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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 November <strong>2022</strong> ISSN 2628-5851<br />

Technology & Marketing 4/22<br />

Ingredients: Antioxidant Update, Developing Insects, Finding Palatability Freshness<br />

Processing: Extrusion & Drying, Spotlight on Sorting, Steam and Cooling Tunnel<br />

Packaging: Pouch Technology, Sustainability, Bagging and Palletizing<br />

Marketing: Aquarium Innovations, Pets in the Family, Zoomark, Victam, Petfair SEA

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Toothcare is Petcare<br />

The more I learn about pet food, the more<br />

fascinating I find some topics. For example,<br />

toothcare is something I wouldn’t have<br />

thought much about before; discovering<br />

dental sticks was an eye-opener for me,<br />

this is such a relatively simple, yet totally<br />

practical invention. Many of us who love<br />

dogs have got too close when the meat or<br />

bone wasn’t quite finished and <strong>pro</strong>bably<br />

still remember the respective smells.<br />

There are many <strong>pro</strong>ducts which do indeed<br />

support pet tooth care.<br />

The teeth of our pets are sometimes a<br />

challenge. Dogs, especially, explore with<br />

their mouths. They often chew to reduce<br />

stress and satisfy their instincts and as a<br />

natural way of reducing plaque. A recent<br />

study from the University of Pennsylvania,<br />

supported by Mars Petcare, has shown<br />

that dogs‘ teeth often break or get<br />

damaged when they bite or chew on very<br />

hard things, sometimes found in their<br />

own snack boxes.<br />

This concern has been passed on to the<br />

pet food manufacturing industry to be<br />

aware of the <strong>pro</strong>blem and to find suitable<br />

solutions. Vets are also underlining the<br />

topic in discussions with their clients,<br />

since it is relatively low down on the<br />

priority list of pet parents, even though<br />

almost all vets examine teeth as a routine.<br />

The study has shown that dogs‘ jaws are<br />

actually stronger than their teeth when it<br />

comes to biting things which are too hard.<br />

Every fourth dog examined had damaged<br />

teeth. This results in pain, inflammation<br />

and loss of appetite.<br />

Céline Levointurier, General Manager of<br />

Mars Pet Nutrition in Germany, said to<br />

the topic: “For us, the health and wellbeing<br />

of pets is the top priority. In safety<br />

and quality there can be no com<strong>pro</strong>mises.<br />

Thanks to over 50 years of scientific<br />

research in petcare we know, better than<br />

anyone else, which <strong>pro</strong>ducts are suitable<br />

for our four-legged friends - and which are<br />

not. This research helps us to <strong>pro</strong>duce and<br />

deliver safe snacks; this includes creating<br />

a baseline for legal standards regarding<br />

the maximum degree of hardness for dog<br />

chews, which we actively pursue.“<br />

There are plenty of <strong>pro</strong>ducts available<br />

which help to clean teeth, reduce stress<br />

and are also gentle for pets‘ mouths and<br />

which are certified by, for example, the<br />

European Veterinary Dental Society. The<br />

European Pet Food Association have also<br />

followed up by publishing a guide to<br />

responsible snack <strong>pro</strong>ducts.<br />

The market for snacks just for dogs has<br />

grown by over 20% since the start of<br />

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

the pandemic, but sometimes meeting<br />

market needs is more a priority than<br />

taking that extra bit of care. One result of<br />

the study was to encourage pet parents<br />

to take advice on snacks and toys from<br />

vets, to find the best <strong>pro</strong>ducts for the size<br />

and age of the animal. We know from our<br />

people-children how important toothcare<br />

is; with the pet-children it is no different.<br />

Sincerely<br />

If you like it subscribe!<br />

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

Technology & Marketing 4/22<br />

Ingredients: Antioxidant Update, Developing Insects, Finding Palatability Freshness,<br />

Processing: Extrusion & Drying, Spotlight on Sorting, Steam and Cooling Tunnel<br />

Packaging: Pouch Technology, Sustainability, Bagging and Palletizing,<br />

Marketing: Aquarium Innovations, Pets in the Family, Zoomark, Victam, Petfair SEA<br />

Issue 4 November <strong>2022</strong><br />

AstaReal, global pioneer in astaxanthin <strong>pro</strong>duction and related research, has<br />

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supplier of premium inclusions. This means its recently launched science-based pet<br />

food formula NOVASTA® EB15 will be more easily available on the European market<br />

for the enhancement of health in pets and other animals. See the article on page 6<br />

Cover: © AstaReal<br />

Ingredients<br />

Processing<br />

6 New Collaboration in international Pet Food Market<br />

8 Pet Food Safety and Freshness Concerns: Origins and<br />

Consequences<br />

14 Asia’s First Industrial Insect Company Closes US$20m Equity<br />

Round to Launch New and Expand Into New Markets<br />

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Innovation Award in Silver<br />

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Processing<br />

20 Dry Petfood Processing<br />

24 Spotlight on Sorting: Why the PetFood Industry Needs to<br />

Think About Sustainability<br />

27 Steam and Cooling Tunnel for Wet Pet Food Processing<br />

The insect sector has gathered increasing attention over the past<br />

few years, with the global insect <strong>pro</strong>tein market alone estimated<br />

to be worth US$343 million in 2021, and expected to grow to<br />

reach US$1.3 billion by 2027. As a sustainable solution to help<br />

minimize multiple unsustainable practices, the sector as a whole<br />

has seen investments totalling nearly US$1 billion but with<br />

multiple technological hurdles, few companies are yet to reach<br />

industrial scale, let alone <strong>pro</strong>fitability. See the story on page 14.<br />

Far from being a fad, sustainability is here to stay and increasing<br />

in importance, especially in industries like pet food, which sell<br />

directly to consumers. Because consumers are increasingly<br />

concerned about topics such as sustainability, the environment,<br />

and fair treatment for workers, they expect food brands to handle<br />

these issues responsibly and ethically - and brands expect the<br />

same of their suppliers. One solution is introduced in this story.<br />

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New Collaboration in international<br />

Pet Food Market<br />

Supplier IQI Trusted Pet Food Ingredients optimizes access to AstaReal’s astaxanthin <strong>pro</strong>duct NOVASTA® EB15 for the<br />

European industry<br />

AstaReal, the global pioneer in astaxanthin <strong>pro</strong>duction and related research, announces a new strategic partnership with<br />

IQI Trusted Pet Food Ingredients, a supplier of premium inclusions. Thus, its recently launched science-based pet food<br />

formula NOVASTA® EB15 will be available more easily on the European market for the enhancement of animal health.<br />

pet food industry is a huge growth<br />

hub for us.” Before expanding into the<br />

European market together, AstaReal and<br />

IQI previously worked on a successful<br />

collaboration in the US.<br />

Photos: AstaReal<br />

The partnership will<br />

combine and maximize<br />

the strengths of both<br />

companies. AstaReal<br />

will <strong>pro</strong>vide its health<strong>pro</strong>moting<br />

astaxanthin<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct NOVASTA®<br />

EB15, while IQI Trusted<br />

Pet Food Ingredients will<br />

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the Netherlands with a European<br />

storage location and sales offices<br />

in other countries, and thus can easily<br />

deliver to pet food manufacturers all<br />

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NOVASTA® EB15 is AstaReal’s latest<br />

offering for feed and pet food. Its healthenhancing<br />

effects are derived from<br />

natural astaxanthin – one of nature’s<br />

most powerful antioxidants obtained<br />

from microalgae Haematococcus<br />

pluvialis. Multiple scientific studies show<br />

its various benefits for animals, where it<br />

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attentiveness, and supports eye health<br />

and immune response. In NOVASTA®<br />

EB15, astaxanthin is encapsulated<br />

to maintain its antioxidant power,<br />

particularly in challenging formulations.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.astareal.se/astaxanthin-forpets/#astra-block_600059cb76a01<br />

“We are very happy to work with IQI<br />

Trusted Pet Food Ingredients, as their<br />

team has a large amount of market and<br />

customer information, and strategic<br />

insight, which enables us to respond<br />

quickly to potential customers in this<br />

industry,” says Peter Ahlm, Marketing<br />

& Sales Manager at AstaReal AB. “The<br />

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In an increasingly competitive marketplace, palatability is a critical component of pet nutrition<br />

and a key driver of brand loyalty. Ensuring <strong>pro</strong>duct performance and repeat purchases for pet<br />

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Pet Food Safety and Freshness<br />

Concerns: Origins and<br />

Consequences<br />

by Cristina Murcia García, Ph.D., Elena Fraccaroli, DVM, Bartosz Lebida Msc Eng<br />

Photos: sarahb-fotos.de<br />

1. Pet food industry quality<br />

expectations and risks in<br />

matter of safety<br />

Today, pet owners have at their disposal<br />

a wide range of high-quality pet food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts to <strong>pro</strong>vide their pets with<br />

nutrient-rich foods ap<strong>pro</strong>priate to<br />

their lifestyle, pet's activity, and their<br />

purchasing preferences. ⅰ Increasingly<br />

advanced knowledge of pet nutrition and<br />

pet food technology means that more and<br />

more ingredients are being incorporated<br />

into pet food formulations, and therefore<br />

increasingly pet food ingredients ⅱ are<br />

being <strong>pro</strong>tected at each stage of the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cess. Food safety in the<br />

pet food industry refers to ensuring that,<br />

the feed does not cause harm to the<br />

pets and possibly to the consumer, such<br />

as kids being able to grab it in the bowls<br />

when prepared and/or consumed as<br />

intended. Food safety is a multi-faceted<br />

and multi-stage activity, starting with the<br />

origin of the animal by-<strong>pro</strong>ducts at the<br />

slaughtering and rendering <strong>pro</strong>cesses,<br />

through the transport of ingredients<br />

used in <strong>petfood</strong> <strong>pro</strong>duction, including<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cess itself including<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct formulation, and ending with the<br />

delivery of the <strong>pro</strong>duct to the customer<br />

and post-delivery activities. Actions are<br />

needed to <strong>pro</strong>tect against the risks of<br />

contamination and fraud at every stage<br />

of the food <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cess, as each<br />

of these elements may have an impact on<br />

food safety.<br />

The mission and responsibility of pet<br />

food companies and their owners is to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vide safe and balanced food. This<br />

mission, along with their vision, are often<br />

included in the company's strategy and<br />

marketing activities to convince the Client<br />

that, the safety of their family members is<br />

a priority in their operation. Food safety<br />

in the pet food industry is now a shared<br />

responsibility of all actors involved in the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction of the <strong>pro</strong>duct, including the<br />

pet owner.<br />

Existing legislation on animal by<strong>pro</strong>ducts,<br />

ⅲ additives authorized in animal<br />

feed, presence of undesirable substances<br />

in feed, labelling rules combined with<br />

ap<strong>pro</strong>priate preventive actions consisting<br />

in the application of good hygiene and<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction practices (GHP, GMP), risk<br />

analysis of critical control points (HACCP)<br />

and other standards contribute to the<br />

achievement of safe food standards. Such<br />

a broad perspective allows for <strong>pro</strong>per<br />

management and monitoring of the entire<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cess, as well as continuous<br />

control of the ingredients used in the<br />

feed recipe, including essential nutrients,<br />

such as minerals, vitamins, flavors, and<br />

stabilizers. Each of the ingredients has a<br />

strictly defined specification, not only in<br />

terms of nutritional value, but also for the<br />

parameters responsible for freshness and<br />

organoleptic characteristics.<br />

When analyzing what pet food safety is<br />

and how to achieve it, the primary focus<br />

should be on the slaughterhouse raw<br />

material (RM) as one of the primary food<br />

ingredients. It is the quality of the RM that<br />

further translates into the <strong>pro</strong>perties of<br />

the food in terms of safety, palatability,<br />

nutritional value, and shelf life. Proper<br />

handling of a given type of RM in the<br />

initial phase at the slaughterhouse or<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing plant stage, translates further<br />

into <strong>pro</strong>cesses related to oxidation<br />

(formation of toxic compounds),<br />

freshness (the level of free fatty acids),<br />

appearance of meat structure (biogenic<br />

amines, odor of toxic gases), microbiology<br />

(formation of bacteria, moulds, yeasts),<br />

and aspects related to oxidation because<br />

of further RM <strong>pro</strong>cessing. It is precisely the<br />

determination of the place of formation of<br />

factors that determine a given RM activity,<br />

such as enzymatic reactions (temperature,<br />

pH, time, presence of metal ions, water<br />

activity, light), as well as the method of<br />

their monitoring and prevention, that<br />

determines an effective ap<strong>pro</strong>ach in<br />

the field of food safety. Bacteria growth<br />

generates more enzymatic activity and<br />

increases the amount of free fatty acids<br />

and the initiates formation of biogenic<br />

amines.<br />

The safety of pet food, irrespective of<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>duction technology used (dry,<br />

wet, or fresh <strong>pro</strong>ducts) ⅳ , is a priority<br />

that must be observed in relation to the<br />

regulations in force in this area. Today, the<br />

available portfolio of antioxidants and<br />

preservatives, such as anti-bacterial, antisalmonella,<br />

anti-moulding agents, allows<br />

the use of high-quality, safe solutions<br />

which are ap<strong>pro</strong>priate to the <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

