With the increasing population in<br />

Malaysia, it also generating tremendous<br />

solid waste estimated to be 38k<br />

metric tonnes per day in 2021. Food<br />

wastage stands as the top contributor<br />

of greenhouse gas globally, with more<br />

than 11% of the total GhG emission<br />

coming from the food system. Malaysia’s<br />

Government has committed to become<br />

a carbon-neutral nation by 2050. To<br />

this end, black soldier fly larvae could<br />

reduce the carbon emissions from food<br />

waste going into landfill because the<br />

larvae eat pre-consumer waste. And<br />

hence, bridging a better future for our<br />

generations to come.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.nutrition-technologies.com<br />

PY Choy (CEO of Pet World Nurition Sdn Bhd),<br />

Christine Chin (Chairman of SPCA Selangor),<br />

Nick Piggott (Co-Founder Nutrition Technologies)<br />

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Multifunctional Pet Food Products<br />

With Fibers From Nature<br />

by Sabine Straka<br />

"Adding value in Pet Foods" is the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>mise of the J. RETTENMAIER &<br />

SÖHNE Group, JRS, based in Rosenberg<br />

in Gemany. For more than 60 years, JRS<br />

has been successful in the development,<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction and use of high-quality<br />

plant fibers for humans and animals.<br />

These include functional <strong>pro</strong>ducts made<br />

from renewable raw materials such as<br />

cellulose, grain, fruit or wood fibers.<br />

They are odorless, tasteless and versatile<br />

in various applications. The fibers enable<br />

new functions and their <strong>pro</strong>perties<br />

help to avoid waste, conserve valuable<br />

raw material and energy resources<br />

and thus ensure greater efficiency and<br />

sustainability. JRS focuses on research,<br />

development and <strong>pro</strong>cessing of organic<br />

fibers from renewable, plant-based raw<br />

materials. The family-run business group<br />

researches and <strong>pro</strong>duces plant fiber<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts for many areas of daily life:<br />

for food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics,<br />

hygiene, plastics as well as for <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

for modern, natural and healthy animal<br />

nutrition. The multi-functional raw fiber<br />

concentrates give the pet food <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

various positive <strong>pro</strong>perties, such as<br />

a stable consistency. They also offer<br />

good nutrient digestibility combined<br />

with high energy density and enable<br />

economic <strong>pro</strong>duction, as many fibers<br />

serve as auxiliary materials to run<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses efficiently and save water<br />

and energy. JRS, however, is not only a<br />

manufacturer and raw material supplier<br />

of innovative and sustainable additives.<br />

Today, Rettenmaier is a global expert<br />

and market leader in the technological<br />

use of plant raw materials and their<br />

functional <strong>pro</strong>perties. With its many<br />

years of <strong>pro</strong>duction experience, its<br />

extensive know-how and its JRS plant<br />

fiber technology, Rettenmaier makes<br />

many functions of these valuable natural<br />

materials available to modern industry<br />

and is also an innovation partner for<br />

customized and sustainable solutions<br />

for a wide range of applications in almost<br />

all areas - including the <strong>pro</strong>duction of<br />

pet food.<br />

Figure 1: The key to <strong>pro</strong>duct development is to be close to the customer and to the <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

Suitable fibers for every<br />

function<br />

In the JRS Pet Food department plant<br />

fibers for modern animal nutrition<br />

are researched, tested and <strong>pro</strong>duced.<br />

Rettenmaier uses fibers from cereals,<br />

apples, peas, potatoes or cellulose as<br />

well as fibers from psyllium husks with a<br />

water binding capacity of 2400%, which<br />

are used for example for dry or senior<br />

feed. The fibers are <strong>pro</strong>cessed into fine<br />

fibers, granulates, blends and other<br />

dosage forms as required. JRS follows<br />

the principle of short distances: all raw<br />

materials come from within a radius<br />

of 300 kilometers from the <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

plant. Apple fibers come from Germany,<br />

Austria and Switzerland for example.<br />

Cellulose-based fibers, which are<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessed into powder or pellets, are<br />

used particularly frequently. The specially<br />

developed grinding technology unlocks<br />

the maximum water-binding capacity of<br />

the raw fiber concentrate. In elaborate<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses the functionality of the fibers<br />

is tested and optimized. After all, the<br />

fibers determine the consistency of the<br />

end <strong>pro</strong>duct. Most important for later<br />

use is the composition and length of the<br />

fibers. The plant fibers come in 10 to 12<br />

different lengths, from 6 micrometers<br />

to 2 millimeters. Long fibers up to 2<br />

millimeters form a network and hold<br />

a <strong>pro</strong>duct stable together. In pet food,<br />

these can act as a toothbrush in a chew<br />

stick. They also have a positive effect on<br />

faeces consistency. The faeces remain<br />

soft yet formed. The shortest fiber length<br />

is 6 micrometers, it dissolves very well in<br />

liquid and is suitable for the <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

of imitation meat.<br />

Finest fiber ingredients for high<br />

quality pet food<br />

In the area of animal nutrition<br />

Rettenmaier offers innovative raw fibers<br />

for the health and well-being of almost all<br />

animal species. For this purpose, mainly<br />

cellulose fibers are used. The plant fibers<br />

fulfil several functions: for the animal,<br />

for the <strong>pro</strong>cess of <strong>pro</strong>duction and for<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>duct itself. In livestock farming,<br />

VITACEL® raw fiber concentrates made<br />

from cellulosic fibers are used, which are<br />

particularly compatible for the sensitive<br />

gastrointestinal tract of young animals,<br />

e.g. calves. While livestock farming is<br />

mainly about the functions of the fiber<br />

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as well as economic rearing, the <strong>petfood</strong><br />

market is much more demanding. Here,<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>ducts are often compared to food.<br />

They have to please the pet owner and<br />

taste good to the animal and thus fulfil<br />

various requirements. Fibers made from<br />

lignocellulose, a brown cellulose fiber,<br />

are used for the feed of adult pets. It is<br />

extracted from a tree and <strong>pro</strong>cessed into<br />

powder or pellets. The highly functional<br />

raw fiber concentrate ARBOCEL® offers<br />

various advantages in pet food and<br />

can positively influence the health of<br />

a pet in many ways. Feed with a high<br />

crude fiber content and a lower energy<br />

density with the same nutrient content<br />

is particularly suitable for older and<br />

overweight animals. Due to its good<br />

swelling, the stretch receptors of the<br />

stomach are activated and thus satiety<br />

occurs. It im<strong>pro</strong>ves nutrient digestibility<br />

and reduces the amount of faeces. The<br />

fiber network of ARBOCEL® has a slightly<br />

abrasive effect that gently cleans the<br />

teeth and thus im<strong>pro</strong>ves dental health.<br />

It can also positively influence the<br />

animal's behavior when cleaning its coat,<br />

because it encloses the hair in its network<br />

structure and expels the swallowed hairs<br />

Figure 2: Focusing on details - small changes achieve a big impact<br />

via the intestines. This prevents cats from<br />

regurgitating the hair during grooming.<br />

Finally, ARBOCEL® im<strong>pro</strong>ves nutrient<br />

digestion and thus reduces the number<br />

of undigested nutrients in the colon. The<br />

insoluble fiber network with its capillary<br />

effect ensures better thickening in the<br />

large intestine and thus dry and consistent<br />

faeces. Finally, ARBOCEL® can im<strong>pro</strong>ve<br />

the quality, consistency and texture of<br />

various feeds. In wet feed, ARBOCEL®<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vides a high water and fat binding<br />

capacity, it im<strong>pro</strong>ves the structure, the<br />

insoluble fibers can imitate meat fibrils.<br />

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Figure 3: High-end equipment meets modern fiber technology<br />

ARBOCEL® is stable even at extreme pH<br />

values and high temperatures. Due to<br />

its enrichment in dry feed, ARBOCEL®<br />

is also suitable as a natural caloriefree<br />

filler, e.g. for diet <strong>pro</strong>ducts, and<br />

can help to reduce an animal's weight.<br />

ARBOCEL® prevents oiling out and also<br />

leads to faster and more uniform drying<br />

during feed <strong>pro</strong>duction. In semi-moist<br />

feeds, ARBOCEL® im<strong>pro</strong>ves water and fat<br />

binding as well as microbiological stability<br />

and enhances the nutritional value of<br />

the end <strong>pro</strong>duct. ARBOCEL® also fulfils<br />

a variety of positive functions in snacks<br />

as a calorie-free raw fiber concentrate. It<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vides a stable texture and prevents a<br />

baked <strong>pro</strong>duct, such as a dog snack, from<br />

breaking too easily. It can also im<strong>pro</strong>ve an<br />

animal's dental health.<br />

Natural <strong>pro</strong>ducts for the future<br />

Rettenmaier sets trends in modern<br />

animal nutrition with its functional plant<br />

fibers. The special fibers help in the<br />

development of vegan meat alternatives,<br />

they give the substitute <strong>pro</strong>ducts the right<br />

consistency and the desired structure.<br />

Also in raw feeding, the food becomes<br />

firmer and more comfortable to handle<br />

due to the fibers, and it can also prevent<br />

diarrhoea in dogs. Finally, the use of plant<br />

fibers can also make the <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses more sustainable; for example,<br />

the drying time in the <strong>pro</strong>duction of<br />

dried food can be reduced by 50%. And<br />

sometimes Rettenmaier's fiber <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

are even ahead of their time. For example,<br />

the pure cellulose fiber ARBOCEL® FIF 400<br />

was already developed in 2020. It has a<br />

white color, is odorless and tasteless and<br />

can also be used in the premium sector,<br />

for example for preparing light sauces.<br />

For a long time, this was <strong>pro</strong>duced with<br />

the white pigment titanium oxide until<br />

this substance was finally banned as an<br />

additive in food in February <strong>2022</strong>. That's<br />

when ARBOCEL® FIF 400 finally came into<br />

use as a much healthier colorant.<br />

Tailored solutions to the<br />

customer's needs<br />

Rettenmaier operates its own pilot<br />

technical center for the development<br />

of recipes with functional plant fiber<br />

concentrates. Here, Torsten Trampe,<br />

Head of Technical Application, and Cora<br />

Weippert, Application Manager Pet<br />

Food, work on developing the specific<br />

<strong>pro</strong>perties of various raw materials and<br />

on optimizing recipes and <strong>pro</strong>cesses.<br />

The results are scientifically sound. With<br />

empirical research and applicationoriented<br />

development in its own<br />

laboratories, Rettenmaier offers its<br />

partners a special service: technical<br />

know-how, market knowledge and<br />

suggestions to turn good ideas into<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duceable <strong>pro</strong>ducts and bring them<br />

