Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Magazine: The Science of Formulation

No two animal nutrition products are the same. In fact, even with similar formulations, the decisions made along the supply chain would vastly separate finished goods. From ingredient selection and procurement to the use of premixes and palatants, formulation involves complex decisions further complicated by factors such as cost, quality, research and regulation. A successful formulation delivers the right mix of nutritional value, product integrity and science-based innovation. Takeaways include: *The current regulatory process often hinders the ability to formulate novel products. *If not skillfully crafted, premixes can significantly jeopardize a final products integrity. *Dry foods use palatants more frequently and at higher inclusion rates than wet foods.

May 19, 2015

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Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Magazine: The Science of Formulation

Table of Contents

  • Ingredient Roundtable
    by Karen Butler
    Working with the right ingredient suppliers may prevent a formulation that looks great on paper from falling flat when put into production.

  • Premixing Complexity
    by Tom Best
    Premixes are the unsung heroes of many successful animal nutrition formulationswhich is no small feat in light of the task at hand.

  • Principles of Pet Food Palatability
    by Jennifer Radosevich
    The most nutritious formula in the world wont be on the market long if companion animals wont eat it. Palatants bridge the gap between function and flavor in pet foods, treats and supplements.

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