(dry, wet, fresh food ingredients) and the<br />

customer's preferences.<br />

In most countries pet food is regulated<br />

at every stage, from the ingredients<br />

used, through the <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cess, to<br />

marketing and sales. However, pet food<br />

safety presents significant challenges<br />

compared to traditional food safety<br />

issues, as hazards have the potential<br />

to directly affect the pet and indirectly<br />

affect the humans around it. Pet food can<br />

serve as a carrier for infectious disease<br />

agents, as well as naturally occurring<br />

and inadvertently added undesirable<br />

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substances. The update of the legislation<br />

on food <strong>pro</strong>duction requirements<br />

introduces additional <strong>pro</strong>tection in this<br />

aspect, especially in these times when<br />

attempts are being made to introduce<br />

alternative sources of <strong>pro</strong>tein (insects).<br />

2. Main freshness loss<br />

consequences: Biogenic Amines<br />

and Free fatty Acids<br />

As we have explained above, the loss<br />

of freshness and bacterial growth leads<br />

to the formation of free fatty acids and<br />

biogenic amines. These are the main<br />

consequences that affect food safety<br />

and have an impact into the freshness<br />

of raw materials and finished <strong>pro</strong>ducts.<br />

Here below you can see a description of<br />

both parameters: formation, chemical<br />

background and characteristics and<br />

current regulatory information available.<br />

Biogenic Amines<br />

The main consequence of freshness decay<br />

in <strong>pro</strong>tein rich raw materials, such as<br />

meat and meat <strong>pro</strong>ducts, is the formation<br />

of biogenic amines. They are formed<br />

as by-<strong>pro</strong>ducts of microbial spoilage<br />

due to decarboxylation of free amino<br />

acids catalysed by the corresponding<br />

Figure 1: Decarboxylation of the amino acid histidine to form the biogenic amine histamine<br />

decarboxylase enzyme. ⅴ Each amino acid<br />

will lead to the formation of a different<br />

biogenic amine upon microbiological<br />

spoilage. The main biogenic amines on<br />

which the pet food industry is focusing<br />

are histamine, cadaverine, tyramine and<br />

putrescine, and they come from the<br />

degradation of the amino acid histidine,<br />

lysine, and arginine, respectively, see<br />

Table 1. The most well-known health<br />

impact of biogenic amines is histamine<br />

poisoning, which occurs a few minutes<br />

to several hours following the ingestion<br />

of foods, like fish, with a high content of<br />

histamine.<br />

Unfortunately, in the European Union there<br />

are still no maximum limits established for<br />

the concentration of biogenic amines in<br />

pet food. For the moment there is only<br />

legislation for histamine related to fish<br />

ingredients but only for humans. ⅵ ⅶ<br />

Table 1:Amino acid precursor and its<br />

corresponding biogenic amine.<br />

Parent Amino Acid<br />

Precursor<br />

Histamine<br />

Lysine<br />

Arginine<br />

Tyrosine<br />

Biogenic Amine<br />

Histamine<br />

Cadaverine<br />

Putrescine/Agmatine<br />

Tyramine<br />

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Other biogenic amines mentioned before<br />

like cadaverine and putrescine are known<br />

to have an impact on the palatability of<br />

finished pet food, but this topic will be<br />

discussed deeper in the next section of<br />

this article.<br />

To avoid these consequences, it is important<br />

to maintain the freshness and quality of<br />

meat and meat <strong>pro</strong>ducts by avoiding<br />

microbiological growth, thus <strong>pro</strong>tecting<br />

materials as soon as possible from<br />

evisceration, transport, and <strong>pro</strong>cessing.<br />

Biogenic amines are heat resistant and<br />

acid resistant molecules, this means, that<br />

once they are formed in the fresh crude<br />

raw materials they will survive and stay<br />

present in the final <strong>pro</strong>duct <strong>pro</strong>duced with<br />

those raw materials. ⅷ ⅸ In the Figure 2<br />

below you can see a graphic representing<br />

biogenic amine concentration (histamine,<br />

putrescine, cadaverine and tyramine)<br />

before and after autoclaving (elevated<br />

temperature and high-pressure <strong>pro</strong>cess).<br />

As you can see the concentrations before<br />

and after are quite comparable.<br />

Figure 2: Biogenic amines concentration<br />

before and after autoclaving.<br />

Ideally, to control biogenic amines<br />

growth it is necessary to inhibit the<br />

microbial growth and the decarboxylase<br />

activity of microbes. These are some<br />

suggestions on how to do it:<br />

• Use cold storage<br />

• Frequent collection of raw materials<br />

and limitation of storage time during<br />

warm seasons<br />

• Process the materials as soon as<br />

possible<br />

• Good hygiene practice. Ensure that<br />

transport and <strong>pro</strong>cessing equipment<br />

are kept sanitized to reduce<br />

microbial load<br />

• Use freshness treatments with the<br />

right organic acids' combination<br />

able to: not affect palatability, not<br />

increase ash content, control a<br />

broad range of biogenic amines, not<br />

causing <strong>pro</strong>-oxidation<br />

Free Fatty Acids<br />

Another consequence associated with<br />

freshness decay is the increase of acidity,<br />

or the formation of free fatty acids. In<br />

this case, the origin is the hydrolyzation<br />

of triglycerides by the action of the<br />

enzyme lipase. ⅹ This <strong>pro</strong>cess occurs in<br />

fresh raw materials containing fats and<br />

the formation of free fatty acids (FFA)<br />

increases systematically in the crude raw<br />

materials as the environment temperature<br />

rises. Once the crude raw materials are<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessed, to <strong>pro</strong>duce <strong>pro</strong>cessed animal<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein (PAP) and fat, the FFA level should<br />

not increase anymore over time.<br />

Usually, FFAs are used as an indicator<br />

of the freshness of a fat, oil, or PAP. The<br />

higher the FFA level, the less fresh the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct is. Both parameters, FFA and<br />

biogenic amines are also indicators of<br />

quality of the supply chain and give<br />

information about how the crude raw<br />

materials are handled. There is still a lack<br />

of knowledge regarding the potential<br />

negative effects of elevated levels of FFAs<br />

regarding the health of pets or impact on<br />

the palatability and shelf life of finished<br />

pet food <strong>pro</strong>ducts.<br />

Kemin is currently developing a set<br />

of trials to answer these questions,<br />

especially the one related to high FFAs<br />

and their impact on palatability and shelf<br />

life of final pet food <strong>pro</strong>ducts. We hope to<br />

share the outcome of these trials soon.<br />

To the best of our knowledge there are,<br />

at the moment, no legislation related to<br />

maximum FFA levels allowed in pet food<br />

or pet food raw materials. What we have<br />

observed in the market is that pet food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducers tend to require and set their<br />

own maximums limit towards their raw<br />

materials suppliers. This is often based on<br />

their own research/experience.<br />

To control FFA formation, the same<br />

suggestions as for biogenic amines<br />

control mentioned before also apply<br />

here since both freshness parameters<br />

are caused by the same phenomenon,<br />

microbial growth.<br />

By experience we suggest treating as soon<br />

as possible sensitive raw materials inside<br />

the slaughterhouses with preservatives<br />

like ALLINSUR or RENTERRA Kemin<br />

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

3. Factors impacting pet food<br />

palatability with focus on<br />

Biogenic amines<br />

Loss of freshness can be initiated by<br />

microbial degradation in the pet food<br />

or in their initial crude raw materials<br />

Figure 3 (below): Hydrolysis of triglycerides<br />

to form free fatty acids.<br />

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Figure 4: Water activity and microbial growth. ⅺ<br />

used. It can cause two <strong>pro</strong>blems. Spoilage<br />

and decomposition of pet food, with<br />

consequential loss of organoleptic<br />

features and loss of nutrients, not only<br />

micro-nutrients, such as vitamins, but<br />

also macro-nutrients, such as <strong>pro</strong>teins<br />

and lipids. The decomposition <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

leads to the formation of some noxious<br />

substances, such as biogenic amines.<br />

The second potential consequence of<br />

microbial spoilage is food poisoning,<br />

from the growth of pathogenic microbes,<br />

such as Salmonella spp., Listeria<br />

monocytogenes, various Bacillus species,<br />

and many other bacteria.<br />

Water activity plays a crucial role in<br />

the physical, chemical, and biological<br />

stability of foodstuff. It is the ratio<br />

between the vapor pressure of water in<br />

a certain material and the vapor pressure<br />

of pure water, at the same temperature.<br />

In simpler terms, it is an index referred<br />

to in food that is used to express the<br />

availability of water free from bonds<br />

with other components and which can<br />

be used for chemical and biological<br />

reactions. The index is expressed as an<br />

absolute number between zero and<br />

one: the higher the value, the higher<br />

the availability of water for microbial<br />

growth and therefore the easier that<br />

spoilage can occur. Water activity is not<br />

to be confused with moisture content.<br />

Moisture is the total amount of free and<br />

bound water. The relationship between<br />

moisture and water activity depends on<br />

the specific material: there are specific<br />

molecules and substances, that can<br />

absorb or bind water and lower water<br />

activity, even if the moisture level is not<br />

affected. A water activity index below 0.6<br />

is considered as safe because it allows<br />

no mould, yeast or bacterial growth, and<br />

enzymatic reactions are well restrained.<br />

So, water activity index defines if a food is<br />

perishable or stable. That is why it is used<br />

as key point of quality control <strong>pro</strong>grams.<br />

When we refer to dry pet foods, we are<br />

speaking of foods that are typically stable<br />

thanks to their <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cesses, that<br />

involves heat treatment, and potentially<br />

the use of water-binding substances. The<br />

challenge to the pet food industry is to<br />

find the right combination of ingredients,<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing, and packaging to create<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts that meet safety, quality, and<br />

cost parameters, and to satisfy consumers.<br />

Therefore, water activity could be used not<br />

only as a quality parameter, but also as an<br />

active development tool.<br />

It is possible to intervene against microbial<br />

development by lowering water activity<br />

as much as possible. In many cases, it<br />

is not possible to lower it below the<br />

safe value of 0.6, therefore it is essential<br />

to act in other ways, such as by using<br />

specific substances called preservatives.<br />

These kinds of additives intervene by<br />

altering the pH inside the microbial cell,<br />

interrupting its cellular functions to<br />

destroy the cell. Organic acids are widely<br />

used as preservatives. They are defined as<br />

weak acids, because they release only part<br />

of their hydrogen atoms when put in a<br />

solution and depending on the pH of that<br />

solution, forming a balance between the<br />

whole molecule and the ion forms (called<br />

dissociated forms). In fact, this <strong>pro</strong>cess is<br />

called dissociation. So, weak acids can be<br />

found in undissociated form or at various<br />

level of partial dissociation. Strong acids,<br />

on the contrary, release all hydrogen atoms<br />

and therefore are totally dissociated when<br />

in solution. The active form of the organic<br />

acid, that can penetrate the microbial cell,<br />

is the undissociated form. The lower the<br />

pH of the solution, the more undissociated<br />

the acid is, and therefore the more effective<br />

it will be. The pH at which organic acids are<br />

totally undissociated varies for each acid,<br />

but is relatively low which, is unlikely to be<br />

suitable for a pet food matrix. Therefore,<br />

generally, the reference used instead<br />

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acid is fifty percent undissociated, which<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vides good efficacy as a preservative.<br />

As already mentioned, microbes can<br />

cause food spoilage, with consequent<br />

loss of nutrients because molecules are<br />

altered and modified. This is precisely<br />

what happens when microbes alter<br />

the structure of amino acids, forming<br />

biogenic amines. That is why biogenic<br />

amines are considered an index of<br />

freshness: the more biogenic amines, the<br />

lower the freshness of <strong>pro</strong>ducts.<br />

Another important thing to highlight<br />

about biogenic amines is that they<br />

have a typical rotting smell, that<br />

humans can perceive when food<br />

decline is quite advanced. But animals,<br />

with an extremely developed sense of<br />

smell, can perceive biogenic amines at<br />

low concentrations and this can have<br />

an important influence on palatability.<br />

For all the reasons discussed above, it<br />

is especially important to have good<br />

control over microbial growth.<br />

To assess the impact of biogenic<br />

amines on palatability, a study ⅻ<br />

has been designed involving super<br />

premium commercial dry diets for<br />

dogs and for cats, formulated for<br />

optimal palatability performance. The<br />

diets were bought at a pet store and<br />

tested for biogenic amine levels, with<br />

the intention of using the food only if it<br />

contained very low levels. The chosen<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts were then coated with a 2%<br />

water solution containing individual<br />

biogenic amines and two mixtures at<br />

different concentrations.<br />

In both dog and cat foods, the first<br />

round of trial included the following trial<br />

samples:<br />

- Histamine alone (50 ppm)<br />

- Putrescine alone (150 ppm)<br />

- Cadaverine alone (250 ppm)<br />

- Biogenic amines mix 1: sum of the<br />

previous amounts (450 ppm)<br />

For the second round of experimentation,<br />

it was decided not to increase the amount<br />

of histamine to <strong>pro</strong>tect the pets involved<br />

in the palatability trials, as 50 ppm is<br />

usually referred as the maximum safe<br />

amount by scientific literature. So, the<br />

trial samples for both dog and cat diets<br />

were:<br />

- Putrescine alone (300 ppm)<br />

- Cadaverine alone (500 ppm)<br />

- Biogenic amines mix 2: sum of the<br />

previous amounts + histamine 50<br />

ppm (850ppm)<br />

All samples were tested for biogenic<br />

amines after the experimental coating,<br />

Table 2: First round of palatability trials on dog kibbles coated with solutions of biogenic amines<br />

Table 3: First round of palatability trials on cat kibbles coated with solutions of biogenic amines<br />

Table 4: Second round of palatability trials on dog kibbles coated with solutions of biogenic amines<br />

