MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's Regenasure ® glucosamine HCl is now Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in pet food and/or animal feed of dogs, cats and horses. An independent panel of experts composed of respected veterinarians completed a comprehensive review of the product's safety and toxicology data and issued a favorable GRAS opinion.
Regenasure® glucosamine is the only GRAS, fully traceable vegetarian glucosamine produced exclusively in the US available for the pet food industry. The panel determined that Regenasure® glucosamine can be safely consumed by dogs, cats and horses under the conditions of its intended use.
"Regenasure® glucosamine has been a staple of the human dietary supplement and functional food markets for more than a decade," said Mike Fleagle, Regenasure® brand manager, Cargill. "Today's announcement assures pet food manufacturers that they can safely incorporate Regenasure® glucosamine in the products they sell to the companion animal joint health market. Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on glucosamine's impact on joint health in companion animals."
Because Regenasure® glucosamine is sourced and manufactured directly by Cargill, pet food manufacturers can be assured of a consistent, high-quality product. The company's quality control program provides traceability throughout the production process, giving pet food manufacturers peace of mind that they are delivering a safe product to their customers.
Regenasure® glucosamine is produced by Cargill in Eddyville, Iowa, with all raw materials sourced in North America. It is sold as an easy-to-use dry powder ingredient, packaged in 25 kg boxes or 450 kg super sacks.
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