faster to market. "The right <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

is individually put together for each<br />

customer," explains Torsten Trampe. "Our<br />

customers come with a raw material, a<br />

food mix, an idea or with a <strong>pro</strong>blem, e.g.<br />

that a dog snack breaks too easily". For<br />

example, if the customer comes in with a<br />

fiber, the first step is to observe what this<br />

fiber can do in the first place and then<br />

determine its functionality. Rettenmaier<br />

then makes a recommendation and -<br />

together with the customer - tailor-made<br />

solutions are developed to im<strong>pro</strong>ve<br />

recipes and <strong>pro</strong>cesses. During joint<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct development, specific recipes<br />

are developed and the <strong>pro</strong>duct is put<br />

together according to the requirements.<br />

No two fiber <strong>pro</strong>ducts are alike, because<br />

each <strong>pro</strong>duct is individually tailored to<br />

the customer's needs. For this purpose,<br />

special tests are carried out on site on<br />

behalf of the customer. These tests are<br />

usually free of charge. In the technical<br />

competence center, a small-scale test<br />

run can be carried out quickly and easily.<br />

Up to three such trials are possible per<br />

month.<br />

With their extensive expertise from the<br />

various fields and the specific JRS plant<br />

fiber technology, Rettenmaier helps to<br />

solve the customer's <strong>pro</strong>blems with the<br />

use of natural fibers and also supports<br />

smaller companies and start-ups in<br />

tackling complex tasks. "Rettenmaier<br />

helps to design trend <strong>pro</strong>ducts when<br />

something reaches its technological<br />

limits and brings in their expertise from<br />

all areas," says Torsten Trampe. "That is<br />

really unique in the world." Since raw<br />

materials for pet food are also hard to<br />

come by globally, existing recipes are<br />

no longer as easy to implement with<br />

the available ingredients. This creates a<br />

higher awareness of fiber quality. "In order<br />

to offer pet food <strong>pro</strong>ducts to consumers<br />

in the usual quality and availability<br />

in the future, pet food suppliers and<br />

manufacturers will have to cooperate<br />

more intensively in the area of research<br />

and development," Trampe adds.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.jrs<strong>petfood</strong>.com<br />

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Plant-Based Proteins for More<br />

Sustainable Pet Food<br />

With the tremendous growth of the pet food industry and its impact on the environment, there is an increasing<br />

need for an alternative to meat ingredients. Plant-based <strong>pro</strong>teins which is becoming more and more popular in<br />

pet food, might just be the perfect solution.<br />

According to the latest data, the number<br />

of dogs and cats in the world is around<br />

471 and 370 million respectively,<br />

however, this population is constantly<br />

increasing, especially due to Covid-19<br />

when many people decided to adopt a<br />

pet for company. This has resulted in a<br />

huge increase of pet food <strong>pro</strong>duction,<br />

with annual worldwide sales currently<br />

at 102.6 bn USD. This in turn, also has<br />

consequential impacts on the planet.<br />

Environmental impact<br />

What is the global environmental impact<br />

of the pet food industry? To <strong>pro</strong>duce dry<br />

food for our dogs and cats, around 41-<br />

48 million hectares of land (an area twice<br />

the size of the UK) is used annually. This<br />

is linked to 56–151 million tons of CO₂<br />

emissions annually, which represents 1,1%<br />

− 2,9% of global agricultural emissions.<br />

The main cause of this <strong>pro</strong>blem is due to<br />

the high amount of meat included in pet<br />

food. To <strong>pro</strong>duce meat, land is needed for<br />

both livestock breeding and for the crops<br />

to <strong>pro</strong>duce their feed.<br />

Moreover, a consistent component of<br />

commercial pet food are animal by<strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

(ABPs). To be in line with the latest<br />

human trends, the usage of ABPs will most<br />

likely be reduced in the coming years. The<br />

decrease of ABPs in pet food would be<br />

also important for sustainability reasons.<br />

In fact, contrary to the common belief that<br />

ABPs are zero-impact ingredients, their<br />

use <strong>pro</strong>vides a financial return to livestock<br />

industry that incentives increased animal<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction, with negative consequences<br />

on the environment.<br />

Furthermore, the competitive market<br />

of ABPs is expected to grow (i.e. use in<br />

fertilizer and biofuel sectors) which will<br />

impact their price and availability. In<br />

this contest, plant based <strong>pro</strong>teins can<br />

represent a good alternative solution<br />

for pet food <strong>pro</strong>ducers, creating a new<br />

balance in the market.<br />

Switching to plant-based<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

Data shows the need to minimize the<br />

use of animal <strong>pro</strong>teins and the need<br />

to replace these <strong>pro</strong>ducts with more<br />

efficient plant-based <strong>pro</strong>ducts which are<br />

sustainably grown and harvested. This is<br />

not only better for the planet, but also<br />

for our pets. According to the review<br />

research of Mueller et al. (2016), the most<br />

common food allergens causing negative<br />

cutaneous reactions in dogs (see figure<br />

1) are beef (34%), dairy <strong>pro</strong>ducts (17%),<br />

chicken (15%), lamb (14,5%) and wheat<br />

(13%). A similar situation (also figure 1)<br />

can be found in cats, where the main<br />

food allergens were reported to be beef<br />

(18%), fish (17%), chicken (5%), wheat<br />

and dairy <strong>pro</strong>ducts (4%) and lamb (3%).<br />

To conclude, partly replacing meat<br />

and fish <strong>pro</strong>ducts with plant-based<br />

ingredients will most likely also help to<br />

reduce food-derived allergic reactions in<br />

pets.<br />

Figure 1: Prevalence (%) of food allergens in dogs and cats’ diets (Mueller et al., 2016)<br />

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Figure 2: Expected growth of global pet food market value (USD billion) from 2020 to 2028<br />

Organic and vegan<br />

Taking this all into account, it is not a surprise that<br />

we are seeing a huge increase of pet food trends<br />

such as; natural, organic, sustainable, vegetarian<br />

and vegan. In fact, recent market research (see<br />

figure 2) shows that the global organic <strong>petfood</strong><br />

market value is expected to grow from 4,9 billion<br />

USD in 2020 to 9,1 billion USD in 2028. The global<br />

vegan pet food market value is expected to grow<br />

from 9,6 billion USD in 2020 to 15,6 billion USD<br />

by 2028.<br />

In the future we also expect more human food<br />

trends to influence the pet food market. For<br />

example, one currently emerging human trend<br />

that could potentially become popular for pets<br />

is the flexitarian (or flexible vegetarian) diet.<br />

This means reducing, without eliminating, the<br />

consumption of meat and animal <strong>pro</strong>tein in favor<br />

of plant-based <strong>pro</strong>teins.<br />

Figure 3: Several examples of plant-based <strong>pro</strong>teins<br />

All these trends are starting to increase the<br />

demand for alternative, non-animal <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

ingredients in pet food.<br />

Innovative plant-based <strong>pro</strong>teins<br />

Due to the popularity of plant-based ingredients,<br />

the percentage of plant-based <strong>pro</strong>teins in pet<br />

food formulations has increased. The most used<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts are traditional ingredients such as; corn<br />

gluten meal, vital wheat gluten and soy <strong>pro</strong>tein,<br />

as well as other options like rice, pea, potato and<br />

sunflower. More recently, innovative ingredients<br />

like single cell <strong>pro</strong>tein and Lemna <strong>pro</strong>tein, have<br />

started to make an appearance in pet food<br />

formulations.<br />

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Various solutions<br />

Since there are several plant-based<br />

ingredients currently available on the<br />

market, it is important to choose the right<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct for each application. Below are<br />

listed some possible plant-based solutions<br />

with their recommended usage in pet food<br />

formulations.<br />

Rice <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

Rice <strong>pro</strong>tein is a great ingredient for both<br />

wet and dry pet food which is particularly<br />

beneficial for hypoallergenic diets and in<br />

formulations for puppies and kittens. It is<br />

highly digestible, has a balanced amino<br />

acids <strong>pro</strong>file and is a source of energy.<br />

Pea and potato <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

When it comes to grain free, gluten<br />

free and hypoallergenic diets, a perfect<br />

solution is pea <strong>pro</strong>tein. Thanks to its high<br />

digestibility and palatability, pea can be<br />

used in all kinds of formulations. It also acts<br />

a stabilizer, im<strong>pro</strong>ving the consistency of<br />

pet food.<br />

Another great solution for hypoallergenic<br />

and grain/gluten free diets, is potato<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein, characterized by a highly<br />

digestible and balanced amino acid <strong>pro</strong>file.<br />

Sunflower <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

Last but not least, another sustainable and<br />

natural <strong>pro</strong>tein source is sunflower <strong>pro</strong>tein.<br />

This <strong>pro</strong>tein source can be used in both dry<br />

and wet pet food, also acting as a coloring<br />

agent. It can be a great solution for grain/<br />

gluten free and hypoallergenic diets, it is<br />

highly digestible and has a neutral taste<br />

that does not create palatability issues.<br />

Single cell <strong>pro</strong>teins and Lemna<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

In addition to sustainable ingredients,<br />

more innovative <strong>pro</strong>ducts have started to<br />

appear in the pet food ingredient market,<br />

such as single cell <strong>pro</strong>teins or Lemna<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein.<br />

Single cell <strong>pro</strong>teins are the dried microbial<br />

cell or total <strong>pro</strong>tein extracted from pure<br />

microbial cell culture (algae, bacteria,<br />

filamentous fungi, yeast). Due to their<br />

origin, they can be successfully used in all<br />

kinds of pet food diets, i.e. hypoallergenic,<br />

grain free, natural, etc.<br />

Water lentils or Lemna <strong>pro</strong>tein is very<br />

digestible and palatable, with a high level<br />

of antioxidants and minerals, like calcium<br />

and phosphorous. Thanks to its omega 3<br />

content, it is also a good solution to im<strong>pro</strong>ve<br />

immunity and skin/coat conditions.<br />

Yeast-based <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

Yeast <strong>pro</strong>ducts can also be used as<br />

sustainable alternative <strong>pro</strong>tein sources<br />

for animal <strong>pro</strong>ducts. Beside the more<br />

traditional brewer’s yeast, pet food diets<br />

can also be supplemented with other<br />

yeast-based <strong>pro</strong>ducts like yeast extract,<br />

hydrolyzed yeast or autolyzed yeast. The<br />

benefits of these <strong>pro</strong>ducts are mainly<br />

related to the high palatability and<br />

digestibility, plus their good content of<br />

MOS, β-glucans and nucleotides for a<br />

better immunity.<br />

As a leading global life science ingredients<br />

distributor, Barentz Animal Nutrition<br />

can supply all the above-mentioned<br />

plant-based <strong>pro</strong>teins and help pet food<br />

manufacturers find the right <strong>pro</strong>ducts for<br />

their formulations.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.barentz.com/animalnutrition/pet-food/<br />

