A stability assurance program to control oxidation is important for the production of quality pet food. There is no way to prevent or eliminate the light, temperature changes, exposure to air or water, metal ions or other factors that contribute to the oxidation process in pet diets. You cannot stop the oxidation process – but you can slow it down or control it with a well-managed stability assurance program using Kemin brand products. Formulating a stability assurance program specific to each of the pet diets you produce is critical. Kemin offers both Natural and Synthetic alternatives to provide the right antioxidant for every application and premier freshness protection.
The key to the successful use of natural antioxidants in pet foods is achieving an adequate residual level of the antioxidant in the finished diet. Kemin researchers are leading the way in developing natural antioxidant formulations that provide the necessary residual level and meet current consumer health expectations for their pets.
Numerous antioxidants used in the production of pet food, including BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), ethoxyquin, and propyl gallate, all do an effective job of controlling the free radical chain reaction associated with the autoxidation process. The scientists at Kemin recognize that these antioxidants react differently, depending on the process and the substrate that is being stabilized. Kemin offers a range of synthetic formulations that provide maximum protection from oxidation.