As well as offering equipment testing, the center provides processors with engineering and product R&D expertise.
As the largest private-label and contract manufacturer of wet pet food in North America, Simmons Pet Food has set out on a $500 million strategic capacity growth plan.
From functional supplements and life-stage specific formulas to freeze-dried raw formats and collagen chews, the show floor was bursting with innovation.
Many on the list tout functional formulations to address key need states among dogs and cats.
Including a cell-cultured meat broth, superfood toppers, upcycled ingredients, insect-based treats and much more.
Supporting mobility, anxiety relief, gut health, skin and coat health, and other in-demand need states.