Plant-based Performance<br />

Trigovit ® Tex brings unique flexibility and<br />

nutritive <strong>pro</strong>tein to plant-based chew sticks<br />

Flexibility Binder Plant-based Protein<br />

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Refining<br />

pet food.<br />

crespeldeitersgroup.com<br />

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Pet Flour Quinoa<br />

Quinoa is a highly nutritious edible seed native to South<br />

America, where it has been a <strong>pro</strong>minent food source for 6000<br />

years. Coined as a superfood, quinoa <strong>pro</strong>vides a wide array of<br />

essential nutrients to both humans and animals. When heated<br />

the super food is safe for dogs to eat and considered as a very<br />

healthy addition to their diets.<br />

Limagrain Ingredients launches a<br />

heat treated quinoa flour <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

specially for dog food. Our new<br />

PetFlour Quinoa is a great innovative<br />

launch playing a role in rising market<br />

demands and the quest for higher nutritional benefits for dog<br />

food.<br />

The quinoa undergoes a special <strong>pro</strong>cess in which it is heat<br />

treated. After this <strong>pro</strong>cess the flour is very usable in many<br />

different pet food applications due to good flowability, nice<br />

hydration, dough <strong>pro</strong>cessability and better availability of the<br />

nutritional benefits.<br />

Quinoa <strong>pro</strong>vides a complete source of <strong>pro</strong>tein. That means it has<br />

all 9 essential amino acids. It’s also a fantastic source of fiber, B<br />

vitamins, and iron. It is considered a healthy alternative to wheat<br />

flour since it has so many essential nutrients and is grain-free.<br />

Besides all that it is considered as a sustainable option as the<br />

quinoa is sourced locally in the Netherlands and Belgium.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.limagrain.com<br />

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and increases labor cost-savings<br />

by eliminating the need to precut<br />

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How Continuous Food<br />

Processing Equipment Holds<br />

The Secret To Better Pet Food<br />

Continuous naturalness in wet pet food<br />

People love to treat their pets to the best,<br />

so the demand for high quality pet food at<br />

a reasonable price continues to rise. A big<br />

challenge is to maintain consistency with<br />

large <strong>pro</strong>duction volume while achieving<br />

shortest possible <strong>pro</strong>cessing times – and<br />

to create a nutritious <strong>pro</strong>duct at the same<br />

time. Valuable nutrients and <strong>pro</strong>teins from<br />

meat, fish, vegetables and cereals ideally<br />

remain unchanged during <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

so that the <strong>pro</strong>duct can meet the high<br />

demands of animals and their owners.<br />

Common Challenges In Pet Food<br />

Production<br />

Many factors can jeopardize consistency<br />

and quality – both within a single batch<br />

and between batches. Slow ineffective,<br />

or over, heating causing inefficient use<br />

of ingredients, degradation of <strong>pro</strong>teins<br />

and deviations in the <strong>pro</strong>duct quality.<br />

In contrast to typical batch and retort<br />

cooking, the RotaTherm® heats the <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

rapidly, but gently, in a continuous <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

within seconds only to the required<br />

temperature using priority direct steam<br />

injection technology and thus offers<br />

many advantages, like original colour of<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct, unchanged shape of particulates,<br />

low denaturation of <strong>pro</strong>teins, minimized<br />

waste, <strong>pro</strong>duction breaks, utilities and<br />

cleaning chemicals. You benefit from<br />

more efficient, more <strong>pro</strong>ductive and costeffective<br />

manufacturing, your customer<br />

from a more nutritious and consistent<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

Consistency<br />

As with most <strong>pro</strong>cessed food, maintaining<br />

consistency across large <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

volumes can be challenging. This becomes<br />

an even bigger <strong>pro</strong>blem if batch cooking<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess is in use. With batch cooking,<br />

you waste a substantial amount of time<br />

to <strong>pro</strong>cess each batch, often having to<br />

wait to fill from a large buffer tank. This<br />

stag ing, with varying dwell times before<br />

filling can magnify inconsistencies,<br />

leading to temperature loss and changes<br />

in pressure, moisture, color and texture,<br />

further overcooking without necessarily<br />

hydrating.<br />

Each of the issues above poses a threat<br />

to consistency, within a single batch and<br />

in between batches, leading to a lowerquality,<br />

less consistent <strong>pro</strong>duct. With end<br />

customers willing to pay a premium for<br />

quality pet food, this is the last thing you<br />

want to happen! Inconsistencies alone<br />

may not be the biggest concern, but they<br />

are the source of inefficient ingredient<br />

usage and end <strong>pro</strong>duct variation.<br />

Most pet food recipes combine several<br />

different ingredients including meat,<br />

vegetables, grains, stabilizers, by-<strong>pro</strong>ducts,<br />

etc. Each of these have different levels of<br />

viscosity and chunkiness, and different<br />

requirements, therefore demanding<br />

specific optimal cooking conditions to<br />

guarantee a consistent texture – every<br />

minute, hour and week of <strong>pro</strong>duction.<br />

Consistency is directly related to your<br />

market growth because it keeps your<br />

customers coming back.<br />

Production Volumes<br />

As part of the fast-moving consumer goods<br />

industry, pet food is generally sold at low<br />

<strong>pro</strong>fit margins, so high <strong>pro</strong>duction and<br />

sales volume are key to long-term survival<br />

and a successful pet food business. With<br />

batch <strong>pro</strong>cessing, gaps in <strong>pro</strong>duction are<br />

often a part of daily operations. The batch<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess is more time consuming, with time<br />

allocated for preparing each batch, mixing<br />

the ingredients, heating the formulation,<br />

adjusting settings, waiting to fill before<br />

starting the next batch and rinsing.<br />

Each of these steps negatively impact<br />

your efficiency and <strong>pro</strong>ductivity as they<br />

are done in series not parallel. Much of<br />

your time is consumed performing nonvalue-adding<br />

tasks, instead of <strong>pro</strong>ducing<br />

pet food, limiting the <strong>pro</strong>duction volumes<br />

your business strives to achieve.<br />

Quality<br />

Many recipes use a variety of different<br />

ingredients – yours might combine<br />

vegetables, meat and fish, as well as<br />

powders, by-<strong>pro</strong>ducts and grains. As<br />

we mentioned above, temperature,<br />

moisture and pressure fluctuate between<br />

batches, affecting the final composition<br />

and causing unpredictable ingredient<br />

usage. Denaturation of the <strong>pro</strong>teins is the<br />

result of long heating <strong>pro</strong>cesses and the<br />

naturalness of the <strong>pro</strong>ducts is no longer<br />

guaranteed.<br />

After cooking, a defined holding time<br />

ensures the relevant bacteria killing to<br />

be able to offer the final <strong>pro</strong>duct with a<br />

perfect shelf life. A hot fill <strong>pro</strong>cess into<br />

cans, casings or trays will help to keep<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>duct safe and <strong>pro</strong>tects against<br />

recontamination. ‘Post filling’ cooling can<br />

be done in a flexible way with a spiral cooler,<br />

waterbath or cooling tunnel. Continuous<br />

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food <strong>pro</strong>cessing systems <strong>pro</strong>vide nonstop,<br />

consistent cooking, unlike traditional<br />

batch cooking. Many of the potential<br />

<strong>pro</strong>blems with pet food <strong>pro</strong>duction are<br />

tied to the batch <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cess.<br />

Therefore, the RotaTherm® consistent<br />

continuous cooking <strong>pro</strong>cess offers a<br />

solution.<br />

How Continuous Food<br />

Production Systems<br />

Im<strong>pro</strong>ve Consistency<br />

By applying the same <strong>pro</strong>cess (heat<br />

treatment temperature, pressure,<br />

cooling, etc.) to all <strong>pro</strong>duct at each<br />

stage, continuous cooking substantially<br />

minimizes the risk of variations in the final<br />

composition. The look and taste of the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct is controlled, leading to a much<br />

more consistent end-<strong>pro</strong>duct. Compared<br />

to labor intensive batch <strong>pro</strong>cesses and<br />

even other continuous cookers, the<br />

RotaTherm® offers automated efficient<br />

non-stop pet food <strong>pro</strong>duction.<br />

In addition to the fundamental advantages<br />

of continuous cooking, RotaTherm® uses<br />

multiple direct steam injectors and many<br />

other design elements that ensure your<br />

pet food is cooked optimally and evenly<br />

without the risk of undercooked or burnt<br />

parts.<br />

Continuous Cooking =<br />

Continuous Production<br />

As the name suggests, continuous<br />

cooking means no stopping in <strong>pro</strong>duction.<br />

This <strong>pro</strong>cess minimizes waste, time and<br />

cleaning chemicals, and leads to a much<br />

more stable, efficient and <strong>pro</strong>ductive<br />

food manufacturing <strong>pro</strong>cess. The vertical,<br />

column design of the RotaTherm® occupies<br />

very little space, and thus requires only<br />

a small footprint for the heating <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

in the <strong>pro</strong>duction line. The design and<br />

accurate control of the <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

conditions in the column allows <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

with particulates to be heated without<br />

being destroyed.<br />

The RotaTherm® can operate non-stop<br />

without cleaning for up to 156 hours, 6.5<br />

days<br />

In an industry that relies on <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

volume like pet food, every second<br />

of additional <strong>pro</strong>duction can make a<br />

difference. The fact that the RotaTherm®<br />

heats the <strong>pro</strong>duct in a very short time, that<br />

100% of the steam introduced is absorbed<br />

by the <strong>pro</strong>duct, i.e. no energy is lost, and<br />

that 100 kg/h to 20,000 kg/h of pet food<br />

varieties can be <strong>pro</strong>duced in a space of<br />

only one square meter means that this is<br />

definitely a "state of the art technology".<br />

RotaTherm® Holds the Secret to<br />

Better Quality Pet Food<br />

Every customer has the right to be selective.<br />

They want healthy looking nutritious<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts for their pets, instead of poorlypresented,<br />

low-quality food. By combining<br />

continuous cooking with sophisticated<br />

automated systems, RotaTherm®<br />

consistently <strong>pro</strong>duces a natural-looking,<br />

nutritious <strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

The RotaTherm® heats to the target<br />

temperature in as little as 10 seconds,<br />

using multiple steam injectors to ensure<br />

even cooking. The automated <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

control and recipe systems guarantee<br />

temperature, steam and moisture,<br />

consistency etc are as required, minimizing<br />

unacceptable <strong>pro</strong>duct. This ensures your<br />

pet food recipes are being prepared to<br />

the same ideal specifications every single<br />

time.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.natec-network.com or<br />

contact.natec@natec-network.com<br />

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Quality Control in Pet Food<br />

