From ingredient handling to production methods to rigorous testing, a handful of best practices can help manufacturers in their quest to offer safe, quality dry pet foods.

August 15, 2014

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Report: Six Essential Best Practices in Controlling Microbiological Pet Food Safety

Report Summary

Dry pet food manufacturers face a number of challenges in producing wholesome, profitable, legally compliant products. After a number of very public recalls, elements of the manufacturing environment have come under fireincluding the quality and microbiological integrity of ingredients and production facilities. As petsand pet food productscontinue to gain prominence in the lives of U.S. consumers, companies serving the industry will benefit from elevating their food safety programs.

Editor's Take

Regulatory and consumer concerns about pet food manufacturing are at an all-time high. From ingredient handling to production methods to rigorous testing, a handful of best practices can help manufacturers in their quest to offer safe, quality dry pet foods.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Don't assume a testing laboratory has chosen the best method for your products or ingredients.

  • Signage and various barriers can help manage workflow and traffic patterns in a production facility.

  • A culture of critical thinking must be established at all levels of production and quality control.



Since our founding in 1961, Kemin has used science and research to enhance nutrition and health for humans and animals. Established by RW and Mary Nelson, Kemin is a privately held and family-owned company with more than 1,400 employees worldwide. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, we operate in more than 90 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

Kemin offers the global petfood industry natural and synthetic preservatives, palatability enhancers and spray-dried protein productsproviding a complete portfolio linking palatability, freshness and nutrition for the well-being of companion animals worldwide. In addition to our product portfolio, Kemin partners with customers, providing tailor-made laboratory and ingredient assurance services that are committed to ensure the integrity of petfood products.


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