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High-performance antioxidants for aquaculture and fish meal

Oxidation of aquaculture feeds is one of the main quality issues. It irreversibly alters the quality of the feed, causing a reduction in the nutritional quality of feed and loss of pigment where used. After the cessation of Ethoxyquin by EFSA, both effective and efficient alternatives are in high demand. We offer natural and synthetic antioxidant systems with a strong consideration to cost-in-use by studying the synergy between different antioxidant compounds.

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Up to 5+ hours feed protection


Dosed properly, Vitablend’s synthetic Vita-PET BT or Vital-OX offers a higher protection factor than Ethoxyquin at a surprisingly modest impact on cost. Its optimized, synergistic BHA and BHT ratios are designed to perform as a cost-effective Ethoxyquin replacement. In a test, Vita-PET BT, dosed with 100 ppm of net actives offered 5.49 hours of protection, whilst 96 ppm Ethoxyquin offered only 1.73 hours, compared to the control group with no antioxidants. The long-lasting protection creates opportunities for optimized feeding strategies, potentially reducing overall cost! Also available only with BHT (oil carrier). Sequestrants added on request.

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0% Salmonella survival rate


Vitablend FormiCure: a synergistic blend of volatile fatty acids and their salts that controls Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter, etc.
In an independent trial, a Vitablend FormiCure dosing of 12 L/MT eliminated 100% salmonella within 72h in heavily contaminated fish meal. Standard dosing: 1-4 kg/MT. Available as a liquid and as a granular formulation.

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Natural. Organic. Flexible


Aquapet UF and the Toco-PET IP range give you all the versatility of organic-certified natural mixed tocopherols. Also available with synergistic rosemary.

Natural mixed Tocopherol content from 5% to 30%. Rapeseed oil or Sunflower oil. Sequestrants added on request.

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Go organic without the premium


The Vita-PET 24-8-8 antioxidant system is our answer for cost-in-use optimized organic aquaculture feeds, especially with high Iron levels.

24% BHA, 8% Propyl gallate, 8% Citric acid, and Mono Propylene Glycol make it suitable for organic use, despite being partly synthetic. Citric acid acts as a sequestrant.

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