Processing<br />

Digital solution with signalling function in the VF 800 vacuum filler<br />

ensures quality standards in <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

The VF 800 vacuum filler generation from Handtmann offers a wide<br />

range of solutions for quality control and ensuring quality standards<br />

in pet food <strong>pro</strong>cessing. With the “Handtmann Monitoring Function”,<br />

the VF 800 monitors the situation in the feed system on the basis of<br />

pressure, temperature, vacuum and drive load and reports potential<br />

causes of impaired quality in good time via the control system of the VF<br />

800 and the optionally available warning lights.<br />

The “Handtmann Monitoring Function<br />

(HMF)” is a very practical solution whose<br />

basic function is the automatic parameter<br />

monitoring in the <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cess.<br />

Rejects are often only discovered after<br />

completion of a <strong>pro</strong>duct. The delay<br />

between filling <strong>pro</strong>cess and quality<br />

control may also result in a large and<br />

correspondingly expensive quantity<br />

of rejects. The Handtmann Monitoring<br />

Function effectively helps to avoid<br />

such rejects as it signals already during<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction if quality-relevant <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

parameters are undercut or exceeded.<br />

The warning is clearly and precisely<br />

indicated on the screen of the monitor<br />

control. If, for example, the filling <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

temperature were 3.5°C although a filling<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct temperature of 2.5°C was set,<br />

the machine would issue a warning. Now<br />

the operator is given the flexibility to<br />

decide that <strong>pro</strong>duction should continue<br />

by actively confirming the “excessively<br />

low temperature” or to stop the <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

and take corrective action. If no action is<br />

taken, the machine will stop automatically<br />

after 30 seconds. In addition to issuing<br />

the message via the monitor control, an<br />

optional signal light can be used on the<br />

VF 800 vacuum filler. In case of deviations<br />

from the defined upper and lower limits<br />

of the <strong>pro</strong>duction parameters, the signal<br />

light lights up orange and thus warns<br />

the operator of the current status. If no<br />

action is taken in time, the machine stops<br />

automatically and the signal light indicates<br />

the machine stop in red. This solution<br />

effectively supports meat <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

operations in terms of quality control and<br />

re<strong>pro</strong>ducibility of quality standards in<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

About Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik<br />

GmbH & Co. KG:<br />

The owner-managed company based in Biberach/Riss in<br />

southern Germany is part of the Handtmann Group of<br />

Companies and employs over 1,200 people worldwide.<br />

The Maschinenfabrik is a leading manufacturer of <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

technology for food <strong>pro</strong>cessing and offers modular <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

solutions for grinding, mixing, portioning, dosing, forming,<br />

co-extruding and <strong>pro</strong>duct handling. The Handtmann<br />

customer base includes both small businesses and startups<br />

as well as medium-sized companies and large industrial<br />

enterprises from all over the world. In the state-of-the-art<br />

Customer Forum at the company headquarters, Handtmann<br />

offers its customers the opportunity to test <strong>pro</strong>cess solutions.<br />

Quality controlled <strong>pro</strong>cessing of pet food<br />

For more information<br />

www.handtmann.com/food<br />

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Twin Screw Loss-in-Weight<br />

Feeder for Pet Food Ingredients<br />

applications with free flowing to very<br />

poorly flowing powders (e.g., lumpy,<br />

moist or bridge building materials) as<br />

well as fibers, flakes, and other bulk<br />

materials. The twin and single screw<br />

feed modules can be interchanged to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vide for quick cleaning, minimized<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct changeover, and increased<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction flexibility.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.coperion.com<br />

K-ML-KT20-50L<br />

Coperion K-Tron's modular Lossin-Weight<br />

feeders are ideal for the<br />

high accuracy addition of ingredients<br />

to batch or continuous mixers and<br />

extruders. Loss-in-Weight gravimetric<br />

feeders are the best choice for long<br />

term accuracy, repeatability, and<br />

quality.<br />

The twin screw feeder with<br />

interchangeable feeding tools is<br />

mounted on a D5 weigh bridge. The<br />

weigh bridge is stainless steel, and the<br />

scale housing is completely enclosed.<br />

All parts in contact with the material<br />

being fed are stainless steel. The<br />

horizontal agitator gently moves the<br />

bulk material to the large throat and<br />

then into the screws. Feeder screws<br />

are easily interchangeable. This<br />

equipment conforms to CE standards<br />

regarding EMC and safety.<br />

Highest precision through state-ofthe-art<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing technology<br />

With over 100 years of industry experience<br />

in the food industry, Biosteril has revolutionised<br />

the purification of raw materials.<br />

Our state-of-the-art sterilisation equipment<br />

offers industry-leading benefits to ensure<br />

maximum safety for you and your customers<br />

at all times.<br />

Find out more at: www.kuendig.com<br />

Quick Change loss-in-weight feeders<br />

are specially designed for pet food<br />

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Ultimate Processing of Proteins<br />

with New Dicer Generation<br />

New from Urschel, meet the M<br />

VersaProTM (MVP) next generation<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein powerhouse. The 2-D dicer<br />

excels in <strong>pro</strong>cessing of meat, poultry,<br />

and alternative <strong>pro</strong>teins. The machine<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vides the best in sanitary design and<br />

the ultimate in versatile cutting of all<br />

types of <strong>pro</strong>tein.<br />

“After years of R&D, Urschel is <strong>pro</strong>ud to<br />

release the MVP. Thank you to all of the<br />

leading <strong>pro</strong>cessors who shared with us<br />

their must-have wish lists and to those<br />

who allowed in-plant testing,” stated<br />

Alan Major, CSO.<br />

The MVP offers 33% increased feeding<br />

capacity versus the standard M6 due<br />

to wider belts, optimized cutting, and<br />

increased horsepower. The belt fed MVP<br />

delivers 2-dimensional dices, strips, or<br />

shreds from <strong>pro</strong>duct of a predetermined<br />

thickness.<br />

Wider 12” (304.8 mm) infeed and<br />

takeaway belts work together to <strong>pro</strong>vide<br />

even transitioning of <strong>pro</strong>duct and<br />

prevention of <strong>pro</strong>duct buildup. Takeaway<br />

belt facilitates discharging into totes.<br />

Stainless steel construction throughout<br />

with solid, round bar frame, motors, and<br />

hinged panels. Hinged panels <strong>pro</strong>vide<br />

easy and complete access to <strong>pro</strong>mote<br />

sanitation and ease of maintenance<br />

without having to rest any panels on the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction floor.<br />

New patented, fluted crosscut option<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vides gentler cutting action. Deeper<br />

circular knife to feed drum penetration<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duces an im<strong>pro</strong>ved cutting method.<br />

The crosscut is driven by 5 HP (3.7<br />

kW) motor equipped with a variable<br />

frequency drive to allow adjustment<br />

of the cut size without the additional<br />

expense of changing parts. Other active<br />

cutting components are driven by a 5 or<br />

7.5 HP (3.7 or 5,6 kW) motor.<br />

Available intiutive touchscreen HMI<br />

option ealily gathers data, monitors<br />

machine components including sensors<br />

and amperage; adjusts operating speeds<br />

and saves recipes. Touchscreen swivels<br />

for full visibility.<br />

Designed for continuous operation<br />

for uninterrupted <strong>pro</strong>duction. IP69K<br />

certified electrical enclosure features a<br />

double-sealed door for extra <strong>pro</strong>tection<br />

during washdowns. Mechanical zone<br />

is isolated from the <strong>pro</strong>duct zone to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>mote sanitation.<br />

Simple to operate at the push of a<br />

button. Backed by Urschel solid support.<br />

More information on how the M VersaPro<br />

Dicer can im<strong>pro</strong>ve your line is available<br />

on request.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.urschel.com<br />


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systems that help you to optimise <strong>pro</strong>duction, make the most of raw materials, while reducing energy consumption, waste<br />

and emissions:<br />

Pasteurisation/UHT Evaporation<br />

Sterilisation<br />

Aseptic Filling<br />

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Technology & Marketing


Highly Efficient Extraction System<br />

for Optimized Valorization of<br />

Functional Nutrients<br />

International technology group ANDRITZ has developed Turbex, a highly efficient extraction system to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duce functional nutrients.<br />

ANDRITZ Turbex helps to <strong>pro</strong>duce high-quality extracts from botanicals and natural <strong>pro</strong>ducts and turn waste<br />

such as orange peel or brewer’s spent grain (BSG) into revenue-generating nutrients.<br />

Turbex can be installed as a retrofit to im<strong>pro</strong>ve existing <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

line performance thus making a useful addition to <strong>pro</strong>cess line<br />

solutions such as those in the ready-to-drink-tea market.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.andritz.com<br />

This patented extraction technology works by generating high<br />

turbulence, shear, and cavitation, hundreds of times more<br />

than conventional extractors. It uses a series of rotors and<br />

stators to cause thousands of cavitation events per second,<br />

resulting in higher yields in shorter <strong>pro</strong>cessing times. Assisted<br />

by a counter-current <strong>pro</strong>cess, ANDRITZ Turbex delivers<br />

yields up to 50% higher than conventional systems. The low<br />

extraction temperature combined with the short <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

time im<strong>pro</strong>ves the <strong>pro</strong>duct quality as oxidization of valuable<br />

polyphenols and antioxidants is avoided.<br />



FOR ALL<br />




Requiring up to 30% less energy than conventional extraction<br />

methods, ANDRITZ Turbex has a faster return on investment<br />

and less environmental impact. The fact that it does not<br />

necessarily require ethanol as an extraction solvent but can<br />

operate using only water also reduces both costs and carbon<br />

footprint. Thanks to lower investment costs and operating<br />

expenses, Turbex also makes by-<strong>pro</strong>duct valorization an<br />

attractive option for a broad variety of applications.<br />

The Turbex extractor is an efficient method of extracting<br />

vegetable <strong>pro</strong>teins, polyphenols, essential oils, extra virgin<br />

olive oil, antioxidants and (dietary) fiber from waste <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

such as spent brewer’s grain or coffee grounds, botanicals, tea<br />

leaves, citrus peel, or cannabis leaves. With the right extraction<br />

sequence and <strong>pro</strong>cess parameters, the valorization <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

can be optimized in terms of purity and <strong>pro</strong>duct composition<br />

to obtain <strong>pro</strong>ducts with maximum commercial value. ANDRITZ<br />

kgwetter.de/en/hygienic-plus<br />

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Making Even the Impossible<br />

