Salmonella contamination is a risk in the pet food industry as Salmonella presence can lead to costly recalls and brand image issues for pet food manufacturers. Lactic acid has proven to control the growth of Salmonella and besides it has a natural taste profile that appeals to pets.
Dental health is a common concern with cats and dogs. It has been concluded that cooked starches, which are the main components of processed pet foods remains longer in the mouth increasing thus the amount of time cariogenic bacteria. Calcium lactate has proven to have plaque reducing properties and is effective in reducing demineralization and erosion.