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The correct premix dilution rate with
a suitable carrier is required to ensure
premix flowability, ease of handling and
final weighment at the food production
plant. The carrier also supports proper
distribution of the vitamin forms within
the food mix. The quality of carrier used
as the premix base is just as important
as the vitamin forms used. Carriers help
bridge the often-unavoidable differences in micro-ingredient product form
size, shape and density. Organic carriers
such as rice hulls, pea fiber, corn and
wheat middlings provide a large surface
area or pockets for the nutrient ingredient forms to adhere to, while calcium
carbonate increases bulk density of the
premix and improves flowability.
A combination of inorganic and
organic carriers is often used to help
improve the homogeneity of microingredient distribution within the
premix. Carrier ratios can be modified
to manipulate premix bulk density to
specific handling needs if necessary.
of micro ingredients is complex from
a quality assurance perspective.
Through involvement in all three
steps of the nutritional ingredient
chain - the production of pure active
ingredients, their incorporation into
sophisticated forms and the provi-
sion of tailored premixes - integrated premix and micro-ingredient
producers offer unrivaled traceability
to the pet food industry. ■
Sara-Jane Godfrey is the technical marketing manager,
companion animals at DSM Nutritional Products UK.
Integrated supply chain and
Pet retail products range from
concentrated dietary supplements
to pet foods designed to deliver 100
percent of an animal's daily nutritional
needs. Due to this complexity, and the
safety concerns associated with these
types of retail products, it makes sense
that ingredient traceability is vital.
A trusted supply chain is therefore
needed. A food safety program in line
with food safety standards is the basis
for this, starting with strict ingredient
vendor qualification and management
processes. Robust documentation,
goods receipt and warehouse
management systems are required.
The process of manufacturing
bioactive micro-nutrients and blends
Industry June 2018
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