Tyson Foods, Kemin Industries form pet food alliance
January 09, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Tyson Foods, Inc. and Kemin Industries, Des Moines, entered into an alliance on Jan. 1 to develop, manufacture and market flavor enhancers, also known as palatants, to the North American pet food market.
Tyson Foods will manufacture the products from raw materials supplied by the company’s meat and poultry processing facilities. Kemin will market the products under the Palasurance and Topnotes brands to pet food companies.
"Tyson has always led the industry in providing high quality ingredients to the pet food market," said Jeff Webster, senior vice-president and general manager of Tyson’s Renewable products division. "By teaming up with Kemin, we’re entering another value-added segment of the pet food production process."
The alliance will cover the United States, Canada and Mexico with an option to collaborate in other areas of the world.
"Kemin has always adhered to the strictest quality control standards and verification throughout the manufacturing process of our palatants," said Chris Nelson, president of Kemin Industries. "Our alliance with Tyson will further ensure that our products are of the highest quality on the market."