Four pet food ingredient suppliers selected the top ingredient in their company’s profile based on sustainability criteria. As the degradation of the planet’s ecosystems increasingly takes a toll on the human economy, pet owners of all types look for dog, cat and other pet foods and treats made in ways that don’t threaten the future standard of living for humans, pets and other animals. These four pet food ingredients may help brands market their pet foods and treats as sustainable.
“Suntava Purple Corn is one of nature’s richest sources of health-promoting anthocyanins which provides an exceedingly high level of antioxidant activity and protection,” Laura Grinde, Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI) sustainability coordinator said, “All ingredients within our HFI portfolio fall under our sustainability program, Seeds of Sustainability which means ‘good business, good for people, and good for the land.’ Specifically, HFI is part of the Carbon Disclosure Project in which we continually monitor and annually report water and energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation of ingredients from our HFI facilities. All HFI-owned facilities have completed a Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit ethical audit.