Possible: Flexible and Efficient<br />

by Sabine Straka<br />

For more than 70 years, KARL SCHNELL<br />

has been an established name worldwide<br />

for the development of high-quality<br />

application-oriented machines and<br />

plants in the food industry. The mediumsized<br />

company was founded in 1948 by<br />

Karl Schnell and his wife Margarete in<br />

Winterbach near Stuttgart and started<br />

out with emulsifiers, the so-called musers.<br />

Soon, this vertical universal grinder with<br />

a knife and a hole plate was used as a<br />

standard machine in the agricultural<br />

sector.<br />

The muser was used to chop vegetables,<br />

crops and fodder, but it could also be used<br />

to chop <strong>pro</strong>ducts which were difficult to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess like pork rinds and tendons. This<br />

key machine was the cornerstone of the<br />

KS success story. Around this machine, the<br />

entire <strong>pro</strong>cess technology with further<br />

equipment such as mixers, grinders and<br />

breakers subsequently was developed.<br />

In the post-war period, Karl Schnell<br />

invented further machines that had great<br />

impact on industrial food <strong>pro</strong>cessing,<br />

such as the "Mince Master", a further<br />

development of the muser in a horizontal<br />

design with several cutting stages, which<br />

still shapes an entire industry sector today.<br />

In the 1960s, a second factory was built<br />

in Creglingen. The <strong>pro</strong>duction of the<br />

first automatic <strong>pro</strong>cessing machines for<br />

boiled sausage and pâté and vacuum<br />

fillers began. Further developments<br />

followed such as the first combi grinder<br />

(a combination of primary breaker and<br />

mincer) or the first <strong>pro</strong>cess automats –<br />

all-in-one machines that combine the<br />

functions "mincing-mixing-emulsifying"<br />

in one device.<br />

Today, the Swabian company is still a<br />

third-generation family business with<br />

350 employees worldwide and offers the<br />

complete <strong>pro</strong>duct range from individual<br />

machines to complete <strong>pro</strong>cessing lines.<br />

The <strong>pro</strong>cess steps are covered from raw<br />

material intake to portioning, including<br />

planning and realization, installation and<br />

commissioning at the customer's site.<br />

In the pet food sector, KARL SCHNELL<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vides customized and flexible<br />

solutions for many applications.<br />

In order to offer an optimal user<br />

experience to the customers, a<br />

new virtual pet food arena tailored<br />

specifically to the pet food sector will go<br />

online in autumn <strong>2022</strong> - as a supplement<br />

to the existing virtual showroom. There,<br />

Figure 1: Petfood Arena – the virtual showroom, user-friendliness rethought<br />

the extensive KS portfolio of solutions<br />

for this sector will be presented in a<br />

three-dimensional virtual environment.<br />

(Figure 1)<br />

The tool for success: robust<br />

machines for complex<br />

requirements<br />

Today, KS focuses on machinery and plant<br />

engineering for the industrial <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

of meat <strong>pro</strong>ducts, delicacies and <strong>pro</strong>cessed<br />

cheese <strong>pro</strong>ducts as well as pet food. The<br />

diversity of <strong>pro</strong>ducts results in synergy<br />

effects from one area to another.<br />

With a share of around 40 % of sales, the<br />

pet food sector is a cornerstone for the<br />

company. For this, KS supplies robust,<br />

wear-resistant and reliable machines<br />

that meet the high demands of pet food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction, such as the grinding of highly<br />

viscous, difficult-to-<strong>pro</strong>cess <strong>pro</strong>ducts, for<br />

example bones or frozen meat blocks,<br />

which are <strong>pro</strong>cessed at temperatures<br />

of -20 °C. In order to meet these special<br />

requirements, KARL SCHNELL developed<br />

its own motors with a special cooling<br />

concept from the very beginning.<br />

Like other areas of meat <strong>pro</strong>cessing, the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction of pet food is characterized<br />

by a high degree of automation. With KS<br />

machines, ap<strong>pro</strong>ximately 16 tonnes of<br />

meat can be <strong>pro</strong>cessed per hour without<br />

interruption in a continuous <strong>pro</strong>cess. The<br />

machines operate continuously for several<br />

weeks, and <strong>pro</strong>duct carry-over must be<br />

avoided. This are very complex challenges<br />

for the design.<br />

Photos: Karl Schnell<br />

The hygiene requirements for the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction of pet food are coming closer<br />

and closer to those for human food. As a<br />

result, CIP (Cleaning in Place) systems are<br />

increasingly being used in this area. The<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess plants are cleaned automatically<br />

to save energy, water and time.<br />

KARL SCHNELL works with a very high<br />

vertical range of manufacture. This begins<br />

with the cutting of the sheets with water<br />

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jet cutting machines, the welding of the<br />

individual components, mechanical and<br />

electrical assembly, the <strong>pro</strong>gramming of<br />

the systems up to the packaging and final<br />

inspection of the finished <strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

Manufacture for <strong>pro</strong>cessspecific<br />

special solutions<br />

This extraordinary vertical range of<br />

manufacture is the precondition for<br />

customized solutions. KARL SCHNELL<br />

offers automated plants for many <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

applications and for any <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

quantities in the ap<strong>pro</strong>priate size.<br />

The machines consist of standardized<br />

modules that are individually configured<br />

and combined with each other<br />

depending on the requirements. Thus<br />

they are available to the customer as<br />

flexible solutions.<br />

"For our customers, we also make<br />

the impossible possible in order to<br />

implement even unusual <strong>pro</strong>cesses,"<br />

explains Eugen Jöchner, Specialist<br />

in the Engineering Department at<br />

KARL SCHNELL. "We work hand in hand<br />

with our customers and support them in<br />

the development of individual solutions.<br />

This applies both from a technical point<br />

of view in the selection of the suitable<br />

machine, as well as technologically in the<br />

development of new <strong>pro</strong>cesses." Private<br />

labels usually have the most creative<br />

ideas and the most unusual requirements<br />

for new <strong>pro</strong>cesses. "Our company does<br />

not focus on series <strong>pro</strong>duction. We are<br />

a manufacturer that also creates exotic<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts," Eugen Jöchner adds.<br />

Figure 2: KS emulsifier - hygiene concept for more <strong>pro</strong>duct safety<br />

Emulsifiers are the core of the range.<br />

Due to the modular design of the<br />

cutting systems, many different<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts can be developed from<br />

them. A total of four systems can<br />

be installed and combined with<br />

each other, resulting in a variety of<br />

different <strong>pro</strong>cess possibilities.<br />

In addition, new machines are<br />

constantly being developed.<br />

For example, the first mincer<br />

in hygienic design with HDW<br />

(HygienicDesignWeihenstephan)<br />

certification and water-cooled<br />

servo motor sets new standards in<br />

terms of reliability and compactness<br />

as well as energy efficiency and wear.<br />

The motor is encapsulated (IP69) and<br />

can be cleaned with a high-pressure<br />

cleaner. Furthermore, the emulsifier<br />

can be integrated into an inline <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

and act here as a "CIP pump" to clean<br />

the pipe system and integrated plant<br />

components. (Figure 2)<br />

Flexible high-performance<br />

machines for efficient pet food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

KS has decades of experience in<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing animal feed and has become<br />

one of the world's leading suppliers of<br />

turnkey solutions for wet feed systems.<br />

The <strong>pro</strong>duct range covers all steps of meat<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing from raw material reception<br />

to machines for emulsification, which<br />

can also be used to grind very abrasive<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts in the <strong>pro</strong>duction of pet food,<br />

such as bones.<br />

Left: Philipp Schnell – Plant Manager<br />

at Creglingen and Member of the<br />

Management Board<br />

Right: Eugen Jöchner, Pet Food Project<br />

Manager and contact person for all pet<br />

food issues<br />

With a new, fully automatic grinding<br />

system – called the Mincing System –<br />

emulsions for the wet feed and dry feed<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess can be <strong>pro</strong>duced with minimal<br />

machine and space requirements. The<br />

conventional pre-grinding <strong>pro</strong>cess is<br />

completely eliminated.<br />

The basis of this plant is the FL248<br />

emulsifier, a high-performance machine<br />

with a flexible feeding and cutting<br />

system. This can be fed with frozen and<br />

pre-broken meat blocks, with fresh meat,<br />

carcasses with bones or also with by<strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

such as offal. In this <strong>pro</strong>cess,<br />

the previously frozen <strong>pro</strong>duct (similar to<br />

soft ice cream) becomes pumpable and<br />

can be transported over long distances<br />

by pipeline to the next <strong>pro</strong>cessing step.<br />

The <strong>pro</strong>cesses can further be influenced<br />

by adding direct steam, inert gases or<br />

other additives. The robust components<br />

of this shredding system enable a high<br />

continuous throughput, ensure <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

reliability and thus offer added value for<br />

the entire <strong>pro</strong>duction.<br />

Conventional meat grinders are also<br />

used for the <strong>pro</strong>duction of pet food.<br />

Automatic grinders from KS <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

various raw materials at temperatures as<br />

low as -25 °C. Even whole frozen meat<br />

blocks can be minced in a single step.<br />

KARL SCHNELL supplies the complete<br />

system. The range extends from large<br />

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industrial grinders for use in continuous<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses to smaller machines for<br />

special applications or for handicraft.<br />

Combined with connected KS mixers,<br />

equipped with the ap<strong>pro</strong>priate mixing<br />

tool and drive for intensive and <strong>pro</strong>ductfriendly<br />

mixing, the most diverse pet<br />

food <strong>pro</strong>cesses can be <strong>pro</strong>duced, for<br />

example "Natural Chunks" for AllMeat<br />

or BARF. KS mixers in the modular<br />

system with the various components<br />

and special equipment offer sufficient<br />

flexibility for this.<br />

KARL SCHNELL's manufacturing <strong>pro</strong>gramme<br />

also includes crushers for<br />

coarse crushing, conveyors, equipment<br />

for buffering and dosing and much<br />

more.<br />

With the "All-in-One" of the FD series<br />

already mentioned at the beginning,<br />

high-viscosity emulsions can be<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duced for the OFM steam tunnel<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess - these are also the perfect<br />

machines for all start-ups.<br />

Thinner masses for the liquid snack sector<br />

are <strong>pro</strong>duced on the FC series <strong>pro</strong>cess.<br />

The simpler design of the B series has<br />

made a great name for itself in the field of<br />

gravy/jelly dispersion. (Figure 3)<br />

Multiple demands for the<br />

future<br />

The industrial <strong>pro</strong>cessing of pet food<br />

is subject to increasingly stringent<br />

requirements. The high-quality machines<br />

and systems from KARL SCHNELL meet<br />

these requirements in several respects.<br />

With its flexible and innovative machines<br />

and complete <strong>pro</strong>duction lines, KS offers<br />

a high degree of standardization and thus<br />

consistent <strong>pro</strong>duct quality with reliable<br />

and economical operation. By using<br />

efficient technologies, <strong>pro</strong>cesses are<br />

becoming more and more automated.<br />

For example, -25°C cold meat blocks<br />

can be emulsified in a fully automated<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess.<br />

