New gelatin creates shaped, non-cooked gummy dog treats

00:00:42 | November 2, 2015

Patent-pending gelatin formulation and process creates gummy-like dog treats that set via freezing or refrigeration.

Developed by pet food researchers and students at Kansas State University (KSU), a unique, patent-pending formulation, technology and process for gelatin can help pet food companies create gummy-like dog treats that require no cooking or baking. Instead, the gelatin is set via freezing or refrigeration.

During Petfood Innovation Workshop, held October 28-30 as part of the KSU Pet Food Experience, nearly 200 pet food professionals experienced making the gummy treats, using a range of ingredients supplied by Lortscher Animal Nutrition, presenter and sponsor of the Workshop station. KSU representatives said that, though they still needed to conduct formal shelf-life studies on the treats, their experience so far indicated a shelf-life of at least three to six months.

Petfood Innovation Workshop and the KSU Pet Food Experience took place in Manhattan, Kansas, USA. In addition to the Workshop treat-making stations, it featured KSU faculty presenting their latest pet food research, industry experts discussing pet food innovation and Kansas government officials explaining how the state is attracting, supporting and growing pet food businesses and exports. (See

A new Petfood Innovation Workshop will take place during Petfood Forum 2016 (, on April 18, at the KSU Olathe campus near downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The 2016 Workshop will focus on high-meat inclusion and formulations in pet food and treats.