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Meals and fats of animal origin present a huge challenge. Though there are many reliable sources from the
point of view of raw material availability, with several
countries producing these ingredients, they still have many
opportunities for improvement in processing and especially
in preservation.
Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Argentina and Chile
lead the supply of avian meals. Nicaragua, Argentina,
Paraguay and Brazil head the beef meal market. In addition, the U.S. is a very important supplier of this premium
ingredient, though strict regulatory restrictions exist for
exporting ruminant meals from the U.S. and Mexico to
other countries in Latin America since the original BSE
breakout crisis.

Sources of fiber and additives for pet foods
The primary source of fiber used in Latin America is
wheat bran of local or regional origins, although sometimes
soybean hulls are also used, originally from soybeanproducing countries.
Pet food additives are imported mainly from the U.S.,
yet local options exist for some of them. A good example is
natural flavors, which can be purchased in countries like
Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Mexico.

Opportunities to increase pet food ingredients in
Latin America
While there are many opportunities to increase the use
of ingredients available within the Latin American zone, a
lot of work still needs to be done in terms of sanitary and
commercial regulations in order to increase transactions
between countries.
In addition, options are available to strengthen and
develop national markets with the use of local ingredients
in pet food formulations upon evaluation. Examples include
potato flour, cassava flour, fruit byproducts or fibers from
tequila cactus, among others. ■

Miguel Lopez is a pet food development consultant and speaker based in Mexico
City. Throughout a career of more than 28 years in the pet food industry, he has
written and published technical articles on ingredients, formulation and nutrition
for several Latin American journals, magazines and websites.

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Petfood Industry - May 2019
Contents
Pet food M&A reaches throughout the supply chain
Speaking of…
Top 50 companies in 2019
Latin America pet food ingredient use: local vs. imported
Is pet food production signaling recession in Mexico?
Brazil pet food market likely to maintain positive growth
Venezuela’s crisis is worsening pets’ nutrition
Argentina: pet-loving market dealing with poor economy
Guide to Petfood Forum Europe 2019
Independent Conclusions of GRAS: Will AAFCO allow?
Synthetic preservatives in my pet’s food —no thanks!
Pet market trends: signals from pet services
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index May
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Petfood Industry - May 2019 - Synthetic preservatives in my pet’s food —no thanks!
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