The market demand for raw pet food is steadily rising and the projected global CAGR is 5.2% until 2029. Customers are looking for natural pet food products that have not been subjected to heat treatment and that are free from chemical additives. However, raw pet food introduces risks of foodborne pathogens being spread among both the pets, their owners and other household members.
High pressure processing (HPP) stands out as the optimal solution to this dilemma. HPP inactivates microorganism without damage to nutrients and flavors. Quintus Technologies has investigated the effect of HPP on a raw meat and poultry-based pet food products.