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Table 5: Second round of palatability trials on cat kibbles coated with solutions of biogenic amines<br />

to confirm the effectiveness of biogenic<br />

amine addition and the <strong>pro</strong>cess. The<br />

samples were then all tested for palatability<br />

versus a control sample, consisting of the<br />

same diet coated with 2% water only, to<br />

balance its moisture level as it is a factor<br />

known to impact overall palatability.<br />

As can be seen in tables 2 and 3, all the<br />

first-round palatability trials did not show<br />

a statistically significant difference in<br />

performance. It is for this reason that the<br />

second evaluation step has been inserted<br />

in the study, doubling biogenic amines<br />

dosages (except histamine), as already<br />

indicated above.<br />

D6 and D7 trials in table 4 show a<br />

statistically significant preference for the<br />

control sample over the trial sample. The<br />

intake ratio (IR) of the A sample (the trial<br />

sample), is 0.27 with a low p-value. Also,<br />

the first choice (FC) of the A sample is low.<br />

These findings seem to suggest that the<br />

threshold of dog’s sensitiveness toward<br />

biogenic amine mix could be in between<br />

450 and 850 ppm. Furthermore, it seems<br />

quite clear from the outcome of the<br />

study that dogs have a specific sensitivity<br />

against some biogenic amines more<br />

than others. For example, at 400 ppm<br />

cadaverine has been found to be enough<br />

to statistically decrease palatability of<br />

the trial sample over the control. This<br />

might imply some biological defence<br />

mechanism of the animal, aimed at<br />

avoiding potentially harmful food.<br />

Regarding results of cat trials reported<br />

in 5 table, the outcome was not totally<br />

aligned with that of dogs. In fact, mixed<br />

biogenic amines, even at the higher<br />

amount of 850 ppm, did not show<br />

any statistically significant effect on<br />

palatability performance. In the trials<br />

performed with the food spiked with<br />

individual biogenic amines, however, cats<br />

have been found to specifically dislike<br />

putrescine. In fact, 300 ppm were enough<br />

to considerably decrease palatability as<br />

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two thirds of cats preferred the control<br />

sample.<br />

This study highlighted how biogenic<br />

amines can influence palatability.<br />

Their impact differs according to the<br />

target species, given that dogs and<br />

cats have shown specific sensitivities<br />

for distinct types of biogenic amines<br />

and at different amounts. However,<br />

it is fair to acknowledge that, among<br />

various limitations of the study, the<br />

main one could be to the fact that<br />

biogenic amines were artificially added<br />

to otherwise completely healthy foods.<br />

This is a relevant factor, as the presence<br />

of biogenic amines was not linked with<br />

an actual degradation of the nutritional<br />

value or other organoleptic features<br />

of the food, and it was therefore not<br />

possible to assess whether this difference<br />

with the normal biological food spoilage<br />

could have had an impact on palatability<br />

preference of dogs and cats. In other<br />

words, are only these 3 biogenic amines<br />

themselves affecting the palatability of a<br />

food, or are the others biogenic amines<br />

as well in combination or not, or is it the<br />

other flavoring molecules related with<br />

decayed raw materials or is the loss of<br />

nutritional factors also involved?<br />

4. Ongoing Kemin research on<br />

freshness impact on palatability<br />

For a better understanding about how<br />

freshness decreases palatability and<br />

especially how Kemin’s preservative<br />

solutions can assure healthy pets, the<br />

safety of pet food and ensure highly<br />

palatable pet foods, we are conducting<br />

this summer some specific study. We will<br />

be exploring the PAP and Fat freshness<br />

impact on dogs and cats’ dry kibbles<br />

palatability. This exclusive global study<br />

will be published in the coming months.<br />

For more information<br />

www.kemin.com<br />

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Scientific opinion on risk-based control of<br />

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Lenovich, L.M., 1987.<br />

ⅻ Kemin Internl Data<br />



Asia’s First Industrial Insect<br />

Company Closes US$20m Equity<br />

Round to Launch New and<br />

Expand Into New Markets<br />

Executive Summary<br />

Nutrition Technologies closed a US$20m<br />

equity venture round led by PTT Ventures<br />

Insect <strong>pro</strong>tein market due to be worth<br />

US$1.3 billion by 2027<br />

• Nutrition Technologies<br />

manufactures sustainable animal<br />

feed ingredients and biofertilisers,<br />

using a unique combination of<br />

microbes and black soldier fly<br />

larvae to recycle nutrients from<br />

agricultural and food <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

by- <strong>pro</strong>ducts.<br />

• Insect solutions show great<br />

potential to help contribute to<br />

reaching global greenhouse gas<br />

emissions targets, im<strong>pro</strong>ve food<br />

security and reduce waste streams<br />

in a low-energy environment<br />

• Nutrition Technologies to use funds<br />

to increase IP portfolio, launch new<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts and expand into new<br />

markets<br />

• Nutrition Technologies is planning a<br />

new joint-venture facility elsewhere<br />

in Southeast Asia<br />

Equity Round<br />

On 19th September <strong>2022</strong> Nutrition<br />

Technologies completed an equity<br />

venture round of US$ 20m. The round was<br />

led by PTT Ventures and supported by<br />

Sumitomo Corporation, ING Sustainable<br />

Investments, Mandala Capital, as well as<br />

continued participation from existing<br />

investors: Openspace Ventures, SEEDs<br />

Capital and Hera Capital. The round<br />

was advised by ING Corporate Finance.<br />

The <strong>pro</strong>ceeds will be used to fund an<br />

expansion into new markets; launch new<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts; accelerate R&D; and create new<br />

strategic partnerships.<br />

“Aside from growth in clean-energy,<br />

PTT is expanding its portfolio into<br />

new businesses corresponding to<br />

global trends, sustainability, and social<br />

responsibility. We look forward to<br />

partnering with Nutrition Technologies<br />

to support their next phase of growth.<br />

Commercial insect <strong>pro</strong>tein <strong>pro</strong>duction is<br />

one of the most important innovations<br />

of the past few years, with the potential<br />

to disrupt the animal feed and fertiliser<br />

sectors and solve multiple issues the<br />

world is currently facing. Furthermore,<br />

we expect this partnership will <strong>pro</strong>vide<br />

customers with innovative solutions to<br />

revolutionize the agriculture sector as<br />

well as im<strong>pro</strong>ve people's quality of life”<br />

said Dr. Buranin Rattanasombat, Senior<br />

Executive Vice President, Innovation<br />

and New Ventures, PTT Public Company<br />

Limited.<br />

“We are very excited to partner with<br />

Nutrition Technologies, an innovative<br />

company that has superior technology<br />

to <strong>pro</strong>duce sustainable <strong>pro</strong>tein. We<br />

believe insect <strong>pro</strong>tein is one of the<br />

most important recent solutions to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein <strong>pro</strong>duction, contributing to<br />

solving various environmental issues<br />

and addressing several Sustainable<br />

Development Goals (SDGs). We will utilize<br />

our business platform and customer<br />

network to <strong>pro</strong>mote and expand the BSF<br />

derived <strong>pro</strong>ducts” said Masahito Uno,<br />

GM Life Science Division, Sumitomo<br />

Corporation.<br />

“Nutrition Technologies fits well in the<br />

investment strategy and portfolio of ING<br />

Sustainable Investments, as we seek to<br />

assist sustainable companies in scaling<br />

their operations. Together with our<br />

consortium partners we are also keen<br />

to support the company in capitalising<br />

on various opportunities in the fastgrowing<br />

European and Asian markets of<br />

alternative <strong>pro</strong>teins” said Mark Weustink,<br />

Head of ING Sustainable Investments.<br />

“Nutrition Technologies has led the way<br />

in delivering black soldier fly solutions<br />

at scale and at a price that is competitive<br />

on the global markets. It means they are<br />

already <strong>pro</strong>viding a viable alternative<br />

to existing and less sustainable feed<br />

options. In achieving that, the team has<br />

demonstrated exceptional executional<br />

capabilities. Going forward, we have high<br />

conviction in their expansion plans” said<br />

Hian Goh, Founding Partner, Openspace<br />

Ventures.<br />

“It is great to welcome our new investors,<br />

who collectively bring vast expertise and<br />

experience to help us realise our vision.<br />

We are also humbled by the continued<br />

support <strong>pro</strong>vided from our existing<br />

shareholders.” said Tom Berry, Co-CEO<br />

and Co-founder, Nutrition Technologies.<br />

The insect sector has gathered increasing<br />

attention over the past few years, with<br />

the global insect <strong>pro</strong>tein market alone<br />

estimated to be worth US$343 million<br />

in 2021, and expected to grow with a<br />

CAGR of 26.49% to reach US$1.3 billion<br />

by 2027. As a sustainable solution to<br />

help minimize multiple unsustainable<br />

practices, the sector as a whole has seen<br />

investments totalling nearly US$1 billion,<br />

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Tom Berry and Nick Piggott, Founder & Co-CEO,<br />

Nutritions Technologies<br />

but with multiple technological hurdles,<br />

few companies are yet to reach industrial<br />

scale, let alone <strong>pro</strong>fitability.<br />

Background<br />

Global food security has steadily<br />

declined for the past few decades and<br />

has been significantly tested in recent<br />

years through extreme weather events<br />

and war. Population growth has fuelled<br />

the current 1.2 billion tonnes demand<br />

for animal feed ingredients, which has<br />

severe environmental consequences<br />

both for land and sea. There is a growing<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tein deficit, with supplies of traditional<br />

<strong>pro</strong>teins for animal feed, such as fishmeal<br />

and soybean meal, stagnating due to<br />

overfishing and deforestation. Meanwhile,<br />

organic matter and food waste in landfills<br />

are significant contributors of greenhouse<br />

gas emissions, and the overuse of<br />

chemical fertilisers is severely reducing<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>ductivity and resilience of crucial<br />

agricultural soil. “Insects represent<br />

a virtually unlimited and untapped<br />

pool of biological assets, with huge<br />

opportunities for value creation. Tackling<br />

food security is only the tip of the iceberg<br />

and with our strengthened balance<br />

sheet, great partners and best in class IP,<br />

we are strategically positioned to lead the<br />

next agricultural revolution.” said Richard<br />

Hayler, CFO, Nutrition Technologies.<br />

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Since 2015, Singaporean agri-biotech<br />

company, Nutrition Technologies, has<br />

been creating a commercial replica of<br />

the natural decomposition <strong>pro</strong>cess, using<br />

their <strong>pro</strong>prietary growth inoculants and<br />

black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens)<br />

to turn low-grade crop & food waste<br />

into highly sought after animal feed<br />

ingredients and biofertilisers. Their two<br />

hectare <strong>pro</strong>duction facility in Johor,<br />

Malaysia, bioconverts several hundreds of<br />

tonnes of organic waste every week. The<br />

facility <strong>pro</strong>duces functional <strong>pro</strong>teins and<br />

oils, which have bioactive compounds<br />

that efficiently im<strong>pro</strong>ve animal growth<br />

performance and health outcomes. Over<br />

the past few years Nutrition Technologies<br />

has conducted multiple trials of their<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts on fish, shrimp, poultry, piglets<br />

and pets, with significant results. Their<br />

novel biofertiliser <strong>pro</strong>ducts im<strong>pro</strong>ve<br />

soil health while naturally increasing<br />

plant resistance to disease, reducing<br />

the need for chemical pesticides. The<br />

165-strong team has been scaling<br />

up their operations and selling their<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts into both domestic and regional<br />

markets. “We are increasing <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

to meet market demand and <strong>pro</strong>viding<br />

essential ingredients to the domestic<br />

agricultural sector as well as boosting<br />

exports through shipping our <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

to Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand,<br />

Vietnam, Philippines and Chile. We will<br />

also commence shipments to the UK and<br />

EU very soon.” said Nick Piggott, Co-CEO<br />

and Co-founder, Nutrition Technologies.<br />

Nutrition Technologies’ <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

facilities are a result of over seven years<br />

of R&D and their strategic location in the<br />

tropics helps to optimize <strong>pro</strong>ductivity<br />

and lower costs. Their <strong>pro</strong>prietary<br />

technologies and vertical insect<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction system are designed to<br />

capitalise on the low-energy benefits<br />

and suitability of a tropical climate. Their<br />

team developed the entire <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

system, which uses some bespoke<br />

automated equipment to ensure strict<br />

biosafety, zero-waste and strong unit<br />

economics. Through avoided emissions,<br />

their <strong>pro</strong>ducts have great potential to<br />

help meet global climate change targets.<br />

Nutrition Technologies has been doubling<br />

down on its success in commercialising<br />

insect-microbe systems and their<br />

ap<strong>pro</strong>ach to <strong>pro</strong>tecting that intellectual<br />

<strong>pro</strong>perty has been lauded by IP experts<br />

and publications. “We have had some<br />

incredibly exciting breakthroughs over<br />

the past two years. Following successful<br />

additions to our patent portfolio, we will<br />

launch two new revolutionary biological<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts to the fertiliser market that will<br />

address some of the region’s greatest<br />

challenges in crop <strong>pro</strong>ductivity.” said<br />

Martin Zorrilla, Nutrition Technologies.<br />

Next Steps<br />

Nutrition Technologies will use these<br />

funds to further expand <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

capacity both at its current operating<br />

plant in Malaysia as well as through a<br />

new joint-venture <strong>pro</strong>ject in a soonto-be-announced<br />

second country in<br />

Southeast Asia. The Company also<br />

intends to expand its R&D capabilities<br />

in Singapore; commence commercial<br />

activities in the UK and EU; and add<br />

several new patents to its existing IP<br />

portfolio. “We believe our technological<br />

developments can help address some<br />

of the world’s most critical <strong>pro</strong>blems<br />

and are highly motivated to accelerate<br />

expansion as quickly as possible. Our<br />

novel microbiology solution to insect<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction allows us to use a wide pool<br />

of raw materials which negates the most<br />

significant barrier to scaling.” said Charlie<br />

Carter, COO, Nutrition Technologies.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.nutrition-technologies.com<br />

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EuroTier Innovation Prize <strong>2022</strong>:<br />

Dosing Station Wins DLG<br />

Innovation Award in Silver<br />

Precise post-dosing of dry substrate in the <strong>pro</strong>duction of insects<br />

Great joy at WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH in Lutten, Lower Saxony: The specialist for pig husbandry,<br />

stable equipment, feeding and air conditioning technology has been awarded with the DLG Innovation<br />

Award in silver for its Dry.Sec dosing station among the ap<strong>pro</strong>ved exhibitors at EuroTier <strong>2022</strong>. According to<br />

the German Agricultural Society, the economic significance for the practice, the work performance, the work<br />

quality as well as the functional safety are decisive for the award. Furthermore, positive effects on animal<br />

welfare as well as the environmental and energy situation are taken into account.<br />

