We have been awarded the Triple I Award for Best Pet Food Ingredient at the 2nd China International Companion Animal Food Ingredients Conference (CAFIC) in Shanghai last month. The prestigious award was presented only to those pet ingredient companies that produce premium ingredients with technologies that contribute to the ecosystem of pet food industry.
The Triple I Award for the Pet Food Ingredient Industry was voted by experts in animal nutrition, ingredient technology and pet food processing. In addition to QRILL Pet (a product of Aker BioMarine), companies such as Wing Pet Food, Angel Yeast, ADM Animal Nutrition-Wisium, Tyson Ingredient Solutions, APC, Denmark Triple A Protein and J. RETTENMAIER & Söhne Group also took home the award.
About the Companion Animal Food Ingredients Conference (CAFIC)
As China's number one platform for communication on pet food technology across the industry, CAFIC was attended by the best in class including world renowned nutritionists, representatives of leading ingredient suppliers, officials in agricultural trade from various countries and pet food industry experts. The Triple I Awards were presented by two of China’s top feed technology specialists including Professor Min Xue (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences) and Professor Haipeng Yang (National Feed Supervision Center).
“We are ecstatic to be chosen for this premier award among some of the best in the industry,” says Bella Zhou, Sales Director QRILL Pet China. “We are thankful to our peers who have chosen QRILL Pet a premium pet food ingredient and look forward to the bright future ahead.”
Also commenting on the award, Knut Heggen, SVP QRILL Pet Sales, Aker BioMarine says, “China’s pet food industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the country’s agriculture market and we are excited to be part of that growth and development. The continual need for quality ingredients is imperative and we are committed to working with our customers and partners in China to help deliver on those needs.”
“I am very glad that Aker BioMarine has won the category of marine proteins and oils for QRILL Pet. Their efforts in quality assurance, research on innovation and sustainability and contribution to societies of professionals in the Chinese pet food industry are important for our industry. After decades of Aker BioMarine’s dedication to optimizing krill processing technologies, QRILL Pet is becoming a popular ingredient in the recipe for our pets. From sensory temptation and cardiovascular health, to the building blocks of strong muscles and smarter brains, QRILL Pet fully proves itself as a “broad-spectrum”, premium pet food ingredient. We believe that QRILL Pet-fortified pet foods will eventually become a preferred choice by many Chinese pet owners for those who truly care about the health and welfare of their pets,” says Susan Xing, Organizing Committee Chairwoman of 2021 CAFIC.
Why is QRILL Pet special?
A functional ingredient for pet food derived from Antarctic krill, QRILL Pet is a natural source of superior omega-3 fatty acids, choline, the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin and marine proteins. Offering a number of health benefits for pets, including healthy organs, joints and fur it is an increasingly popular ingredient choice for forward-thinking pet food companies producing functional, high quality feed formulations.