Method for production of pet foods

  • US 4,444,796 A
  • Filed: 05/05/1982
  • Issued: 04/24/1984
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/1979
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for producing a semi-moist pet food with good storage stability having a water content of 20 to 45 percent by weight and a pH of 6.0 or below, a sugar and/or sugar alcohol content of not more than 20 percent by weight and a propylene glycol content of not more than 3 percent by weight, which consists essentially of:

  • admixing, with pet food materials, 0.1% to 0.7% by weight of granules consisting essentially of a mixture of more than 60% by weight of a fine powder of sorbic acid having a particle size smaller than 250 Tyler'"'"'s mesh and another ingredient selected from the group consisting of a binding agent, a mixture of a binding agent and a surfactant, and a mixture of a binding agent and an organic acid, acidic organic acid salt or acidic inorganic acid salt, said organic acid, acidic organic acid salt and acidic inorganic acid salt being solid at room temperature, to disperse the sorbic acid powder uniformly in said materials, said granules having a particle diameter of 300 to 1500 microns; and

    heating the admixture simultaneously with the admixing.

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