When feeding the black soldier fly (BSF),<br />

young larvae can drown in the substrate if<br />

the dosage is incorrect and the substrate is<br />

too liquid. With the newly developed Dry.<br />

Sec dosing station, a fully automatic and<br />

precise subsequent dosing of dry, organic<br />

material is possible.<br />

second step, the dry material is added<br />

to the liquid mass.<br />

Precise dosing<br />

In <strong>pro</strong>duction plants for insect larvae,<br />

incorrect dosing can occur, for example,<br />

when feeding the black soldier fly<br />

(BSF), as a result of which the young<br />

larvae drown in the substrate if it is too<br />

liquid. With the newly developed Dry.<br />

Sec dosing station, a fully automatic,<br />

rapid and precise re-dosing of the dry,<br />

organic material is possible. An island<br />

of this material is formed on which<br />

the young larvae are placed in the<br />

following step.<br />

Processing feed into pulp<br />

In the <strong>pro</strong>cess sequence of a black<br />

soldier fly feeding, the feed is <strong>pro</strong>cessed<br />

into a mush and filled into boxes. Young<br />

larvae are placed on top, which then<br />

eat the food. Here it is important that<br />

by-<strong>pro</strong>ducts such as different types<br />

of vegetables and fruits are chopped<br />

down to below 3 millime- tres in size,<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessed and mixed.<br />

High dry matter content and<br />

still flowable<br />

The substrate should have a high<br />

dry matter content and still remain<br />

flowable so that it can be dosed out<br />

precisely and quickly and the soldier<br />

flies can eat it well. However, if the<br />

liquid content is too high, the young<br />

larvae may drown in the substrate.<br />

Dry material is added to the<br />

liquid mass<br />

The newly developed Dry.Sec dosing<br />

station precisely refeeds dry organic<br />

material. The novelty is that in this<br />

Losses of young larvae reduced<br />

The advantages of this solution are<br />

obvious: If a higher dry substance<br />

is required in the feed, this can be<br />

achieved exactly to the gram thanks to<br />

the Dry.Sec. By adding a small amount<br />

of dry feed, any required dry matter<br />

content can be fed. Another advantage<br />

is that with a higher dry matter<br />

content of the feed, less moisture has<br />

to be evaporated in the final fattening<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess. This saves energy. The Dry.Sec<br />

thus leads to a safe fattening of the<br />

young larvae and a safe management,<br />

as it reduces the losses of young larvae<br />

enormously.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.insect.weda.de/en<br />

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Twin Screw Extruder ZSK<br />

Mv PLUS Ideal for Pet Food<br />

Processing<br />


The Coperion line of ZSK Mv high<br />

efficiency extruders have been upgraded<br />

to include options for easier clean design<br />

in order to meet the highest standards of<br />

hygiene, ideal for the <strong>pro</strong>cessing of both<br />

pet food and pet treats.The core feature of<br />

this redesign is the twin screw extruder’s<br />

open base frame, made of stainless steel<br />

and has only smooth surfaces, offering<br />

users numerous advantages . Its excellent<br />

accessability markedly reduces the<br />

downtime needed for cleaning.<br />

The use of Coperion high efficiency<br />

Mega Volume PLUS extruders ensures<br />

maximum material loading combined with<br />

a completely modular barrel and screw<br />

design for increased versatility. These<br />

engineered features ensure the maximum<br />

Coperion ZSK54Mv<br />

allowable free volume and throughput<br />

with highest machine efficiencies.<br />

The complete extrusion system for both<br />

pet treats and kibble can be <strong>pro</strong>vided with<br />

integrated controls and equipped with<br />

Coperion K-Tron‘s line of both ingredient<br />

and liquid feeders to ensure optimal<br />

accuracy and extruder performance .<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.coperion.com<br />

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Dry Petfood Processing<br />

Complete <strong>pro</strong>cessing lines for extruded pet food<br />

Photos: GEA<br />

Petfood as never before<br />

Many years of experience in the food<br />

sector, customer-tailored development<br />

and a constant focus on innovation<br />

makes it possible to create a new<br />

generation of pet food.<br />

Experience in the food industryOn a<br />

market where customers increasingly<br />

demand <strong>pro</strong>ducts as similar as possible<br />

to ones for humans from a nutritional<br />

and <strong>pro</strong>duction quality point of view<br />

and for the variety of formats, our many<br />

years of experience in developing food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing technologies allow us to<br />

offer futuristic solutions able to set new<br />

standards on the market.<br />

Our experience in the food industry and<br />

the humanization trend in pet food,<br />

as well as the legendary flexibility of<br />

our extrusion and drying <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

solutions, allow us to offer a pet food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct with a leader’s capacity and<br />

awareness.<br />

Tailor-made philosophy<br />

Our philosophy leads us to work<br />

alongside our customers, supporting<br />

them in creating and developing<br />

innovative <strong>pro</strong>ducts, helping them<br />

define the formulations, forms,<br />

consistencies, weights, flavors and<br />

colors that best satisfy the demands of<br />

the final consumer. We share their goal<br />

of obtaining an innovative and highquality<br />

industrial <strong>pro</strong>duction based on<br />

collaboration that starts with research<br />

and is embodied in the <strong>pro</strong>vision of the<br />

most advanced <strong>pro</strong>cessing technologies.<br />

R&D and pilot plant<br />

We feed our success through constant<br />

and thoroughly organized Research &<br />

Development activities performed by a<br />

team of 30 people that includes <strong>pro</strong>cess<br />

technicians, analysts and mechanics.<br />

They have at their disposal 2000 sq. m<br />

of facilities equipped with a completely<br />

new pilot plant capable of developing<br />

new <strong>pro</strong>ducts in all respects and a<br />

laboratory equipped with all types of<br />

instruments for chemical, chemicalphysical<br />

and rheological analysis and<br />

nutritional/organoleptic testing.<br />

Dry Petfood Applications<br />

The possibility of creating any format<br />

to meet the needs of pets of any size,<br />

whether complete meals or snacks.<br />

Pillows<br />

These are intended as snacks whose main<br />

purpose is to be tasty and reward the<br />

pet for positive behavior. Through our<br />

extrusion technology, we can combine<br />

grains with a flavorful and nutritious<br />

filling according to requirements.<br />

Kibbles<br />

Thanks to a detailed study of the<br />

formulations and formats that both<br />

satisfy energy and nutritional needs<br />

and whet the pet’s imagination, kibble<br />

is considered the basic food in pet diets.<br />

The ingredients and format can vary<br />

according to the animal’s size, age and<br />

state of health.<br />

Dental sticks<br />

Designed and developed specifically for<br />

use in cleaning dogs’ teeth. Their unique<br />

star shape gets into hard-to-reach areas<br />

to clean teeth, <strong>pro</strong>tecting the animal’s<br />

health while also <strong>pro</strong>viding it with the<br />

nutrients it needs.<br />

Dry Pet food Processing<br />

The technologies and <strong>pro</strong>cesses<br />

developed for the manufacture of<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts for human consumption are<br />

now being applied to the world of pet<br />

food.<br />

Ingredient Preparation<br />

The solid raw material composed primarily<br />

of grain flours, meat flours and nutritional<br />

ingredients, is mixed and perfectly dosed<br />

in the optimal recipe to meet the quality<br />

needs of any type of <strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

Cooking Extrusion<br />

Our cooking-extruders are the result<br />

of our experience in human food and<br />

combine the gentle of cooking in the<br />

steaming tank with the power and<br />

sanitization of heat extrusion to obtain a<br />

highly digestible and nutritious <strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

Product Processing<br />

Thanks to our technological experience<br />

and know-how, we can offer solutions for<br />

any type of format, recipe or <strong>pro</strong>duct, from<br />

kibble to various kinds of treats. From<br />

the cooking technology and integration<br />

of ingredients to cutting, transport and<br />

drying to cooling and packaging, we can<br />

transfer all our experience to bring your<br />

<strong>pro</strong>jects to fruition.<br />

Raw Meat Cooked Meat Kibble<br />

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Drying and Cooling<br />

We examine every aspect to ensure<br />

the final <strong>pro</strong>duct has the desired<br />

characteristics. Our dryers are designed<br />

to reach very high temperatures while<br />

allowing multiple format changes with<br />

insignificant or even zero contamination<br />

between <strong>pro</strong>ducts. Our coolers are<br />

developed to gently moderate <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

temperature for uniform cooling without<br />

impacting the flavor, aroma and quality of<br />

the food.<br />

Kibbles <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

Any kind of shapes for pets basic diet.<br />

A High-Quality <strong>pro</strong>duct from any<br />

raw material<br />

Thanks to our ability to customize<br />

the extruder’s modular screw<br />

configuration along with our<br />

technicians’ experience, we can adapt<br />

the line characteristics based on<br />

the raw materials selected and thus<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vide a high quality <strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

through experience and technological<br />

knowledge.<br />

Our lines can boast:<br />

• fixed-pitch rollers to ensure constant<br />

size;<br />

• very high-speed machinery to<br />

guarantee high performance and<br />

capacity;<br />

• specially designed dedicated pumps<br />

for continuous and precise dosing of<br />

fillings.<br />

Dental sticks <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

Technologies and <strong>pro</strong>cesses developed<br />

for the well-being of pets.<br />

Perfection right from the extrusion<br />

phase<br />

Perfect flow management at the cylinder<br />

head, based on our experience and<br />

technology developed for long pasta<br />

lines, means we can distribute the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct rows in the cutter in an orderly<br />

manner, thus im<strong>pro</strong>ving cutting and final<br />

quality.<br />

A solution for any format<br />

Our dies are designed, engineered<br />

and built in house so we can <strong>pro</strong>vide a<br />

solution to any customer requirement<br />

in terms of <strong>pro</strong>duct shape.<br />

Durability and ease of maintenance<br />

Our in-depth knowledge of the<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses (use of multi-blade cutters)<br />

and use of top-quality construction<br />

materials (dies made of high tensile<br />

steel) allow us to guarantee a long<br />

life and operability of the <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

lines.<br />

Pillows Processing<br />

An explosion of flavors for a snack<br />

created for humans and perfected for<br />

pets.<br />

Our tradition applied to Pet Food<br />

Thanks to years of experience<br />

in developing and perfecting<br />

technologies for the <strong>pro</strong>duction of<br />

snacks for human consumption, we<br />

now have high-quality and reliable<br />

snack <strong>pro</strong>duction lines dedicated to<br />

pets.<br />

Precision and high performance<br />

The ability to guarantee the<br />

repeatability of a high-precision<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duct in large quantities is a path<br />

and an objective that we have reached<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 />

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Cutting precision and uniformity<br />

Our cutter was specially designed and<br />

developed for dental stick lines to ensure<br />

maximum weight and length consistency<br />

in the single pieces, thus guaranteeing<br />

extreme consistency of the <strong>pro</strong>duct that<br />

will then be packaged.<br />

The cooling phase<br />

Developed and specially designed for<br />

dental sticks, the cooler gently lowers the<br />

temperature of the <strong>pro</strong>duct, bringing it as<br />

close as possible to room temperature and<br />

thus avoiding unpleasant condensates<br />

and deterioration of the finished <strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

Ingredient preparation<br />

We develop the best technologies to<br />

enhance ingredients and satisfy any<br />

requirement for the finished <strong>pro</strong>duct.<br />

Grain handling<br />

Thanks to our experience and technology<br />

developed in the milling world, our flour<br />

plants allow optimal high-precision care<br />

and management of raw materials.<br />

From automated systems for mixing the<br />

raw material, to cleaning and selection<br />

machinery, to precise dosing devices for<br />

recipes, every step is studied and designed<br />

to <strong>pro</strong>duce <strong>pro</strong>ducts of the desired quality.<br />

Through extreme consistency in dosing<br />

grain size (even starting from different<br />

raw materials) and constant micrometric<br />

control after the mixing stage, our lines<br />

create a very homogeneous <strong>pro</strong>duct right<br />

from the extrusion phase.<br />

Raw Materials Handling System<br />

Installed on a multipurpose line for<br />

extruded dry pet foods.<br />

Meat slurry<br />

Synergy and collaboration between the<br />

technologies of GEA’s world allow us<br />

to use well-tested machines to prepare<br />

meat-based ingredients that are then<br />

paired with extrusion technologies.<br />

The reference machine in the industry<br />

is the GEA CutMaster: it cuts, mixes and<br />

emulsifies all different kinds of meat<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts from coarse to very fine. All<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses take place within the same<br />

machine and are, therefore, independent<br />

from peripheral equipment. The slurry<br />

that result from the GEA CutMaster could<br />

be injected in the cooking extruder<br />

trough a meat slurry pump: This pump is<br />

equipped with specially shaped lobes to<br />

avoid surging and is fully washable and<br />

inspectable to guarantee the highest<br />

hygiene standard.<br />

Extrusion technology<br />

The heart of our manufacturing <strong>pro</strong>cess:<br />

flexibility, speed and solidity, serving any<br />

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

Pioneers of extrusion technology: The<br />

cooking extruder<br />

Based on our extensive knowledge of<br />

technologies and <strong>pro</strong>cesses in the food<br />

world, our technicians have created<br />

extruders able to <strong>pro</strong>duce highly<br />

digestible and nutritious <strong>pro</strong>ducts.<br />

The steaming tank positioned before<br />

the extrusion <strong>pro</strong>cess precooks the<br />

ingredients, thus triggering starch<br />

gelatinization and <strong>pro</strong>tein denaturation<br />

to guarantee digestibility and avoid antinutritional<br />

factors.<br />

The combination of the gentle of steaming<br />

in the tank followed<br />

by heat treatment during the extrusion<br />

phase guarantees a<br />

sanitized <strong>pro</strong>duct with a high degree of<br />

gelatinization.<br />

Technical Characteristics<br />

• Steaming tank for ingredient<br />

precooking;<br />

• Double screw made of the highest<br />

quality materials for durability and<br />

strength;<br />

• Automation system for constant and<br />

customized control of all values and<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cesses;<br />

