Facts and Myths of HPP Pet Food, guidance for the industry

Pet diets based on raw meat have been increasingly perceived as healthier than kibble or canned food. However, it must be noted that raw pet food poses a health risk for both pets and humans, as it can be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. HPP is an excellent method to control food-borne pathogens with minimal impact on the nutritional composition of the food. Still, many myths surround HPP pet food, such as degradation of nutrients, inactivation of enzymes, or inefficient control of pathogens. Read more to discover some facts and myths about HPP pet food. 

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Steve’s Real Food, a case study about HPP for Pet Food

Steve’s Real Food of Cottonwood, Utah, is a pioneer in raw pet food manufacturing that has implemented High Pressure Processing (HPP). Through this non-thermal preservation technology, they’ve been able to keep their pet food safe while using only natural ingredients without preservatives. Because of the massive interest around HPP for Pet Food, Steve’s Real Food and Hiperbaric will be hosting a webinar with Dr. Vinicio Serment-Moreno, Applications & Food Processing Specialist at Hiperbaric, on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020, at 1:00pm MST.

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Raw pet food – caring for their nutrition is caring for them

There is an increasing number of pet owners looking to feed their pets with raw food, also known as BARF diet, due to the perceived health benefits. High pressure processing (HPP) is a technology that allows the production of safe raw pet food while keeping its organoleptic and nutritious characteristics, without the addition of any artificial preservatives. As a result, the number of raw pet food products in the market is thriving, giving consumers a variety of healthy solutions to feed their pets.

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HPP Pet Food: They Also Like It Raw

It´s lunch time and you go to your trusted take away delivery point to have a meal and try to enjoy a small break from a hectic day of pursuing rodents, scratching furniture or taking naps. You arrive to your table thinking about a big, juice and tasteful steak just to discover that the only option in the menu is an ultra-processed, tasteless canned meat. Wouldn’t that meal be frustrating after a ruff  day?

That´s how you four-legged friends have felt so long but, luckily for them, HPP offers the possibility to enjoy yummy, natural and safe meals must like their wild ancestors did. Continue reading