In addition, the <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cesses<br />

must be documentable. The <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

recording is done with a report manager,<br />

which specifies which raw materials,<br />

recipes, settings and temperatures etc. are<br />

used. This creates re<strong>pro</strong>ducible <strong>pro</strong>cesses<br />

with automatic recipe accuracy, so that<br />

individual recipes can be re<strong>pro</strong>duced<br />

easily even on large systems.<br />

Product changes are taking place more<br />

frequently, with <strong>pro</strong>duction quantities<br />

becoming smaller and recipes changing<br />

faster and faster. The individual batches<br />

should be traceable.<br />

Integrated weighing systems in the system<br />

parts dosing tank, buffer screws and<br />

mixers enable exact batch measurement<br />

and thus offer reliable <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

and traceability. In all these complex<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses, KS supports customers not<br />

only with technical solutions, but also with<br />

technological assistance and know-how.<br />

(Figure 4)<br />

Current trends in pet nutrition<br />

KS also has the suitable answer for<br />

current trends in pet food. For example,<br />

snacks and treats are increasingly being<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duced in unusual shapes, e.g. in<br />

bone form or as animal imitations. In<br />

Figure 3: Wet Pet Food - one of the core competences at KARL SCHNELL<br />

addition, not only smaller quantities,<br />

but also increasingly exotic ingredients<br />

are <strong>pro</strong>cessed, such as buffalo, ostrich<br />

or kangaroo, each of this ingredient has<br />

only be included in the raw <strong>pro</strong>duct to<br />

the extent of 3%.<br />

Since more and more pets suffer from<br />

allergies or intolerances, there is an<br />

increased demand for mono-<strong>pro</strong>teins,<br />

which are derived from only one <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

source coming from a single type of meat.<br />

It may contain different components<br />

such as offal (liver, heart, lungs, stomach),<br />

muscle meat, bones or cartilage, but only<br />

from one animal.<br />

Feeding with mono<strong>pro</strong>teins is particularly<br />

easy with raw feeding, so-called BARF,<br />

since only the pure meat is used here<br />

anyway. In the <strong>pro</strong>duction of raw feed,<br />

the meat should be <strong>pro</strong>cessed as gently<br />

as possible, using all parts of the animal,<br />

so that only small residual quantities<br />

remain. KS also offers solutions for this:<br />

the combi grinder, for example, whose<br />

cutting system is equipped with separate<br />

drives for the worm and knife. Coupled<br />

with conventional grinders, this unique<br />

system allows the length of the material<br />

to be cut to be influenced via variable<br />

speeds. Furthermore, with this principle,<br />

the pressure on the <strong>pro</strong>duct can be<br />

influenced when a load limit is set. The<br />

system also automatically recognizes<br />

fresh and frozen meat. This smart control<br />

concept is also used in the mincing<br />

systems.<br />

Investing in the future<br />

The family business KARL SCHNELL has an<br />

established structure and is continuously<br />

expanding. In order to continue to meet<br />

the increasing demand for machinery<br />

and equipment for the food and pet<br />

food industry, KS has steadily expanded<br />

its plants and <strong>pro</strong>duction capacities over<br />

the years, making major investments in<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>cess. A new modern company<br />

was founded for the <strong>pro</strong>duction of spare<br />

parts and investments were made in the<br />

latest state-of-the-art turning and milling<br />

centres at the site in Winterbach.<br />

In order to position itself even better for<br />

the future, another hall with an area of<br />

2800 sqm is currently being built at the<br />

Creglingen site for welding work with a<br />

solar system, extraction technology and<br />

heat recovery.<br />

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Photos: Karl Schnell<br />

Figure 4: Pet Food Line - flexible high-end solution for large capacities<br />

Sabine Straka is Assistant Editor with<br />

PetFood PRO at Dr. Harnisch Publicatiions<br />

"In the future, we will continue to im<strong>pro</strong>ve<br />

the technology, simplify the system<br />

and invest in technology for <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

methods, e.g. robotics in plants," explains<br />

Phillip Schnell, Plant Manager at the<br />

Creglingen site and future Company<br />

CEO. Because the use of welding robots<br />

means that skilled workers are no<br />

longer necessarily needed, and they are<br />

becoming increasingly difficult to find.<br />

Since 2020, there is also a location in<br />

Romania, where 10 employees support<br />

the electrical and mechanical design, and<br />

there are also subsidiaries in the USA and<br />

France.<br />

Due to the rapid growth in pet food<br />

demand, not only in Germany but<br />

worldwide, KARL SCHNELL in cooperation<br />

with the companies of the Pet Food<br />

Competence Network is already well<br />

prepared for the future.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.karlschnell.com<br />

A SMART<br />

MOVE.<br />

Innovative raw material handling<br />

for efficient pet food <strong>pro</strong>duction.<br />

Plant engineering<br />

from a single source.<br />

Zeppelin Systems has decades<br />

of experience in raw material<br />

handling and food <strong>pro</strong>cessing.<br />

We offer innovative solutions for<br />

almost all <strong>pro</strong>cessing stages to<br />

efficiently <strong>pro</strong>duce dry and wet<br />

pet food.<br />

In addition, our 24/7 service and<br />

decades of spare parts supply<br />

ensure permanently smooth<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction.<br />

Pretty smart, isn’t it?<br />

zeppelin-systems.com<br />

Issue 3 <strong>2022</strong><br />



The Role of Heat Exchangers in<br />

Pet Food Production<br />

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers<br />

Europe boasts some of the highest feed safety and animal welfare standards in the world, and consumers are<br />

increasingly knowledgeable about <strong>pro</strong>ducts and quality. However, <strong>pro</strong>ducing high quality pet food which<br />

appeals to pets and their owners and which meets the necessary standards presents manufacturers with<br />

some specific challenges.<br />

Matt Hale, International<br />

Sales & Marketing Director,<br />

HRS Heat Exchangers<br />

Thermal <strong>pro</strong>cessing is a key part of pet<br />

food manufacturing, with <strong>pro</strong>cesses<br />

including heating (pre-conditioning),<br />

cooking, drying, pasteurizing and cooling.<br />

However, the thick, viscous nature<br />

of many of the meat-based <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

presents challenges for handling, heating<br />

and cooling.<br />

Heat exchangers, often based on designs<br />

for food and drink manufacture, <strong>pro</strong>vide<br />

a safe and energy-efficient method of<br />

performing these thermal <strong>pro</strong>cesses to<br />

meet the stringent regulations on safety<br />

and quality which are often comparable<br />

to other foodstuffs.<br />

Scraped surface heat exchangers (SSHEs)<br />

are particularly well suited for pet food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing, including heating ingredients<br />

such as meat slurry, jelly and gravy before<br />

further <strong>pro</strong>cessing, as well as heating or<br />

cooling soft meat or fish ingredients.<br />

However, while many food ingredients<br />

such as meat <strong>pro</strong>ducts and slurries are<br />

comprised of very thick and viscous<br />

materials, they often need gentle<br />

handling to preserve <strong>pro</strong>duce integrity<br />

and texture. Therefore, the exact choice<br />

of SSHE design will depend on the<br />

material being <strong>pro</strong>cessed and the level<br />

of mixing required.<br />

The HRS R Series uses a rotary scraper<br />

bar which can reach speeds up to 300<br />

rpm, <strong>pro</strong>viding high levels of shear and<br />

mixing at the heat transfer surface:<br />

increasing heat transfer. In contrast,<br />

the patented HRS Unicus Series uses a<br />

reci<strong>pro</strong>cating design to <strong>pro</strong>vide high<br />

efficiency heat transfer in a range of<br />

Where ingredient integrity is not required by the end <strong>pro</strong>duct, the<br />

HRS R Series of rotating scraped surface heat exchangers is ideal<br />

The patented HRS Unicus Series uses a reci<strong>pro</strong>cating design to<br />

maintain <strong>pro</strong>duct integrity<br />

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difficult meat <strong>pro</strong>ducts which have high<br />

fouling potential, but which also need<br />

delicate handling to preserve fragile<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct integrity.<br />

Located in the UK, HRS Heat Exchangers<br />

is part of the EIL Group (Exchanger<br />

Industries Limited) which operates at<br />

the forefront of thermal technology. HRS<br />

offers innovative heat transfer solutions<br />

worldwide across a diverse range of<br />

industries. With 40 years’ experience in<br />

the pet food and feed sectors, specialising<br />

in the design and manufacture of an<br />

extensive range of turnkey systems<br />

and components, incorporating our<br />

corrugated tubular and scraped surface<br />

heat exchanger technology, HRS<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts are compliant with global<br />

design and industry standards. HRS has<br />

a network of offices throughout the<br />

world: Australia, Canada, New Zealand,<br />

UK, Spain, USA, Malaysia and India; with<br />

manufacturing plants in the UK, India,<br />

Spain and Canada.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.hrs-heatexchangers.com<br />

Matt Hale and Ian Healey<br />

discuss the pet food sector<br />

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Coperion‘s ZSK pet food extruder is a top-quality <strong>pro</strong>duct at the highest technical level. It is known for very gentle<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct handling at maximum throughput rates. For further information about Coperion‘s ZSK Mv PLUS please<br />

visit Issue our website 3 <strong>2022</strong>at www.coperion.com/<strong>petfood</strong>-extruders<br />