• Solid and quality construction<br />

means the system can run for a<br />

long time with no need for frequent<br />

maintenance;<br />

• Can be equipped with one or two<br />

interchangeable heads.<br />

Cooking Extruders The TT series<br />

The TT cooking extruder continuously<br />

and automatically gelatinizes flours and<br />

starches.<br />

After dosing the raw materials, the mixing<br />

phase begins, which can be adjusted<br />

according to <strong>pro</strong>duct needs. Then comes<br />

extrusion.<br />

The TT extruder is a modular machine<br />

with segmented barrels available with<br />

different heating and cooling systems.<br />

They can be equipped with a feeding port,<br />

steam/liquid injection port or venting<br />

port (atmospheric and under vacuum<br />

according to specific needs).<br />

Technical characteristics<br />

The co-rotating, fully intermeshing<br />

screws assembly is composed of sectional<br />

modules with the following functions:<br />

forward and backward transport, mixing,<br />

feeding of additives, injection of liquids,<br />

de-gassing, cooking and forming.<br />

The screw <strong>pro</strong>file ensures high<br />

mechanical working capacity and high<br />

torque transmission. The driving system is<br />

composed of an AC variable speed drive,<br />

a safety clutch and a double cascade<br />

gearbox for correct reduction. The thrust<br />

bearing system integrating the gear box<br />

and with a forced lubrication circuit is<br />

composed of a large thrust bearing on<br />

one shaft and a multiple thrust bearing<br />

series on the other shaft, for a compact<br />

and robust construction.<br />

The extruder can be equipped with a<br />

head unit with independent temperature<br />

control, <strong>pro</strong>duct pressure device and<br />

interchangeable dies with a series of<br />

different cutting units selected based<br />

on the different <strong>pro</strong>duction needs of the<br />

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

Control system<br />

The typical control system of the TT<br />

extruder features a supervising unit<br />

monitoring all extruder functions from<br />

dosing to the cutting unit, allowing easy<br />

recipe management and displaying<br />

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all <strong>pro</strong>cess variables, such as raw<br />

materials flows, extrusion torque,<br />

specific mechanical energy value,<br />

barrel temperatures and die<br />

pressure. The supervising system<br />

stores the values and allows data<br />

export and management with the<br />

most commonly used spreadsheet<br />

software.<br />

Storage and handling<br />

Good quality raw materials and<br />

finished <strong>pro</strong>ducts need to be<br />

<strong>pro</strong>tected and stored with utmost<br />

care and efficiency<br />

Complete systems for Raw Material<br />

and Finished Product care<br />

We offer complete systems or single<br />

machines to transport, dose, clean,<br />

rework and store raw materials, pet<br />

food and small items. Advanced<br />

technology applied to design and<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction makes it possible to finetune<br />

a sophisticated <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

chain which results in higher quality<br />

standards.<br />

This leads to an extremely reliable plant<br />

with consistent, high performance. The<br />

design and engineering of the systems were<br />

developed by highly qualified <strong>pro</strong>fessionals<br />

using the most advanced technologies. The<br />

solution and final layout are designed in<br />

cooperation with the customer to optimise<br />

existing resources, equipment and facilities.<br />

Recipe control and optimization<br />

Thanks to our PLC equipped plants, the<br />

entire <strong>pro</strong>cess can be managed from a<br />

single control point. The recipe for every<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction line can be <strong>pro</strong>grammed, the<br />

filling level in the silos monitored, every<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction batch tracked and every<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction chain fine-tuned. In addition<br />

to complete automated control of the<br />

equipment, the automation tools <strong>pro</strong>vide<br />

the client with critical information to reduce<br />

waste and downtime, thereby optimizing<br />

resources.<br />

Start to finish solutions for pet<br />

food from GEA<br />

GEA has developed a comprehensive<br />

range of technologies, equipment and<br />

know-how to configure and install<br />

solutions for pet food manufacturing<br />

plants.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

Photos: GEA<br />

For more information<br />

www.gea.com<br />

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+ Very gentle <strong>pro</strong>duct handling for maximum quality<br />

+ Hygienic design: open base frame, stainless steel<br />

+ Less downtimes due to fast, efficient cleaning<br />

+ Optimal accessibility<br />

+ Screw speed up to 1800 rpm<br />

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 4 <strong>2022</strong> at www.coperion.com/<strong>petfood</strong>-extruders<br />



Spotlight on Sorting: Why the<br />

PetFood Industry Needs to Think<br />

About Sustainability<br />

When businesses behave with sustainability, it’s not only society that benefits – this can also help bring in new<br />

business. Stefaan Kennis, Director of Strategy, Market Intelligence and Sustainability at TOMRA Food, explains<br />

why - and how technologies can make this easy.<br />

Farmers, growers, food <strong>pro</strong>cessors, packers<br />

and retailers might not think sustainability<br />

has anything to do with them. That it<br />

matters only to large corporations, or that<br />

it’s merely a fashionable buzzword. But<br />

dismissing sustainability as irrelevant can<br />

be a costly mistake.<br />

Far from being a fad, sustainability is here<br />

to stay and increasing in importance,<br />

especially in industries which sell to<br />

consumers. Because consumers are<br />

increasingly concerned about topics such<br />

as sustainability, the environment, and fair<br />

treatment for workers, they expect food<br />

brands to handle these issues responsibly<br />

and ethically - and brands expect the<br />

same of their suppliers.<br />

This might sound like an unwelcome<br />

burden to some businesses, but with<br />

responsibility comes rewards. Consumerfacing<br />

businesses can win customer loyalty<br />

and market share by taking corporate<br />

sustainability seriously. And the food<br />

industry can compete more effectively<br />

for contracts from those consumerfacing<br />

businesses by understanding how<br />

their own behaviors can also incorporate<br />

sustainability.<br />

So let’s see how, in addition to benefiting<br />

society, sustainability can be good for<br />

commerce. How it can be integrated into<br />

the food industry, and what business<br />

activities it can be applied to.<br />

Customers expect it<br />

More and more of today’s consumers<br />

think twice before making a purchase,<br />

asking themselves if what they are about<br />

to buy was <strong>pro</strong>duced with a responsible<br />

ap<strong>pro</strong>ach to the environment and<br />

sustainability. Attitudes vary across<br />

nations, generations and industries, but<br />

as a brief overview, sustainability is rated<br />

as an important purchase criterion by 60%<br />

of consumers. This was one of the findings<br />

of the Global Sustainability Study 2021<br />

(conducted by global strategy and pricing<br />

consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners),<br />

which also found that more than a third<br />

of consumers globally are willing to pay<br />

more for sustainability and in recent<br />

years 85% have become "greener" in their<br />

purchasing.<br />

This study, like others before it, identified<br />

that consumers below the age of 40 are<br />

more mindful of such issues than those<br />

who are older. The younger consumers<br />

are, the greater their awareness of how<br />

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purchasing decisions impact the world,<br />

and the more likely they are to buy<br />

from brands whose social causes they<br />

believe in. This is important now, and<br />

will be even more important in the<br />

near future: year by year, the younger<br />

generations (known by marketeers as<br />

Millennials and Gen Z) will represent<br />

an ever-greater share of the consumer<br />

demographic.<br />

It’s not only public opinion or the<br />

dangers of climate change that <strong>pro</strong>pel<br />

sustainability up business agendas.<br />

Another significant factor is social<br />

media. Because online platforms give<br />

angry people the power to shout<br />

loudly and widely, commercial success<br />

today depends not only on winning<br />

consumers’ hearts and minds, but also<br />

on not disappointing or offending<br />

them. Any company that conspicuously<br />

fails to respect sustainability issues - by<br />

being careless about the environment,<br />

perhaps, or by being wasteful of finite<br />

resources - can quickly fall out of favor<br />

with the buyers it depends on.<br />

Making it easier for the food<br />

industry<br />

The good news is that it’s easy for<br />

the food and agro-industry to take<br />

sustainability seriously. This is made<br />

possible by the technologies offered<br />

by TOMRA Food, the world’s leading<br />

manufacturer of sensor-based sorting<br />

solutions and integrated post-harvest<br />

solutions for the food industry.<br />

Because TOMRA’s sorters can detect<br />

and eject unwanted materials from<br />

manufacturing and <strong>pro</strong>cessing lines<br />

according to their color, shape, size,<br />

structure, and even their biological<br />

characteristics, they are famous for<br />

setting high standards in food safety<br />

and <strong>pro</strong>duct quality. Less well-known,<br />

however, is the fact that TOMRA’s<br />

solutions also help achieve ecoefficiency.<br />

What’s more, TOMRA’s<br />

solution platforms can be tailored to<br />

almost every kind of food: potatoes,<br />

vegetables, fresh and <strong>pro</strong>cessed<br />

fruits, berries, dried fruit, nuts, seeds<br />

and grains, <strong>pro</strong>teins, pet food and<br />

confectionery.<br />

Reducing food loss and waste is critical<br />

to reduce <strong>pro</strong>duction costs and increase<br />

the efficiency of the food system,<br />

im<strong>pro</strong>ve food security and nutrition,<br />

Photos: TOMRA<br />

and contribute to environmental<br />

sustainability. Food loss occurs along<br />

the food supply chain starting from<br />

post-harvest losses on the farm up to<br />

but not including the retail stage. Food<br />

waste refers to food that is discarded<br />

at the level of retailers, food service<br />

<strong>pro</strong>viders and consumers.<br />

It is by reducing food loss that today’s<br />

sorting and grading solutions also<br />

enhance yields and <strong>pro</strong>fits. The<br />

United Nations Food and Agriculture<br />

Organization (FAO) warns that by 2050<br />

global food demand will increase by<br />

about 50%, yet only 20% more land can<br />

be brought into <strong>pro</strong>ductive use. This<br />

means existing resources must be used<br />

much more effectively. Sustainability<br />

and survival are inextricably linked.<br />

TOMRA Bones & Meat Sorting<br />

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Again, answers can be found in<br />

technology. A recent European<br />

Parliament report - ‘Technology options<br />

for feeding 10 billion people’ - pointed<br />

out that sustainability can be im<strong>pro</strong>ved<br />

in many ways by automating food<br />

manufacturing and <strong>pro</strong>cessing lines.<br />

The benefits of automation, the report<br />

observed, include “optimizing <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

quality” and “reducing quality losses and<br />

defects.”<br />

This is certainly true in TOMRA’s<br />

experience. TOMRA’s sorters and<br />

graders are designed and developed<br />

(and fine-tuned on site) to remove<br />

unwanted materials and imperfect<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts without throwing away good<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts. TOMRA’s solutions achieve<br />

an exceptionally low good-in-bad<br />

reject ratio - and if some good <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

is ejected from the line, it can often be<br />

recovered by running it through a sorter<br />

for a second time, or recuperated for sale<br />

at a lower grade. As a result, TOMRA’s<br />

sorting and grading solutions increase<br />

the yield of <strong>pro</strong>duce, put a big tick in<br />

the box labeled ‘sustainability’, and give<br />

users a competitive advantage.<br />

Further im<strong>pro</strong>vement is<br />

possible<br />

Future reductions in food losses will<br />

be better still, not least because we are<br />

entering the era of digitalization.<br />

A good example is how all<br />

TOMRA’s sorting platforms are<br />

connectable to the TOMRA<br />

Insight data platform, which<br />

gathers data in near real-time<br />

and stores this securely in the<br />

cloud. Live data can be reacted<br />

to immediately (and remotely) to<br />

optimize machine settings; historical<br />

About TOMRA Food<br />

TOMRA Food designs and manufactures<br />

sensor-based sorting machines and<br />

integrated post-harvest solutions for the<br />

food industry. We innovate the world’s<br />

most advanced analytical technology and<br />

apply it to grading, sorting, and peeling.<br />

Over 12,800 units are installed at food<br />

growers, packers, and <strong>pro</strong>cessors<br />

worldwide for confectionery, fruit, dried<br />

fruit, grains and seeds, potato <strong>pro</strong>ducts,<br />

<strong>pro</strong>teins, nuts, and vegetables.<br />

The company’s mission is to enable<br />

its customers to im<strong>pro</strong>ve returns, gain<br />

operational efficiencies, and ensure a<br />

safe food supply via innovative, useable<br />

technologies. To achieve this, TOMRA Food<br />

operates centers of excellence, regional<br />

offices, and manufacturing locations<br />

within the United States, Europe, South<br />

America, Asia, Africa and Australasia.<br />

TOMRA Food is a member of the TOMRA<br />

Group that was founded on an innovation<br />

in 1972 that began with the design,<br />

manufacturing and sale of reverse<br />

vending machines (RVMs) for automated<br />

collection of used beverage containers.<br />

Today TOMRA <strong>pro</strong>vides technologyled<br />

solutions that enable the circular<br />

economy with advanced collection and<br />

sorting systems that optimize resource<br />

recovery and minimize waste in the food,<br />

recycling and, mining industries and is<br />

committed to building a more sustainable<br />

future.<br />

TOMRA has ~100,000 installations in<br />

over 80 markets worldwide and had total<br />

revenues of ~10.9 billion NOK in 2021.<br />

The Group employs ~4,600 globally and is<br />

publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange<br />

(OSE: TOM).<br />

data can be <strong>pro</strong>cessed into actionable<br />

information to unlock im<strong>pro</strong>vements<br />

in machine performance. Such data<br />

analysis will become increasingly<br />

valuable as we move into a digitized<br />

future, transforming sorting and grading<br />

from an operational <strong>pro</strong>cess into a<br />

strategic management tool.<br />

And making the effort to adopt<br />

sustainable business practices is not<br />

so different from investing in TOMRA<br />

solutions: as well as being good for the<br />

planet, it helps <strong>pro</strong>tect that most valuable<br />

of business assets, brand reputation.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.tomra.com<br />

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Steam and Cooling Tunnel for<br />

