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Ribus Expands to Pet Treats and Supplements


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St. Louis-based Ribus Inc., a supplier of GMO-free and organic rice-based alternatives to synthetic ingredients in human food uses, has expanded into the pet business, supplying manufacturers of cat and dog treats, livestock supplements and specialty items. Ribus ingredients (Nu-Rice and Nu-Flow) enable companies to make products with the ideal texture, strength, and bulk density.

Ribus ingredients are made from rice hulls and bran from California.

“Consumers want both clean hands and clean labels for anything they give their best friends, and manufacturers want ingredients that enable them to bake, extrude or form treats, food and nutritional products easily while providing the target taste and texture,” said Steve Peirce, Ribus president. “The Ribus ingredients make it a win-win situation for both.”

The rice-based ingredients also serve as alternatives to magnesium stearate, monoglycerides and silicon dioxide—all prohibited in the manufacture of organic products. Ribus’ ingredient alternatives are available as certified organic, enabling manufacturers to make organic products.

Ribus is speaking and/or exhibiting at the following events in 2016:

Petfood Forum – Kansas City, Mo., April 18-20

VitaFoods Europe – Geneva, Switzerland, May 10-12

IFT – Chicago, July 16-19

Supply Side West – Las Vegas, Oct. 4-8

Health Ingredients – Frankfurt, Germany, Nov. 29-Dec. 1

For more information, visit ribus.com.

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