New antioxidant may extend pet food shelf life

Innovative natural product created from red blood cells may extend shelf life of pet food.

Alexey Vertegel and Vladimir Reukov, professors in the bioengineering department and researchers for the Animal Co-Products Research & Education Center (ACREC) at Clemson University, are winners of the 2016 Bisplinghoff Innovation Award by the Fats & Proteins Research Foundation for their creation of a natural antioxidant called Prot-X. Their product is a clear liquid that will be used in the pet food and rendering industries.

“This product is a very effective natural antio

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