Wet Pet Food Processing<br />


Evaporative Cooler<br />

Cooling of the <strong>pro</strong>duct takes place by<br />

ultrafast evaporate air cooling, which will<br />

remove the surface water at the same<br />

time, thus simplifying the following filling<br />

by reducing the <strong>pro</strong>duct sticking together.<br />

The Evaporative cooling sequence by air<br />

will reduce the effluent to the environment.<br />

Dana Rotor Cutter<br />

New designed rotary cutter equipped with<br />

Servo-Drive Motor enabling operation<br />

with variable cut (length dimension)<br />

every single cut.<br />

To prevent sticking of <strong>pro</strong>duct rope at the<br />

transfer between cooling belt and Rotary<br />

cutter, the machine is equipped with a<br />

number of rotating square rods placed<br />

into a plastic transfer section.<br />


• Micro<strong>pro</strong>cessor controlled variable<br />

length dimension during operation<br />

• Standard from 500 kg/h to 2.000 kg/h<br />

- or customized<br />

• Easy to clean<br />

• Built-in infeed transfer section<br />

Extruder – Duplex Extruder<br />

DANA extruder is designed to <strong>pro</strong>cess a<br />

wide range of meat recipes into different<br />

sizes/weights of "chunk". The extruders<br />

will transfer the emulsified meat into<br />

endless string/rope according to pre-set<br />

dimension of exchangeable matrix.<br />

Standard widths in 400 mm 500 and 750<br />

mm to cover standard cooking belts as<br />

well as customized units. Exchangeable<br />

matrix with possibility of different<br />

dimensions e.g. 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm and<br />

larger in square or round shape.<br />

Duplex extruder installation makes it<br />

possible for two different <strong>pro</strong>ducts/colors<br />

to be <strong>pro</strong>cessed at the same time for<br />

automatic mixing before filling.<br />

Extruder Advantages:<br />

• Fast and easy exchange of matrix<br />

• No waste/<strong>pro</strong>duct drip on cooking<br />

belt due to extruder pull back system<br />

• Easy assembly and cleaning<br />

• Robust construction, secure<br />

operation, resistance against bonesplitters<br />

DANA Steam Tunnel<br />

The extruded endless string/rope <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

enter the steam tunnel on a Teflon<br />

conveyor belt. There, the <strong>pro</strong>duct is<br />

cooked with steam obtaining an excellent<br />

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

Photos: Dana Technology<br />

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Steam Tunnel Charactersitics<br />

Due to the use of the NON-STICKING<br />

Teflon belt material, the extruded endless<br />

strings/ropes of <strong>pro</strong>duct in different<br />

diameters can be made of very juicy raw<br />

material with no risk of burning/sticking<br />

to the belt.<br />

To ensure a straight run of Teflon Belt, the<br />

machine is equipped with electronic line<br />

control, eliminating belt crashes.<br />

Steady Temperature by steam injection<br />

in tunnel through distribution pipe all<br />

along the tunnel via central electronic<br />

controlled steam valve with necessary<br />

condensate removal valve.<br />

Temperature measuring inside the stainless<br />

steel steam tunnel by a PT 100 sensor<br />

placed strategically.<br />

Advantage & Benefits<br />

Different sizes and capacities:<br />

• Standard: 500 up to 4.000 kg/hr.<br />

• Possible to customize<br />

• Teflon Belting in Steam Tunnel<br />

• Automatic cover lifting system<br />

• Build in CIP system<br />

• Control cooking time and<br />

temperature – fully adjustable<br />

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DANA-Technology is a technologically<br />

innovative company focusing<br />

on developing machinery and<br />

equipment within FOOD AND PET<br />

FOOD INDUSTRY. Specialized in<br />

the development of innovative<br />

technologies by offering standard and<br />

customized machinery and equipment.<br />

Our goal is to contribute to your<br />

business’s continued success, if<br />

you are small, medium or large, we<br />

will make your business valuable.<br />

DANA is the perfect partner for the design,<br />

engineering, supply, and construc- tion<br />

of your pet food <strong>pro</strong>cess line and offers<br />

upgrades for existing facilities and<br />

solutions to help increase <strong>pro</strong>ductivity<br />

and efficiency, which are handled either<br />

in cooperation with regional suppliers<br />

or contractors as turnkey solutions.<br />

The company’s experienced <strong>pro</strong>ject<br />

managers, <strong>pro</strong>cess engineers, and experts<br />

from specialized functions ensure<br />

that the performance will come up to your<br />

expectations.<br />

We believe in personal relations and know<br />

that our team of skilled <strong>pro</strong>fessionals is the<br />

key to success and trust when cooperating<br />

with you as a customer.<br />

When you place an order with us, you<br />

become a part of a dedicated company<br />

that will strive to make your <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

and business successful.<br />

For more information<br />

www.dana-technology.com<br />

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25 Years of Partnership<br />

Between SSB and Payper<br />

Together we develop packaging solutions for your industry.<br />

Sales advice, technical service, spare parts, commissioning,<br />

training, preventive maintenance and machine upgrades.<br />

Our common goal is to achieve optimum customer<br />

satisfaction with the solutions we offer.<br />

Complete solutions<br />

Complete solutions from dosing to packed pallet. We focus<br />

our experience, technology and know-how to find the right<br />

solution for you. We serve the following industries:<br />

The bagging and palletizing specialists SSB Wägetechnik<br />

GmbH and the Spanish partner Payper have been<br />

cooperating for 25 years.<br />

• Building<br />

• petrochemical industry<br />

• human food<br />

• pet food, animal feed<br />

• mining<br />

• chemical industry<br />

• industrial <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

• fertilizer industry<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

Projects are closely managed by SSB and Payper together<br />

to ensure that the customer receives targeted and<br />

personalized support.<br />

For more information<br />

www.ssb-waagen.de/en/25-years-partnersghip/<br />

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FFS Pouch Packaging Machines<br />

Large <strong>pro</strong>duction, or just-in-time <strong>pro</strong>duction runs ...<br />

SN Maschinenbau GmbH is a leading<br />

global manufacturer of horizontal<br />

pouch packaging machines. From<br />

over half a century of experience,<br />

SN develops technology at the very<br />

highest level. Whenever it comes<br />

to economical pouch packaging,<br />

SN is the right place. At the<br />

location in Wipperfürth, Germany,<br />

SN currently employs about 300<br />

people on an operating area of over<br />

7,500 m². Their machines are used<br />

worldwide by almost all well-known<br />

manufacturers.<br />

SN pouch packaging machines<br />

are used in almost every industry,<br />

including <strong>petfood</strong>. The company<br />

offers highly innovative technology<br />

for almost all filling materials, bag<br />

shapes and output quantities. From<br />

low output rates in the start segment<br />

to several hundred pouches per minute<br />

in the top segment, SN offers many<br />

different machine models. Whether<br />

food, beverage, pet food, seed,<br />

household, cosmetic or pharmaceutical<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts, SN Maschinenbau always<br />

delivers the right solution. A flexibility<br />

in terms of machine design, from roll<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducing pouches (FFS) to <strong>pro</strong>cessing<br />

pre-made pouches (FS) to pouch<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duction without filling (PM), pays<br />

All dimensions in mm<br />

off. The machines are particularly<br />

characterized by a long service life and<br />

maximum machine availability, thus<br />

ensuring a fast return on investment.<br />

The company’s specialists and<br />

engineers are constantly developing<br />

the machines further, thus ensuring<br />

a constantly high level of innovation.<br />

This is why even today new packaging<br />

materials, such as mono-materials, can<br />

be <strong>pro</strong>cessed on SN pouch packaging<br />

machines without any loss of speed<br />

or quality. Furthermore, set-up times<br />

Photos: SN Maschinenbau<br />

Rotary Form, Fill and Seal Machine FME 50<br />

are constantly being shortened and<br />

set-up <strong>pro</strong>cesses further automated.<br />

This makes format changeovers<br />

easier, faster and more re<strong>pro</strong>ducible.<br />

SN pouch packaging machines can<br />

be easily integrated into <strong>pro</strong>duction<br />

lines and their <strong>pro</strong>duction data<br />

visualized. By remote maintenance<br />

and fast service, also in maintenance<br />

and emergency situations, customers<br />

are helped quickly, effectively and<br />

solution-oriented.<br />

In addition, at SN Maschinenbau, we<br />

have an ultra-clean pouch packaging<br />

machine that adheres to international<br />

hygiene standards, and allows the<br />

pouch-filling of dairy <strong>pro</strong>ducts that<br />

can have a shelf life of more than<br />

60 days. SN Maschinenbau’s FFS<br />

machines are computer controlled and<br />

allow for rapid switchover from one<br />

packaging specification to a different<br />

packaging specification.<br />

FME 50 (Rotary Form-, Fill- and<br />

Seal Machine)<br />

The FME 50 is an intermittent operating<br />

rotary machine to manufacture various<br />

types of pouches: 3-sides or 4-sides<br />

sealed pouches, stand-up pouches<br />

and bottom fold type pouches.<br />

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Flexible applications<br />

• Interface for multihead scale<br />

or auger doserSingle sealing<br />

frames with quick and simple<br />

format changeoverFolding wedge<br />

adjustment for bottom fold width<br />

(manual execution)<br />

• Exemption of the sealing tools<br />

during machine stops<br />

• Format changeover in less than<br />

15 minutes<br />

• Central gripper adjustment for<br />

pouch width (manual execution)<br />

• Quick commissioning – plug &<br />

play<br />

• Simple machine operating - short<br />

training<br />

• Compact machine measures -<br />

less <strong>pro</strong>duction space required<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.sn-maschinenbau.de<br />

Flexible Packaging Solutions<br />

for Petfood: The Transition to<br />

Environmental Sustainability<br />

Velvet Packaging & Equipment<br />

Solutions is an Italian specialist with<br />

25 years of experience in flexible<br />

packaging for <strong>petfood</strong>. The company<br />

is based in northern Italy and supplies<br />

the global industry.<br />

As a global distributor of flexible<br />

packaging, Velvet helps food <strong>pro</strong>ducers<br />

overcome territorial borders while<br />

supplying strategic <strong>pro</strong>ducts and<br />

supports them in the transition to<br />

more sustainable solutions. The<br />

most sustainable solution is always<br />

recommended. Eco-friendly solutions<br />

reduce the carbon footprint and are<br />

better for the environment. They also<br />

deliver a positive image to customers,<br />

which im<strong>pro</strong>ve brand image.<br />

Flat Bottom Bags<br />

Flat bottom bags offer a perfect shelf<br />

presence, retort pouches for <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

to be sterilized, doypacks and other<br />

types of bags with different options<br />

and finishes. This is a very innovative<br />

type of stand up pouch. Thanks to its<br />

distinctive flat bottom gusset, this bag<br />

stands effectively in vertical position<br />

even with light filling inside, becoming<br />

more noticeable when placed on a<br />

shelf.<br />

Photos: Velvet<br />

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Products include pre-made bags<br />

for automatic filling, rollstock for<br />

automated packaging machines and<br />

packaging and food <strong>pro</strong>cessing plant<br />

options.<br />

• The bottom and side gussets<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vide even more space for<br />

branding<br />

• Available in both standard and<br />

sustainable materials<br />

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• Flexo and rotogravure printing<br />

• Matt or gloss lamination<br />

• Available optional: zipper to<br />

guarantee freshness of the <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

after opening<br />

Folded Bottom Bags<br />

Side gusseted bags and four corner seal<br />

bags, with uninterrupted front and back<br />

graphics guaranteed by the absence of<br />

a back seal. Available in both standard<br />

and sustainable materials.<br />

• Flexo and rotogravure printing<br />

• Matt or gloss lamination<br />

• Wide range of optionals such as<br />

zipper, transparent window and<br />

handle<br />

Retort Pouches<br />

Stand up pouches made of heat<br />

resistant plastics that make suitable<br />

for <strong>pro</strong>cessing at a temperature of 120°<br />

C (normally encountered in thermal<br />

sterilization of food).They are safer<br />

than aluminum cans, because they<br />

are easier to open and they prevent<br />

the risk of cuts. Empty retort pouches<br />

need less storage space and have lower<br />

materials and transportation costs.<br />

• They are self-stable, so they don’t<br />

require refrigeration.<br />

• Rotogravure printing<br />

• Matt or gloss lamination<br />

• Available optional: tear notch for<br />

an easier and faster opening<br />

Doypack<br />

Traditional stand-up pouches with a<br />

round bottom gusset that folds flat<br />

when empty. More functional than<br />

rigid packaging, they reduce the<br />

cost of materials, transportation and<br />

distribution.<br />

• Very versatile and durable<br />

• Available in both standard and<br />

sustainable materials<br />

• Flexo and rotogravure printing<br />

• Matt or gloss lamination<br />

• Wide range of optionals such as<br />

zipper, transparent window and<br />

handle<br />

Rollstock<br />

Both standard and customized<br />

rollstocks. High-performing custom<br />

barrier and non-barrier films that can<br />

meet any requirements for sealability,<br />

oxygen and moisture barriers and that<br />

can efficiently run on all different types<br />

of packing equipment.<br />

• Extensive range of widths and roll<br />

diameters<br />

• Available in both standard and<br />

sustainable materials<br />

• Flexo and rotogravure printing<br />

• Matt or gloss lamination<br />

Available optional: transparent window<br />

to see the <strong>pro</strong>duct stored inside the<br />

bag<br />

Sustainable materials<br />

Eco-friendly solutions deliver a positive<br />

image to customers and im<strong>pro</strong>ves your<br />

brand image.<br />

Sustainable materials that reduce the<br />

carbon footprint and are generally<br />

better for the environment.<br />

• 100% recyclable plastic film with<br />

barrier<br />

• Paper based <strong>pro</strong>ducts<br />

• Industrial and home compostable<br />

solutions<br />

• Biopolymer based <strong>pro</strong>ducts with<br />

or without paper<br />

Summary<br />

Velvet Packaging & Equipment<br />

Solutions is a food industry supplier<br />

who have specialized in finding and<br />

consulting in the transition to the<br />

most sustainable option possible<br />

in packaging requirements. The<br />

company has built up a global<br />

network of partners and supports<br />

the management of the entire value<br />

chain, including graphic <strong>pro</strong>cessing,<br />

printing, logistics and even custom<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cedures, leading to a stress-free<br />

