Pet food ingredients
Pet owners are becoming increasingly aware of the nutritional content of pet food, and there is a growing trend towards high-end products that include raw ingredients that are 100% natural. They are also seeking out foods that are hypoallergenic and improve the well-being of their dogs and cats. Most importantly, of course, the pets have got to like it.
At GEA, we understand that our customers need to manufacture products with specific characteristics in terms of color, texture and flavor while also preventing bacterial contamination. As an industry leading provider of process technologies for pet food ingredients, our microfiltration and ultrafiltration technologies ensure the efficient fractionation and concentration of pet food flavorings.
Often containing high concentrations of oils and hydrolyzed proteins, low temperature drying is required to achieve the right final product quality of pet food ingredients and flavors. To meet these requirements, GEA’s spray, freeze and FILTERMAT® dryers for pet food production are manufactured to the same high standards as food plant, making them easy to clean and service.
GEA offers equipment designed to avoid product deterioration and maintain its organoleptic properties. Furthermore, our dryers can also be utilized to optimize powders for use in extruded or pelletized products.