Insects: novel protein for hypoallergenic pet foods

Insects: novel protein for hypoallergenic pet foods

For dogs with food allergies or sensitivities to proteins traditionally used in pet foods—usually animal-based sources such as lamb, beef or chicken—insects offer a truly novel protein source as part of a hypoallergenic pet food, said Tarique Arsiwalla, co-founder of Protix in the Netherlands. Arsiwalla presented on insect protein meal as a sustainable source of nutrients for innovative pet food applications during Petfood Forum Europe 2015 on June 10 in Cologne, Germany.