decision-making <strong>pro</strong>cess.<br />

For more information<br />

www.velvetpack.com<br />

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Living Water -<br />

Creating the Right Flow<br />

interaction between our <strong>pro</strong>ducts and<br />

enables people to bring a fascinating<br />

piece of nature home with them.“<br />

OASE can present both easy-to-use<br />

entry-level solutions and fascinating<br />

aquariums for users with the highest<br />

demands on design and technology.<br />

Complete <strong>pro</strong>duct solutions are<br />

available for all levels, from aquariums<br />

and aquarium technology to care<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts and fish food, right through<br />

to the smart new OASE Control app.<br />

The innovative ORGANIX fish food<br />

from OASE is a natural, healthy basis<br />

for every day: ORGANIX basic food<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vides a large variety of species in<br />

the aquarium with everything that<br />

healthy fish need. The high-quality<br />

flakes and granules are ideal as staple<br />

food in community tanks and <strong>pro</strong>mote<br />

growth and vitality of the aquarium<br />

inhabitants.<br />

The OASE Group is one of the global<br />

leaders in creating extraordinary<br />

water scenes and treating water in<br />

both private and public settings.<br />

The company has its headquarters<br />

in Hörstel, Germany. It supplies<br />

garden water systems, aquariums,<br />

and fountain and water technology,<br />

offering the industry‘s largest <strong>pro</strong>duct<br />

portfolio for all types of water. Fish<br />

food in a wide range is also part of<br />

their <strong>pro</strong>gram.<br />

Visitors to Interzoo in May enjoyed the<br />

opportunity to experience innovative<br />

new <strong>pro</strong>ducts and existing solutions<br />

for living spaces styled with water in<br />

inspiring applications. This showcased<br />

the design and technology expertise<br />

of market leader OASE to make it<br />

tangible at <strong>pro</strong>duct and end-use level.<br />

“We create the right flow“ is the<br />

vision. Styling living spaces with water<br />

sustainably is one of OASE‘s primary<br />

goals. Following a comprehensive<br />

brand overhaul in autumn 2021, the<br />

OASE lifestyle has been translated<br />

into a physical brand experience.<br />

The global player from North Rhine-<br />

Westphalia offers a full range of<br />

aquarium solutions and services,<br />

including the biOrb range and<br />

numerous new <strong>pro</strong>ducts.<br />

CEO Thorsten Muck underlines<br />

the key milestones on the OASE<br />

roadmap:<br />

“We have consciously grown to<br />

become a full-service <strong>pro</strong>vider in<br />

the field of aquaristics. The intensive<br />

and consistent development work we<br />

have undertaken in recent years is<br />

paying off. It can be seen at all levels<br />

of the company: New technologies,<br />

innovative <strong>pro</strong>ducts and the<br />

brand‘s emotional impact make<br />

our considerable efforts in recent<br />

years clear to see. We are pursuing<br />

an integrated system concept that<br />

can be experienced in the smart<br />

DYNAMIX Flakes are soft and easily<br />

digested and are all that young fish<br />

need for a healthy development.<br />

They contain salmon oil for energy<br />

and vitality and are rich in essential<br />

omega-3 fatty acids. These increase<br />

the temperature tolerance of the fish,<br />

help to build up their bodies' defences<br />

and <strong>pro</strong>mote even growth. Even the<br />

mouths of small fish will find this<br />

food easy to eat. Of course, flakes<br />

also have the concentrated power of<br />

the DYNAMIX triple effect. It ensures<br />

that pond inhabitants have natural<br />

growth, a strong immune system and<br />

a balanced metabolism. This means<br />

the pond water remains clear.<br />

All pond fish enjoy the rich nutrient<br />

supply which includes important<br />

vitamins and minerals. These can be<br />

absorbed by the fish efficiently thanks<br />

to the addition of pepper. Of course,<br />

Sticks Vital also has the concentrated<br />

power of the DYNAMIX triple effect. It<br />

supports even growth, brilliant colors,<br />

a strong immune system and the<br />

vitality of the pond inhabitants.<br />

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Koi keeping is more than a hobby.<br />

Many say it's a way of life. Together<br />

with internationally renowned koi<br />

experts OASE have developed ideal<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducts to allow you to create the<br />

optimal environment for a dream koi<br />

pond. DYNAMIX Koi Pellets is the<br />

koi food with a superfood recipe:<br />

Spirulina, soybean meal and fermented<br />

red rice are the ingredients that make<br />

these pellets an excellent choice. Due<br />

to their fascinating patterns, dazzling<br />

colors and dynamic movements, koi<br />

are often used as a symbol of harmony.<br />

Therefore, a balanced diet is essential<br />

for achieving these effects. The koi<br />

pellets help larger koi over 20 cm in<br />

body length to grow elegantly shaped<br />

bodies and develop brilliant, intensely<br />

bright colors and patterns. A version<br />

for smaller fish is aso available.<br />

Other foods include Power Flakes, a<br />

natural power boost for all freshwater<br />

and saltwater fish that need lots of<br />

energy: Floating species such as<br />

discus or cockatoo dwarf cichlids<br />

get their energy kick from the gentle<br />

manufacturing <strong>pro</strong>cess of this food:<br />

Power Flakes contain plenty of<br />

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids as<br />

well as vitamins for active aquarium<br />

fish. Also an ideal food for when fish<br />

are acclimatizing to the aquarium.<br />

Snacks for fish include a healthy<br />

luxury containing Arctic shrimp: These<br />

treats have a perfect <strong>pro</strong>tein-to-fat<br />

ratio to keep your fish in excellent<br />

condition. The sticks swell at a very<br />

slow speed, preventing the aquarium<br />

water from becoming turbid. A delight<br />

for all aquarium inhabitants!<br />

Head of Marketing Matthias Oetting:<br />

“We want to satisfy the innately<br />

human search for unique experiences<br />

and moments in and with nature.<br />

We bring the fascination of real<br />

experiences into people‘s homes. The<br />

aim is to make the clever combination<br />

of smart technical solutions with<br />

innovative design and natural-looking<br />

installations take center stage.“<br />

For more information<br />

www.oase.com<br />

Photos: Oase<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

Issue 4 <strong>2022</strong><br />



Tradition meets Innovation<br />

German Pet Food Family business in the third generation<br />

and based on the latest scientific<br />

findings. We choose our suppliers with<br />

the utmost care. All ingredients are<br />

always carefully checked and tested<br />

by the supplier and tested.“<br />

The company MERA is a family<br />

business in the 3rd generation.<br />

Founded in 1949, they stand for<br />

quality pet food, and since 1997 also<br />

for the best dog and cat food.<br />

The focus is on people and their<br />

animals and everything is given, every<br />

day to make our common future<br />

colorful and worth living. In their<br />

recipes, MERA combines <strong>pro</strong>ven and<br />

traditional recipes with innovative,<br />

modern <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cesses - while<br />

always looking to on the future.<br />

Vision and mission<br />

MERA has set their vision to contribute<br />

to more successful relationships<br />

between humans, animals and the<br />

environment - full of happiness,<br />

liveliness and joy of life! The company<br />

not only develops species-ap<strong>pro</strong>priate<br />

and sustainable pet food - they<br />

want to be a partner in all matters<br />

concerning dogs and cats.<br />

Since the beginnings MERA stands for<br />

high quality pet food and since 1979<br />

also for best dog and cat food. This<br />

is developed through a great love for<br />

animals and a keen awareness of their<br />

own actions. As a family business, all<br />

planning and thinking is long-term.<br />

Therefore MERA pursues sustainable<br />

success - economically, ecologically<br />

and socially. In this way the jobs of<br />

the valued and committed employees<br />

are secure.<br />

Sustainability is part of the<br />

DNA<br />

The company has been committed to<br />

a sustainability-oriented philosophy<br />

with the highest quality for many<br />

years. Ecologically, economically and<br />

socially. That is why they are <strong>pro</strong>ud<br />

of their sustainability certification<br />

according to the ZNU standard as the<br />

first company in the pet food industry.<br />

Premium dog and cat food<br />

MERA <strong>pro</strong>duces more than 70,000<br />

tons of dog and cat food each<br />

year and exports to more than 40<br />

countries in Europe, Asia and and<br />

North America. This makes them<br />

one of the most successful premium<br />

manufacturers in the dog and cat<br />

food sector. Production is 100% food<br />

standard, scientifically based, pet food<br />

in cooperation with veterinarians and<br />

are certified according to IFS and BRC.<br />

All <strong>pro</strong>ducts are manufactured at the<br />

company headquarters in Kevelaer,<br />

Germany, in one of the most<br />

innovative <strong>pro</strong>duction facilities for<br />

animal pet food in Europe.<br />

“Since the company was founded in<br />

1949, we have been committed to<br />

the best dog and cat food with full<br />

conviction.“ In 2015, Felix Vos took<br />

over as managing director of the<br />

company in its third generation. “We<br />

<strong>pro</strong>duce 100% of our pet food in<br />

accordance with the food standards<br />

essential: The right food for<br />

every dog<br />

The long-established German brand<br />

for pet-friendly and tasty food without<br />

frills, the essential range is made of<br />

tried-and-tested traditional recipes<br />

with an excellent tolerability. With<br />

the <strong>pro</strong>tection complex, every single<br />

essential <strong>pro</strong>duct offers a package of<br />

active ingredients tailored precisely to<br />

the respective needs - the right food<br />

for every dog in every phase of life<br />

and with different needs.<br />

pure sensitive range<br />

For a carefree and long dog's life<br />

full of joy, pure sensitive is designed<br />

based on the LID principle (limited<br />

ingredient diet), which uses only a<br />

few but high-quality ingredients and<br />

only one <strong>pro</strong>tein and carbohydrate<br />

source, which leads to particularly<br />

good tolerability and reduces allergy<br />

potential. In addition, all <strong>pro</strong>ducts in<br />

the pure sensitive range include the<br />

MERA immune and cell <strong>pro</strong>tection,<br />

which supports the natural immune<br />

system, as well as <strong>pro</strong>tecting the cells<br />

from free radicals that are responsible<br />

for ageing. pure sensitive offers the<br />

right food for every phase of life –<br />

from puppies to senior dogs.<br />

Selected ingredients for happy<br />

cats<br />

Dr. Anika Thyrock is a biologist and<br />

respected MERA nutritional advisor.<br />

“Our passion is to give cats a<br />

completely happy and healthy life.<br />

Our nutritionally valuable ingredients<br />

are completely tailored to the natural<br />

nutritional requirements of our fourlegged<br />

friends. We deliberately avoid<br />

using sugar, colorants flavorings and<br />

conservatives as well as genetically<br />

modified ingredients and soya. Thanks<br />

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to a lot of fresh meat, which contains<br />

the taurine that is essential for cats,<br />

the nutritional benefits are excellent.<br />

An extra portion of vitamin C and E<br />

strengthens the immune system and<br />

<strong>pro</strong>motes vitality. The environment<br />

is also grateful because we use<br />

organically grown meat, have climate<br />

neutral <strong>pro</strong>duction <strong>pro</strong>cesses and pack<br />

our dry food in recyclable pouches.“<br />

Pet-friendly, tasty and<br />

sustainable food<br />

A cat's life is very exciting! A good<br />

cat food must therefore be able to<br />

do much more than just taste good<br />

and make your cat feel full. It's the<br />

content that is important. With the<br />

CATS brand, your cat benefits from<br />

a balanced diet, always optimally<br />

tailored to the special requirements<br />

at different phases of its life. And<br />

because our feline friends are true<br />

gourmets, CATS is available as wet and<br />

dry food in various popular flavors.<br />

Numerous tests carried out by the pet<br />

quality assurance team demonstrate<br />

its high level of acceptance. And best<br />

of all: You can buy CATS with a clear<br />

conscience because sustainability is as<br />

important to everyone.<br />

Nutritional concepts for cats<br />

with special needs<br />

The finest fit range has been developed<br />

by channeling years of experience, but<br />

above all with care and love. So you<br />

can be sure that your cat receives<br />

good comprehensive care. finest fit<br />

means individual recipes for every<br />

phase of life – from kittens to older<br />

cats, for intolerances or coat and skin<br />

<strong>pro</strong>blems.<br />

Your cat is unique. Their requirements<br />

in terms of pet-friendly nutrition are<br />

equally unique. They deserve the best<br />

care especially when health <strong>pro</strong>blems<br />

or special needs arise.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.mera-<strong>petfood</strong>.com<br />

Dr. Anika Thyrock Nutrition Expert<br />

7 Feeding tips for dogs<br />

1. Many dogs really love "green stuff" and like to eat<br />

an apple or carrot as a snack in between meals.<br />

Some types of vegetables, such as carrots, can be<br />

fed raw as well as cooked.<br />

2. The opposite can also apply: In contrast to carrots,<br />

potatoes should not be fed raw. The cooking<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cess makes the starch contained in them easier<br />

to digest.<br />

3. Make sure that you serve nuts and seeds that<br />

are freshly crushed – otherwise the healthy fats<br />

contained in them can quickly become rancid.<br />

4. For apples, cherries, peaches and other stone fruit,<br />

you should remove the seeds and stones and<br />

make sure that they are ripe before offering them<br />

to your dog.<br />

5. To ensure good absorption of all the important<br />

nutrients, you can also add some oil to the food.<br />

This not only helps to utilize the fat-soluble<br />

vitamins, but also makes the meal even more tasty<br />

for your beloved dog.<br />

6. If you are not sure if your dog can tolerate certain<br />

foods, try it out in small quantities. By the way, if<br />

your dog soon has larger poos than usual, this is<br />

completely normal and not a reason to worry –<br />

this is due to the fiber contained in the fruit and<br />

vegetables.<br />

7. Don't be afraid of discoloration! Some food, such<br />

as beetroot or spinach, can stain the fur around<br />

the nose or discolor the poo. This is not a <strong>pro</strong>blem<br />

for your dog and will go back to normal again<br />

soon.<br />

Photos: MERA<br />

Issue 4 <strong>2022</strong><br />


EVENTS<br />

Zoomark is Getting Even Bigger<br />

Zoomark is gearing up for its 20th edition with a whole new hall and an increasingly international line-up<br />