Pouch and Alutray Expertise<br />

Photos: Normandise Pet Food<br />

NORMANDISE Pet Food is an expert in<br />

manufacturing high added value on dry<br />

and wet pet food for dogs and cats. It is<br />

located in the city of Vire in a Normand<br />

region called “le Calvado”. This Business<br />

is in full growth by relying on an ultramodern<br />

factory. NORMANDISE Pet Food<br />

opens its doors every Thursday to visitors.<br />

NORMANDISE Pet Food was founded<br />

in Vire in 1991 by a veterinarian and<br />

his wife. At that time it was the first<br />

manufactury site of wet <strong>petfood</strong> in<br />

France. This society is now a major actor<br />

in <strong>petfood</strong> : “We manufacture 600 million<br />

pouches and 300 million alutrays. Our<br />

turnover is of 134 million euros” remarks<br />

Julien Moureaux, NORMANDISE Pet<br />

Food’s Communication Project Manager.<br />

“We are the first manufacturer of single<br />

pouches in France,” he also mentions.<br />

There are more than 70 diversified occupations.<br />

The company manufactures wet (mostly)<br />

and dry, high value-added food for<br />

cats and dogs. These complete feeds<br />

are suitable for the physiological and<br />

therapeutic needs of animals at different<br />

growth stages.<br />

NORMANDISE Pet Food’s portfolio<br />

includes ten ranges and nearly 500<br />

“varied and balanced” recipes, based<br />

on fresh and frozen meats. “Our food<br />

contains no <strong>pro</strong>cessed animal <strong>pro</strong>tein<br />

and nearly 80% of the meat comes from<br />

France and the rest of the sourcing<br />

normally takes place in Europe.”<br />

“The formulations are based on the<br />

knowledge of François and Jean Charles<br />

Duquesne, the children of the founders,<br />

who joined the family company in<br />

2000 and are now in charge. François<br />

Duquesne is an agro-food engineer<br />

while Jean Charles is a veterinarian<br />

which gives our <strong>pro</strong>ducts a guarantee of<br />

quality,” underlines Mr Moureaux.<br />

“We also rely on a high-performance<br />

R&D department” and on a few<br />

manufacturing secrets, including<br />

large-scale sterilization techniques<br />

which allows a two-year shelf life.“ To<br />

accompany these “premium <strong>pro</strong>ducts,<br />

elaborated with care,” the company has<br />

just equipped itself with "a real logo, chic<br />

and clean.”<br />

NORMANDISE Pet Food develops its own<br />

brands and also works for distributors<br />

nationally and internationally. The<br />

company thus accounts for 64% of its<br />

export activity, relying in particular on<br />

its strategic location near the port of Le<br />

Havre.<br />

“Our <strong>pro</strong>ducts are sold in many countries<br />

of Europe, Australia, China, Mexico, Africa...<br />

We are developing in South America and<br />

in many countries in Asia,” says Julien<br />

Moureaux. In France, the ranges are<br />

sold in supermarkets, pet stores, on the<br />

Internet or even at veterinarians’ cabinets.<br />

“All cats and dogs from France have at<br />

least tasted one of our <strong>pro</strong>ducts,” admits<br />

Julien Moureaux<br />

Label Industry of the Future<br />

Showcase<br />

Today the <strong>pro</strong>duction site stretches over<br />

40 000 m2, ”everything is done here and<br />

the size of the factory grows regularly to<br />

follow the growth of the <strong>pro</strong>duction.” This<br />

site is associated with a logistic platform<br />

of nearby 25 000m2.<br />

“Lately, a fourth extension has been<br />

settled, which enables to increase the<br />

storage space of 25%” points out the<br />

communication <strong>pro</strong>ject manager and<br />

adds: “Our strength is to have a very<br />

modern and automated factory” he also<br />

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quotes “the automated laser guided<br />

forklifts which transport the pallets from<br />

one line to another”.<br />

Three years have passed since the<br />

factory was certified as “Industry of the<br />

Future Showcase". This certification<br />

label is attributed to companies that<br />

fully developed an innovative <strong>pro</strong>ject<br />

for the <strong>pro</strong>duction organization through<br />

digitalization and at the same time<br />

letting the human force at the center<br />

of this engaged transformation. “The<br />

employees have key position”, stresses<br />

Montreaux. ”There are more than 70<br />

diversified jobs inside the company such<br />

as line conductors, forklift operators,<br />

administrators, dieticians, R&D engineers<br />

and technicians, developers, etc. Due to<br />

the fact that this activity is flourishing,<br />

we are recruiting: experienced or<br />

beginner line operators and drivers and<br />

maintenance technicians.”<br />

“We are <strong>pro</strong>ud of our site and <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

we <strong>pro</strong>duced”, emphasizes Montreaux.<br />

NORMANDISE Pet Food decided to open<br />

its doors to the general public, ”As close as<br />

possible to the <strong>pro</strong>duction line”. Packing,<br />

labeling, exchange with the operators…<br />

These visits started on November 2021,<br />

as part of the “Week of the Industry”<br />

“These tours create a real interest in the<br />

eyes of the employees that are eager to<br />

share their working environment, and<br />

people of the area, training centers and<br />

industrial tourism passionate.” After this<br />

“great success”, the board of directors,<br />

“enthusiastic to show this beautiful<br />

industrial tool”, continue this open house<br />

every Thursday. NORMANDISE Pet Food<br />

even plans to create a gateway over the<br />

black spots for a complete visit. “As far as<br />

I know, we are the only one to show all of<br />

this. Our objective is to de-demonize the<br />

pet food”.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.lanormandise.fr/en/<br />

NORMANDISE Pet Food opens its doors to the<br />

general public every Thursday<br />

When it comes to food, our pets count on the reliability of their masters and<br />

mistresses. And they in turn have to count on the reliability of their <strong>pro</strong>ducts –<br />

so put your trust in VEMAG!<br />

From wet food in bowls and cans to chew sticks and strips, jerkies and snacks:<br />

with VEMAG‘s flexible and reliable machine solutions, pets get only the best.<br />

VEMAG: The sign of success for your pet food <strong>pro</strong>duction!<br />

www.vemag.de · e-mail@vemag.de<br />

Issue 3 <strong>2022</strong><br />



No Waste Through Innovative<br />

Highlights in Plastic and Paper-<br />

Based Packaging<br />

temperatures (0% at 150°C) which<br />

makes them an alternative packaging<br />

for a wide range of food, pet food and<br />

non-food <strong>pro</strong>ducts. Additionally, they<br />

support the circular economy through<br />

better recyclability.<br />

The Coveris Group will be introducing<br />

a new range of sustainable innovations<br />

supporting its industry-leading No<br />

Waste vision at FachPack <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Targeting shelf-life extension and<br />

packaging waste reduction, Coveris will<br />

showcase a comprehensive range of<br />

both plastic and paper-based solutions<br />

that meet these criteria.<br />

Coveris is a leading European<br />

packaging company that manufactures<br />

flexible packaging solutions for some<br />

of the world's most respected brands.<br />

The company develops packaging<br />

that <strong>pro</strong>tects all types of <strong>pro</strong>ducts -<br />

from food to pet food, from medical<br />

devices to industrial and agricultural<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts. Organised in Business Units<br />

that are focussing on Films, Flexibles<br />

and Paper, Coveris is <strong>pro</strong>viding the<br />

perfect platform to develop sustainable<br />

packaging solutions for a greener<br />

future. Coveris is headquartered in<br />

Vienna, Austria and operates in 29<br />

sites in the EMEA region with 4,100<br />

employees.<br />

“From Coveris’ perspective, it's not<br />

about choosing between paper or<br />

plastic packaging, it's about finding<br />

the best, most eco-efficient and bestperforming<br />

packaging for the respective<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct - without any limitations in<br />

material”, explained Jakob A. Mosser,<br />

CEO of Coveris Group. “We are <strong>pro</strong>ud<br />

to again display an industry-leading<br />

range of sustainably designed films,<br />

laminates and premade packaging<br />

innovations at this year’s FachPack”.<br />

Innovating for the future<br />

To close the loop, Coveris’ innovation<br />

power focuses on the development of<br />

advanced, high performance packaging<br />

designs with recycled content and<br />

easy recyclability. One of the key<br />

innovations at FachPack will be the<br />

extended CPP Cleancast Films <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

range for duplex and triplex laminate<br />

alternatives on a poly<strong>pro</strong>pylene base.<br />

The key benefit behind the excellent<br />

performance of these cast unoriented<br />

poly<strong>pro</strong>pylene films is the ability<br />

to withstand re-shrinking at high<br />

Increasing recycling and recovery in<br />

a circular economy, Coveris will be<br />

presenting two new solutions. New<br />

wash-off labels, now available with<br />

DPG ap<strong>pro</strong>ved security inks (1), are<br />

designed for use with PET and rPET<br />

bottles and containers. Compatible with<br />

deposit return schemes (DRS), washoff<br />

labels enable maximum clean PET<br />

recovery for use in rPET and together<br />

with DPG inks where required, support<br />

a fully traceable, circular <strong>pro</strong>cess. The<br />

second solution is fully recyclable<br />

transportation films with 30% recycled<br />

content. Stretch films, including tubes,<br />

are made using recycled plastic and<br />

energy from renewable sources,<br />

offering an efficient and sustainable<br />

solution to stabilize up to 900 kg of<br />

freight using just 800 grams of film.<br />

Coveris’ extended range of recyclable PE<br />

and PP MonoFlex films and laminates,<br />

including grated cheese packaging, is<br />

available in various formats and sizes<br />

up to 12 kg and will also be on display.<br />

Providing a direct replacement for<br />

non-recyclable or difficult-to-recycle<br />

plastics, MonoFlex packaging has been<br />

developed to maintain <strong>pro</strong>duct shelflife,<br />

performance, functionality and<br />

packaging efficiency.<br />

Visitors at FachPack <strong>2022</strong> can also<br />

experience first-hand Coveris’ focus<br />

on paper-based solutions. Since its<br />

introduction in 2021, the PaperBarrier<br />

Seal barrier <strong>pro</strong>perties have been<br />

further developed and extended,<br />

offering functionality and <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

safety while minimising both packaging<br />

and <strong>pro</strong>duct waste. Applicable for a<br />

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wide range of dry foods and snacks, this<br />

development stands out by its special<br />

paper coating which enables sealability<br />

while remaining fully recyclable in<br />

existing paper streams.<br />

Full <strong>pro</strong>duct range under one<br />

roof<br />

Brands looking for attractive dairy and<br />

fresh <strong>pro</strong>duce recyclable packaging<br />

alternatives will also find exciting<br />

opportunities enhancing shelf-appeal,<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct freshness and sustainability.<br />

