Pet food

Convert animal co-products into valuable pet food palatants, animal digest and protein-rich pet food with microbial enzymes.  

Pet food

Improved nutrition and sustainability  

Today’s demanding pet owners want high-quality, functional pet food based on nutrition research. At the same time, consumers are concerned about sustainability. Meat processors are under pressure to make full use of meat co-products, and pet food producers must run the most sustainable manufacturing process possible.

 

Stronger margins - and sustainability

Sustainable food processing is driven by the goals of value and minimal footprint on health and the environment.  

Using enzymes to convert meat co-products into valuable pet food palatants reduces waste, improves the process economy of manufacturers, and makes meat processing more sustainable.  

Rising sales of pet food - faster growth than food for humans

Rising sales of pet food - faster growth than food for humans

Global pet food sales reached about U.S. $91.1 billion in 2018, according to Euromonitor International, representing a 6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2013 and 31% overall growth for the period. 

To put this growth in perspective, sales of pet food rose faster than sales of human packaged foods (23% growth), fresh food for humans (16%) and home care (23%) for the same period.

Protein hydrolysates for pet food

Protein hydrolysates for pet food

Production of animal digest for pet food requires efficient liquification of meat and organ co-products, and a final product palatable to animals (and their owners).  

Protein hydrolysates are a valuable pet food ingredient that can be sprayed on the outside of the extruded dry kibble to enhance flavors and palatability, or used inside the kibble to improve taste, or used directly in wet pet foods as an overall flavor system.

 

Faster processing of animal co-products, high-quality protein hydrolysate

Faster processing of animal co-products, high-quality protein hydrolysate

Protease enzymes from Novozymes are so efficient that manufacturers can eliminate the step of mechanical liquefaction. Emulsification of meat and organs with enzymes alone saves a process step and allows more efficient handling of raw materials.

The proteases produce a liquid protein hydrolysate that is easy to process and brings greater control to the production line. It can be used to improve quality to all types of pet food.

 

Less bitterness, more savory flavor

Light hydrolysis often results in formation of bitter off-taste. Protease enzymes from Novozymes help reduce bitterness and increase the savory flavor that pets love.

 

Which solution is right for you?

Find the right solution for you in our global portfolio, shown below. To find out more about products available in your region, get in touch with your local Novozymes representative.

Alcalase®
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Flavourzyme®
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Protamex®
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Savory flavor generation
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Novo-Pro® D
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Catazyme®
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Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
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Available strengths (range)
Hydrolysis action
Generation of peptides or single amino acids
Debittering
Savory flavor generation
Working pH range*
Working temperature range (°C)*
Quality grade

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What could this mean for your business?

What could this mean for your business?

Enzymes can boost the performance of your pet food palatants. Our enzymes have been tested and approved for a wide range of different pet food applications. Contact us to learn more.

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