From premium and ultra-premium pet foods to gourmet pet treat manufacturers, the pet food industry is an earnings giant for companies. Sourcing quality ingredients came to the forefront with the melamine tragedy of 2007 where contaminated wheat gluten coming out of China was used in pet foods and caused kidney failure and death. This was a wake-up call to pet food and treat producers to carefully vet their raw material providers.
Quality premium pet foods and treats use many ingredients in their recipes, and sourcing top quality omega-3 fish oils used to be a balance between quality and affordability. Now, human-grade omega-3 oils for pets are available at a lower fish oil cost than standard omega-3 bulk oils from our omega-3 manufacturing facility.
Why Human Grade Omega-3 Fish Oil for Pets is Better
Standard omega-3 oils sold in bulk to pet food manufacturers can contain higher levels of toxins and lower levels of actual omega-3 fatty acids than you want from an omega-3 supplier. The higher-tier bulk omega-3, HGO3, is manufactured to standards that make it appropriate for use in products designed for human consumption. Refining fish oil to provide a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids can add to the costs of omega-3 manufacturing, but here at IcelanDirect, we produce HG03 at half the cost of common 18/12 ratio formulas.
18/12 Omega-3 essential pet fish oil
This product is known as the entry-level fish oil for a raw ingredient used in omega-3 manufacturing of products. It has 18 percent EPA and 12 percent DHA for a total of 30 percent omega-3 fatty acids. The balance of the oil is fish fat, which is not the beneficial omega-3 acids desired. At IcelanDirect, we are an omega-3 supplier of HG03 cod liver, salmon and tuna oils that are rich in EPA and DHA, fully refined for human consumption, and half the cost of 18/12 ratio fish oils.
The Step Up in Pet Food and Treat Manufacturing
American consumers are spending billions on products for their pets. The latest statistics estimate about $63 billion will be spent on pet products overall with the trend rising each year. Consumers are also being more health-minded for their pets and desiring organic and human-grade ingredients to be used in the manufacturing of foods and treats for their pets. They are also willing to spend more on food and treats that use quality ingredients.
We are a human-grade omega-3 manufacturer of fish oils for pet owners and pets. Our essential pet fish oil manufacturing provides top-quality omega-3 bulk oils. There is no need for pet food and treat manufacturers to settle for lower quality 18/12 or less refined animal-grade fish oils in their products when our HGO3 is available at a lower cost than 18/12.
Icelandirect Fish Oil and Pet Treat manufacturers
In addition to being a premier omega-3 manufacturer, we also produce other fish products for use in the pet food and treat industry. Our fish treats and chews are obtained from sustainable fishing grounds. They are high in protein and low in saturated fats. Plus, they contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids for promoting optimal pet health.
We also will produce private label products for pet food companies to market. Our fresh products are made from 100 percent natural human-grade products that pet food and treat suppliers can trust.