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benefiting their pet," he said.
Any ingredient that claims oral
health, joint health or digestive
health is particularly sought after,
Answering pet food
market needs with
Arcadia Biosciences announced
in August 2017 that the company's
Sonova GLA (gamma linoleic acid)
safflower oil was approved by the
US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) for use in dog food formulas,
opening up its use as a functional
ingredient for claims such as weight
management, control of dermatological conditions, mobility-related
arthritic conditions and immune
system disorders. According to
Arcadia, the ingredient has already
been in use in human food since
FDA approval in 2009.
"The Federal Register publication completes FDA's approval of
Sonova GLA safflower oil and ...
opens up an entirely new market for
the sale of GLA in the fast-growing
specialty market of pet nutrition,"
said Raj Ketkar, president and CEO
of Arcadia Biosciences. The oil is a
source of omega-6 fatty acids in dry
food for adult dogs.
Healthy Food Ingredients landed
on purple corn as a multifaceted,
standout functional ingredient.
"Our Suntava purple corn is a
good example of not necessarily
a new-to-market ingredient, but
one that fits pet food trends very
well which manufacturers may
not have previously looked to as a
viable option," said Froemming.
"It is organic, whole grain, clean
label and value-added with more
antioxidant power than blueberries,
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acai berries and pomegranate juice
due to its exceedingly high levels
of polyphenols and anthocyanins.
Specific to pet foods, our purple
corn supports joint health, weight
management, digestive health,
blood sugar, etc."
Trouw is fielding questions about
fruits and vegetables as a substitute
for synthetic vitamins but, as with
any formulating these days, there
are challenges between giving
the customer what they want and
meeting the pet's nutritional needs.
Matching today's expectations.
Prebiotic fibers for healthy pets.
Consumers today treat their pets as family members and take extra
care about their nutrition, high quality Petfood makes healthy pets
and happy owners. BENEO prebiotic fibers are naturally derived from
chicory root and have proven to lead to a more balanced intestinal
flora. In that way, BENEO Inulin contributes to the well-being of
cats and dogs. As number one supplier, we offer also unique rice
ingredients for sensitive pets, functional carbohydrates (Isomaltulose)
and proteins (Vital wheat gluten).
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