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➥PROBIOTIC FREEZE-DRIED MICROBES MAY HELP PET FOOD SAFETY
a healthy gut will transfer that to an unhealthy gut.
However, if E. faecium is included in the pet food or
treat recipe before extrusion, the probiotic could be killed
could improve the probiotic quality of the final product.
"Based on our research, freeze-dried E. faecium with
protectant showed a fairly good resistance to heat,"
she said. "We think it may be a good idea to
use freeze-dried E. feacium as a special form
of probiotics. However, the functionality
of E. feacium after freeze-drying has to be
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high tolerant to thermal treatment," she said.
"Or also, freeze-dried E. feacium can be
directly added into final products without
increasing the moisture of final pet foods.
by the heat or reduced in effectiveness, said Xu. DevelFurther studies are needed for application in the pet
oping a more heat-resistant way of including the bacteria
food area." ■
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