January 10, 2021
using a unique low temperature steamed cooking process
Our Dry Food Cooking Process.
Low temperature, low-pressure cooking provides a fuller flavour.
A state-of-the-art Ingredients Kitchen that tests, processes and stores all of our fantastic ingredients and finished products, here in the UK.
The Fresh journey begins with our trusted farms and fisheries, where our manufacturers collect only the finest fresh meats and fish, providing us with fantastic stories of provenance and traceability.
Using their own refrigerated transport to maintain the highest quality conditions, they collect the meats and bring them back to their production site here in the UK, where they undergo extensive quality testing before being used in our recipes.
At our manufacturer's on-site meat kitchen, they gently cook each meat at circa 82ºC (180ºF) to both protect the proteins and ensure maximum digestibility and nutritional value to the pet. With the use of world-leading technology, they are also able to reduce the moisture content of the freshly prepared meat and include increasingly high amounts of fresh meat into market-leading formulas, using this level of fresh meat is not often seen in pet food.
In addition, they are also able to produce separate high-quality oils from our fresh ingredients of known provenance and add these to our bespoke recipes.
More Fresh Meat Inclusion
We understand that pets know fresh is best. That is why fresh meat is our passion
Typical Dry Dog Food does not include fresh meat.
Animal material/meat that is used to produce dried meat meal is not collected at source as fresh nor transported using refrigerated containers. It is instead collected from various locations and sent, at ambient temperatures to a rendering plant where it is processed at very high temperatures (300ºF/150ºC) to extract moisture, separate fat and kill off the bacteria.
This process can also denature the protein and result in it being less digestible and therefore of lower nutritional value to the pet. Our gentle cooking approach ensures the proteins are protected and thus provide increased bioavailability to the pet.
Human Grade Quality Oils and Fats
Our manufacturers use their own pressed oils on-site in small batches using dedicated equipment which operates similar to a kitchen salad spinner where the oil is squeezed away from the meat.
This allows us to coat the kibbles with amazing high-quality fats and oils, seen normally in human foods, and gives us the full traceability back to the source, from the farm, fishery or boat. The marketing potential, along with super quality palatability success and traceability is second to none. These oils are not your usual high temperature rendered ‘pet food-grade’ oils. They are so fresh; the laboratory testing finds little to no signs of oxidisation or ageing.
Track, trace and testing
The whole process allows us to track and trace every ingredient into each bag sold to the end consumer, and to be able to guarantee it is safe, having monitored every step, with extensive testing.
Ooddles is not your normal rendered meat meal highly process dry food dog food. We give you the convivence of feeding dry food but with all the benefits of fresh ingredients, cooked and steamed at lower temperatures and thus feeding your much-loved dog premium daily nutrition.
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