Bond Pet Foods made the finals for Nutreco’s Food Tech Challenge! Placing in the top 15 out of 110 applications, the Bond team knows the growing trend of high meat inclusion in pet food recipes brings with it a host of issues around farm animal welfare, processing safety and sustainability. And they’re working to resolve these issues without compromising the quality of their products.
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The growing trend of high meat inclusion in pet food recipes brings with it a host of issues around farm animal welfare, processing safety and sustainability. The challenge isn’t insignificant- per a recent UCLA Study, if America’s dogs and cats were their own country, their consumption of meat products alone would rank fifth in the world (PLOS ONE Journal, 2017: bit.ly/Meat_PLOSONE).
At Bond we’re developing highly sustainable, efficient and responsible methods of procuring complete proteins for companion animal feed, working with novel microbial proteins and proprietary cultured meat proteins as the foundation of our complete recipes. Our animal protein production process is unique in that it doesn’t require FBS or scaffolding, and it’s commercially scaleable.
At Bond Pet Foods, we know the reality of pet food manufacturing today. We know it’s dirty. We know it’s held back by old systems of agriculture. And we know it strains our land, water and energy resources. But most of all we know we can do better.