Among the wide range of industryawarded<br />

lidding films, films and<br />

laminates, every <strong>pro</strong>duct combines<br />

the best features of standard Coveris<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts, including enhanced<br />

convenience for opening and reclosing,<br />

material weight reduction with an<br />

attractive, premium look at point-ofsale.<br />

A good example for the booming onthe-go<br />

market is Coveris’ RecyclaPEel<br />

MAP sandwich skillet developed for<br />

longer shelf-life demands, excellent<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct visibility and on-shelf appeal.<br />

Featuring a sustainably sourced carton<br />

board and a peelable polyethylene<br />

(PE) film liner, the components are<br />

separable and fully recyclable.<br />

“We thoroughly believe in our No<br />

Waste vison, reducing packaging<br />

waste, <strong>pro</strong>duct waste and operational<br />

waste. We are continuously launching<br />

truly sustainable innovations that<br />

avoid waste in all its forms with no<br />

com<strong>pro</strong>mise in quality and safety”,<br />

summarized Jakob A. Mosser.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.coveris.com<br />

Christian Kolarik, Coveris Group’s Chief Operating Officer (photo above , center), said “We are thrilled that<br />

our sustainability strategy was recognized with a Green Star Packaging Award. We are convinced that<br />

we are making an important contribution to <strong>pro</strong>tecting our climate with our No Waste vision, which is<br />

characterized by an ap<strong>pro</strong>ach in two dimensions: On one hand avoidance of <strong>pro</strong>duct waste, packaging<br />

waste and operational waste and on the other hand the involvement of the entire Coveris organisation<br />

from the shop floor via the group-wide Green Teams, to the management level and executive board. The<br />

award we received and the fact that two other Coveris <strong>pro</strong>ducts were among the finalists makes us very<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ud. This is an award for our employees as after all, they are working every day to make our vision of a<br />

more sustainable future a reality.”<br />




Experience our sustainable solutions<br />

at FACHPACK on 27–29 September <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Hall 3C, Stand 505<br />

As usual, you can experience our machines live at the trade show booth. For the first time, we will<br />

also be showing them virtually in action - a digital experience that will give you an even more vivid<br />

demonstration of our high-quality clip solutions.<br />

Issue 3 <strong>2022</strong><br />

polyclip.com | Excellence in Clipping<br />



Weighing Investment Reduces<br />

Costs For Pet Food Manufacturer<br />

The accuracy of Ishida weighing<br />

technology has enabled leading Polish<br />

pet food manufacturer United Petfood<br />

Polska to maximise efficiencies and<br />

reduce operating costs in the packing of<br />

a range of granulated pet foods, leading<br />

to a payback on the investment within 18<br />

months.<br />

The two Ishida CCW-SE3-214W-1S-20-<br />

SS multihead weighers, 14-head models<br />

with 2 litre hoppers, together with a<br />

DACS-W and DACS-GN checkweigher, are<br />

handling a range of <strong>pro</strong>ducts between<br />

6mm and 25mm in size for pack weights<br />

from 750g to 3kg. Speeds are 25 per<br />

minute for packs up to 2kg and 16 per<br />

minute for the heavier sizes.<br />

United Petfood Producers is one of the<br />

largest private label manufacturers of<br />

premium dog and cat food, biscuits and<br />

snacks, with plants across Europe including<br />

two in Poland in Radom, Mazovia, and<br />

Biskupice Ołoboczne in Greater Poland.<br />

In an extremely competitive market, the<br />

highest <strong>pro</strong>duct quality is essential, and<br />

the company has invested heavily to<br />

become one of the most technologically<br />

advanced and best-equipped suppliers of<br />

dry pet food globally.<br />

“The accuracy of the Ishida weighers<br />

helps us to meet stringent quality<br />

standards,” confirms Michał Gierz, Head of<br />

Maintenance at United Petfood Polska.<br />

The <strong>pro</strong>ven accuracy of the Ishida<br />

multihead weighers delivers for United<br />

Petfood consistent pack weights and<br />

minimises <strong>pro</strong>duct giveaway.In addition,<br />

the multihead weighers have the<br />

flexibility to handle a variety of differently<br />

shaped <strong>pro</strong>ducts, meaning United<br />

Petfood Polska is able to respond easily to<br />

specific customer requests.<br />

The installation of the Ishida weighers<br />

formed part of the opening of the<br />

new factory in Biskupice Ołoboczne in<br />

2018.<br />

The decision to invest in Ishida equipment<br />

was born out of Michał Gierz’s previous<br />

experience of the company while working<br />

in the meat and dairy industries.<br />

“Ishida equipment is very accurate and<br />

reliable,” he explains. “The machines<br />

work flawlessly. For me, they are the ideal<br />

solution.”<br />

He adds that the weighers are also easy to<br />

set up and operate. “The software is very<br />

intuitive,” he comments.<br />

Top of CCW SE-214 close up Product on RFT<br />

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Mr Gierz says that the weighers work well<br />

in all conditions. Cleaning takes place<br />

every four hours for the dustier <strong>pro</strong>ducts,<br />

and every eight hours for other varieties,<br />

and the <strong>pro</strong>cess is very quick and simple,<br />

with moving parts easy to remove and<br />

replace.<br />

The initial installation of the equipment<br />

went very smoothly, and full training was<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vided for operators to help maintain<br />

the efficient running of the lines.<br />

“The cooperation between our plant and<br />

Ishida is exemplary,” concludes Mr Gierz.<br />

"We are very satisfied."<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

Pack on DACS with<br />

exactly 2kg<br />

Finished packs after DACS<br />

For more information<br />

www.ishidaeurope.com<br />

Issue 3 <strong>2022</strong><br />



AFB International to Create over<br />

100 New Jobs in Columbus GA<br />

Governor Brian P. Kemp has just<br />

announced that AFB International,<br />

a global manufacturer of pet food<br />

ingredients, will invest more than $79<br />

million in a new facility in Columbus,<br />

Georgia, creating more than 100 new<br />

jobs in the next five years.<br />

"Since taking office, I have been laserfocused<br />

on bringing opportunities to<br />

every corner of our state, and I am<br />

excited that a great company like AFB<br />

is answering that call and investing<br />

in the Columbus community," said<br />

Governor Kemp. "Near Fort Benning,<br />

AFB will find a highly capable<br />

workforce ready to meet their needs.<br />

I look forward to seeing this <strong>pro</strong>ject's<br />

impact, including its impact on the<br />

many military and veteran residents<br />

who could fill these quality positions."<br />

AFB develops, manufactures, and<br />

sells palatant ingredients to pet food<br />

companies worldwide. Palatants are<br />

ingredients that make pet foods,<br />

treats, and supplements taste great,<br />

About Applied Food Biotechnology<br />

For over 30 years, AFB International<br />

has been <strong>pro</strong>viding pet food solutions<br />

that enrich the lives of pets and their<br />

people. The company's palatants<br />

are specially designed to make pet<br />

foods, treats and supplements taste<br />

better, ensuring pets receive the vital<br />

nutrients they need. Headquartered<br />

in St. Charles, Missouri, USA, AFB<br />

has offices and <strong>pro</strong>duction facilities<br />

strategically positioned around the<br />

globe in the United States, Argentina,<br />

Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands,<br />

China, and Australia. AFB is a wholly<br />

owned subsidiary of Ensign-Bickford<br />

Industries, Inc., a privately-held,<br />

family-owned, <strong>pro</strong>fessionally managed<br />

technical business that traces its roots<br />

back more than 175 years.<br />

ensuring pets enjoy their feeding<br />

occasions and get the vital nutrients<br />

they need.<br />

"AFB is excited to become part of<br />

the Columbus community," said<br />

AFB International President Jared<br />

Lozo. "We are <strong>pro</strong>ud of the work<br />

we've done since 1986 to make pet<br />

food taste great, and pleased to<br />

continue our growth with the talented<br />

workforce in the Columbus region.<br />

For AFB, this plant is key to fulfilling<br />

our commitment to be the most<br />

responsive and reliable supplier of pet<br />

food palatant solutions in the world."<br />

AFB's new facility will be located at the<br />

Muscogee Technology Park, a Georgia<br />

Ready for Accelerated Development<br />

(GRAD) Certified site in Muscogee<br />

County. Operations are expected to<br />

begin in 2024. The company will be<br />

hiring for management, engineering,<br />

operations, and administrative support<br />

positions.<br />

"As a global science and technology<br />

leader, AFB will be a great partner<br />

for our community," said Heath<br />

Schondelmayer, Chairman of the<br />

Development Authority of Columbus.<br />

"We are extremely excited about this<br />

announcement today because growing<br />

Columbus and creating jobs for this<br />

community is our top priority. Our<br />

local economic development team and<br />

our State of Georgia partners came<br />

together to turn this opportunity into<br />

a win, and we're confident that our<br />

top-notch quality of life and talented<br />

workforce will ultimately set up AFB<br />

to achieve business success for many<br />

years to come."<br />

Project Manager John Soper<br />

represented the Georgia Department<br />

of Economic Development's (GDEcD)<br />

Global Commerce team on this<br />

competitive <strong>pro</strong>ject in partnership<br />

with the Greater Columbus Chamber<br />

of Commerce, Georgia Power, and<br />

Georgia Quick Start. For more than 50<br />

years, Quick Start, <strong>pro</strong>vided through<br />

the Technical College System of<br />

Georgia, has helped assess workers,<br />

train new employees on unique<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses on <strong>pro</strong>jects, and develop<br />

customized job specific training using<br />

the most current techniques and<br />

media.<br />

"AFB perfectly aligns with Georgia's<br />

spirit of collaboration and innovation,<br />

and we are excited for the jobs and<br />

opportunities their new facility will<br />

create for local communities," said<br />

GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson.<br />

"Urgency of customer demand has<br />

been a key challenge for many<br />

companies in the last year. We are<br />

grateful for our partners in Columbus<br />

for investing in speed-to-market<br />

solutions like the GRAD <strong>pro</strong>gram,<br />

and we look forward to AFB's future<br />

success in Georgia!"<br />

In order to earn a GRAD <strong>pro</strong>gram<br />

certification, a <strong>pro</strong>perty must undergo<br />

due diligence and complete specific<br />

certification requirements before a<br />

<strong>pro</strong>spective business visit. Completing<br />

the GRAD certification <strong>pro</strong>gram with<br />

GDEcD is a <strong>pro</strong>active way for both<br />

community planners and landowners<br />

to help catalyze economic growth and<br />

industrial development for the regions<br />

they serve. Through this <strong>pro</strong>gram,<br />

Georgia has more than 60 industrial<br />

certified sites ready for fast track<br />

industrial <strong>pro</strong>jects.<br />

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www.afbinternational.com<br />

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