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R&D Product Formulation

We are committed to providing the latest customizable formulations to meet the needs of the ever evolving Pet Food Market.

A large array of extruded dry cat and dog diets has been our main specialty for the past 3+ decades. All our formulations are designed using an integrated formulation system, providing cost-effective solutions and great flexibility.  Our team consists of industry experienced, post-graduate educated Animal Nutritionists with expertise in every step of the development process.

We offer an extensive ingredient library of hundreds of ingredients, from customizable fresh meat blends to specialty ingredients and we strive to deliver unique solutions driving growth for global partners.

Our Product Development department provides tailored customer service from product conceptualization to store shelf and beyond, including:

  • Creative assistance to better assess our customers’ needs
  • Formulation development based on latest research and market trends
  • In-house test batch with quality monitoring, full product testing and palatability assessments
  • Customized product attributes such as shape, and/or smell
  • Complete label information proposals
  • Information proofing
  • Traceability of all steps of production
  • Technical support throughout life of product

 

TORI SMURTHWAITE, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Product Developer  
With a background in Integrative Biology and Nutrition and having worked in pet retail sales, Tori combines her love for sustainability and nutrition to develop unique products with a lower impact on the environment. Through innovative ingredient research, such as the use of novel proteins, and her passion for green living, she focuses on bringing fresh ideas to the pet food industry, as well as helping to reduce our company’s ecological footprint.

 

ROSSANA LOPRESTI, B.Sc., M.Sc. 

Product Developer
Rossana’s academic background in Animal Nutrition and work experience in pet retail provides a solid foundation to lead new and innovative projects to success. With a core love for companion animals, Rossana voraciously seeks to keep up to date on research in a variety of different areas, such as ingredients and product safety, keeping in mind the impact on animal health. Her formulation strategy focuses on the most recent research and least-cost formulation all while maintaining nutrient baselines and Elmira Pet Product's excellent product integrity.

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