The international pet industry trade show,<br />

which will be on in BolognaFiere from<br />

15th to 17th May 2023, already looks set<br />

to be the biggest yet!<br />

More exhibition space<br />

With the show still seven months away,<br />

exhibition space is rapidly selling out, and<br />

as companies are still rushing to register,<br />

the display area has been enlarged,<br />

taking over hall 21 – a seamless addition<br />

to the layout – which joins the others that<br />

are now sold out.<br />

Compared to previous years, Zoomark<br />

2023 already looks set to be the biggest<br />

edition yet, occupying a surface area of<br />

60,000 square metres in six halls (21, 25,<br />

26, 28, 29 and 30, plus the Mall Area).<br />

An increasingly international<br />

event<br />

The show also boasts an increasingly<br />

international outlook, as shown by the<br />

high number of companies from all over<br />

the world that have chosen Zoomark as<br />

their official showcase. As the <strong>pro</strong>motional<br />

campaign picks up speed, at present<br />

over 60% of<br />

exhibitors are<br />

from different<br />

countries and<br />

that figure<br />

keeps growing,<br />

confirming<br />

Zoomark as<br />

the leading pet<br />

industry event<br />

in Europe in<br />

2023.<br />

This huge success, which comes also<br />

thanks to the numerous partnerships<br />

with prestigious international bodies,<br />

such as the US Department of Commerce,<br />

and the leading trade shows all over<br />

the world, is boosted by the work of<br />

Zoomark's network of agents in a host of<br />

countries.<br />

Zoomark 2023 sees the involvement<br />

of new delegations from Greece,<br />

Thailand, Iran and Mexico, along with the<br />

established ones from the US, Canada,<br />

Great Britain, China, India, the Czech<br />

Republic and Brazil.<br />

Looking forward to the<br />

Zoomark show experience<br />

Zoomark has always been an opportunity<br />

for companies to grow their business, and<br />

for the main players in our industry to<br />

interact and engage.<br />

One of the key features is the Pet Vision<br />

area, which showcases a selection of<br />

brand-new <strong>pro</strong>ducts to give buyers<br />

insight into the mega trends that will<br />

shape the market in the coming years,<br />

and helps generate highvalue contacts<br />

between exhibitors and distributors.<br />

In conjunction with this area, the 2023<br />

event sees a new competition devoted<br />

Photos: Zoomark<br />

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EVENTS<br />

to the best <strong>pro</strong>ducts launched during<br />

the show, throwing the focus firmly on<br />

innovation, new technology, creativity<br />

and sustainability.<br />

As well as the very encouraging results<br />

in terms of sales - even more so at such<br />

a complex, challenging international<br />

juncture - the 2023 edition of Zoomark<br />

<strong>pro</strong>mises to be an extra-special one,<br />

celebrating the event’s twentieth<br />

birthday with a unique show experience.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.zoomark.it<br />

NEW!<br />


BRAZIL<br />





• Animal feed<br />

• Aqua feed<br />

• Pet food<br />

• Poultry feed<br />

• Flour milling<br />

• Grain <strong>pro</strong>cessing,<br />

handling & storage<br />

3-5 OCTOBER 2023<br />


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Issue 4 <strong>2022</strong><br />





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EVENTS<br />

Victam LatAm 2023 can count<br />

on many Exhibitors<br />

In September, at Victam Asia, Victam<br />

Corporation announced that it will<br />

expand its business to Latin America.<br />

Victam LatAm, worlds leading event for<br />

the animal feed and pet food <strong>pro</strong>ducing<br />

industries will be organized from<br />

October 3 – 5, 2023 at Expo Center Norte<br />

in São Paulo, Brazil. VICTAM LatAm is colocated<br />

with GEAPS and GRAPAS LatAm,<br />

the events for the grain milling and<br />

<strong>pro</strong>cessing industries!<br />

Since the launch in September the event<br />

already welcomed over 50 companies,<br />

what is far over the expectations<br />

and ahead of schedule to attract 200<br />

exhibitors as targeted.<br />

Why expanding to Latin<br />

America?<br />

General Manager of the Victam<br />

Corporation, Sebas van den Ende<br />

says: “We currently organize events in<br />

Europe, Asia and EMEA so expanding<br />

to Latin America was the next logical<br />

step. Countries like Brazil, Colombia,<br />

Peru, Mexico and Argentina offer a<br />

huge potential for the animal feed and<br />

grain <strong>pro</strong>cessing market for exhibitors<br />

and visitors alike. We got requests<br />

from many companies to organize an<br />

exhibition in this continent to make it<br />

easier for them to explore these markets.<br />

There is a lack of one complete event<br />

in the Latin America market and with<br />

the confirmation of participation of the<br />

Founding Companies Andritz, Buhler,<br />

CPM, Famsun, Wenger and Zheng<br />

Chang, we decided to take the jump<br />

and organize the first edition of VICTAM<br />

LatAm.”<br />

Van den Ende continues: “Although Latin<br />

America is not an easy market, and a<br />

successful market entrance takes time<br />

and effort, the great potential makes it<br />

worth this investment. For example with<br />

1.600 feed mills and a <strong>pro</strong>duction of 90<br />

million tons per year, Brazil is the third<br />

<strong>pro</strong>ducer of animal feed in the world.<br />

Also it is the largest <strong>pro</strong>ducer of soy, and<br />

belong to the biggest <strong>pro</strong>ducers of grain<br />

and corn in the world what makes it a<br />

giant for our industry”.<br />

Also the market for pet food is enormous,<br />

not only in Brazil but also in countries<br />

like Argentina and Colombia, what<br />

makes VICTAM LatAm an important tool<br />

for companies to enter the market or to<br />

exceed their current business.<br />

Mr. Stefan de Roo, Global MarCom<br />

Manager at ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel<br />

said about their decision to become a<br />

Founding company: “The importance of<br />

the LATAM Region for our business and<br />

our wish to be as close to the market<br />

as possible, makes our decision to<br />

participate in Victam LATAM an obvious<br />

one”. Mr. Jesse Mitchell of Founding<br />

Company Wenger added: “Wenger is<br />

pleased to be a founding member of<br />

VICTAM LatAm, and happy to host it in<br />

our Brazilian home state of São Paulo.<br />

The development of pet food and aqua<br />

feed in Latin America will no doubt<br />

place this region at the top of the world<br />

within the next decade. VICTAM LatAm is<br />

an example of the importance of these<br />

markets on the world stage.”<br />

New partnership<br />

The Victam Corporation is also excited<br />

to announce a new partnership with the<br />

Grain Elevator and (GEAPS). GEAPS is an<br />

international <strong>pro</strong>fessional association of<br />

individuals that work in the grain handling<br />

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

Steve Records, Executive Director of<br />

GEAPS, explains: ‘Our mission at GEAPS<br />

is to advance industry knowledge and<br />

information through our global network<br />

of agricultural <strong>pro</strong>fessionals. We see our<br />

mission come to life each year at our GEAPS<br />

Exchange but realize that many outside<br />

of North America cannot take advantage<br />

of this event. We believe that partnering<br />

with VICTAM to launch an expo in South<br />

America will leverage the strength of both<br />

organizations and bring immense value<br />

to GEAPS members and the industry as a<br />

whole in a new geography.”<br />

Conferences<br />

In parallel to the event, an interesting<br />

conference <strong>pro</strong>gram will be organized<br />

with among others an Extrusion<br />

Conference and seminars and<br />

workshops for the pert food industries.<br />

The international character of the<br />

conferences makes it even more<br />

interesting for visitors to attend the event<br />

and to travel to the event. Topics will<br />

include aquafeed, <strong>petfood</strong>, packaging,<br />

animal nutrition, feed technology, grain<br />

handling and storage and many more.<br />

About Victam<br />

The VICTAM events, held in Utrecht,<br />

Istanbul, Bangkok and now in Sao<br />

Paulo, are the worlds' largest and<br />

leading international exhibitions and<br />

conferences for the animal feed, pet food<br />

and aqua feed industries. It is also home<br />

to GRAPAS, the event for grain, rice and<br />

flour milling technology.<br />

The Victam events are owned by<br />

Victam Foundation, which is a Dutch<br />

non for <strong>pro</strong>fit organization dated from<br />

1964. The Foundation’s objective is to<br />

<strong>pro</strong>vide financial support for innovative<br />

<strong>pro</strong>jects to non-<strong>pro</strong>fit applicants, such<br />

as institutes, universities and colleges.<br />

Beside this the <strong>pro</strong>viding of individual<br />

scholarships. The Foundation strives<br />

for positive contributions to the<br />

technological development of industrial<br />

sectors in the grinding of grains and<br />

other raw materials in the broadest sense<br />

of the word and in the <strong>pro</strong>duction of<br />

animal feed and foodstuffs for humans.<br />

In 1965 the first Victam exhibition was<br />

organized in Utrecht, the Netherlands.<br />

The first event in Bangkok, Thailand was<br />

launched in 1994, and in Istanbul, Turkey<br />

in 2021.<br />

Technology & Marketing<br />

For more information<br />

www.victam-latam.com<br />

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EVENTS<br />

Pet Fair South East Asia<br />

Photos: Pet Fair<br />

After three long years, the power of<br />

face-to-face tradeshows in Asia is finally<br />

back, as Pet Fair South East Asia has just<br />

finished bringing back the international<br />

pet industry together. This time, in the<br />

exciting city of Bangkok, Thailand, 300<br />

international brands and more than 5,000<br />

visitors met up to talk business, network,<br />

and celebrate at ‘ASEAN’s B2B Partnership<br />

Hub for Distribution, Retail, and Sourcing’<br />

in Bangkok.<br />

About pet fair south east Asia<br />

Organized by the international VNU<br />

Group, Pet Fair South East Asia <strong>pro</strong>vides<br />

the international pet industry with<br />

a strategic market entry and market<br />

expansion platform for Asia’s high-growth<br />

pet markets. With Thailand being the<br />

4th largest pet food exporting country<br />

worldwide, the show furthermore<br />

functions as a Global Sourcing Hub<br />

for Private Label Petfood, Treats and<br />

Ingredient Solutions.<br />

The fully B2B show is a sister event of Pet<br />

Fair Asia in Shanghai, the world’s largest<br />

pet industry tradeshow platform. With<br />

the ongoing travel restrictions in China,<br />

however, the Bangkok Pet Fair Edition was<br />

destined to be the only internationally<br />

accessible B2B pet industry tradeshow in<br />

Asia in <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Visitor registrations from 45<br />

countries<br />

In the weeks before the fair, pet industry<br />

stakeholders from 45 different countries<br />

were registered for Pet Fair South East Asia.<br />

“We are very pleased with the early preregistration<br />

numbers”, states Johannes C.<br />

Kraus, Project Manager of Pet Fair South<br />

East Asia. “We give a warm welcome to<br />

pet industry suppliers and buyers from all<br />

over the world in Bangkok. From Brazil to<br />

Korea so to speak.”<br />

Pet Fair South East Asia took place at Hall<br />

103 - 104 at the well-known Bangkok<br />

International Trade & Exhibition Centre<br />

(BITEC) from October 26-28, <strong>2022</strong>. Invited<br />

visitor groups to Pet Fair South East Asia<br />

were Private Label Pet Food Procurers,<br />

Distributors, Traders, Wholesalers,<br />

Pet Shops, Online Retailer, Pet Clinics,<br />

Veterinarians, Pet Food Manufacturer,<br />

Nutritionists, Associations, Media and<br />

everyone else <strong>pro</strong>fessionally interested in<br />

the pet industry.<br />

Miguel Deleaere, Area Sales Manager of<br />

Versele-Laga states: “Pet Fair South East<br />

Asia in October gave me the perfect<br />

opportunity to finally meet my distributor<br />

network from all over Asia face-to-face<br />

again after these challenging times. I was<br />

more than excited to join the event and<br />

get in touch with the novelties in the pet<br />

food market.”<br />

International country pavilions<br />

Pet Fair South East Asia featured<br />

exhibitors from 25 different countries. In<br />

addition to that, country pavilions from<br />

North America, Europe, South Korea, as<br />

well as India. Visitors to the show met<br />

a wide variety of brands and suppliers<br />

from these markets seeking for new<br />

win-win distribution, retail and sourcing<br />

partnerships.<br />

International conference<br />

<strong>pro</strong>gram<br />

Pet Fair South East Asia featured a<br />

comprehensive international conference<br />

<strong>pro</strong>gram for visitors of the show.<br />

Conference Highlights at the public Pet<br />

Square Stage included:<br />

• Press Conference – Thai Pet Food<br />

Trade Association (TPFA)<br />

• Pet Food Registration in Thailand<br />

- The Department of Livestock<br />

Development (DLD)<br />

• Overview of the Indian Pet Market<br />

- India International Pet Trade Fair<br />

(IIPTF)<br />

• Avian Clinical Nutrition - Versele-<br />

Laga & Pamornchai Supply<br />

• Avian Breeding Management –<br />

Versele-Laga & Parmonchai Supply<br />

In addition to conference sessions at<br />

the center public stage, Pet Fair South<br />

East Asia furthermore featured a wide<br />

array of <strong>pro</strong>duct seminars by Exhibitors<br />

and Association in the setting of private<br />

conference rooms.<br />

The power of face-to-face is finally back<br />

to the pet industry in Asia! The next show<br />

is planned for 25-27 October 2023 in<br />

Bangkok.<br />

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For more information<br />

www.petfair-sea.com<br />

Issue 4 <strong>2022</strong><br />



Upcoming Events<br />

December 3-4, <strong>2022</strong><br />

12th India International Pet Trade Fair <strong>2022</strong><br />

Bombay, India<br />

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October 3-5, 2023<br />

VICTAM LatAm 2023<br />

Sao Paulo, Brasil<br />

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FI Food ingredients Europe <strong>2022</strong><br />

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May, 2023<br />

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March, 2024<br />

Anuga FoodTec 2024<br />

Cologne, Germany<br />

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Interzoo 2024<br />

Nuremberg, Germany<br />

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May, 2025<br />

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