Bio-Cat Inc. has announced a partnership with Caldic North America, to distribute Bio-Cat’s branded probiotic strains, such as Optifeed to the companion animal health and nutrition market in North America.
Bio-Cat Inc. (Troy, VA) has announced a partnership with Caldic North America (Mississauga, ON, Canada), to distribute Bio-Cat’s branded probiotic strains, such as Optifeed to the companion animal health and nutrition market in North America. According to the company’s press release, the agreement “secures a rapid go-to-market strategy for Bio-Cat, leveraging Caldic's leadership position in the companion animal market as a provider of value-add antioxidant, vitamin, mineral, and ingredient solutions.”
Optifeed is produced by Bio-Cat Microbials, in Shakopee, MN, in a vertically integrated, FDA-registered, and SQF-certified U.S. fermentation facility. The AAFCO-listed probiotic strains in Optifeed are designed to support the gastrointestinal health of companion animals. Bio-Cat also states that the Optifeed line will expand to enzymes in the future to further enhance the digestive health benefits and nutritional value of pet foods, with potential use in ingredient processing and flavor development.
"This partnership with Bio-Cat significantly strengthens Caldic's existing companion animal portfolio, adding a range of innovative and customizable solutions to inspire quality pet food and health," says Liz Parker, director of companion animal health & nutrition, for Caldic North America, in a press release. "As the importance of pet companionship is widely recognized, domestic animal owners are increasingly keen to provide their pets with nutritionally high-performing food, treats and supplements. The expert know-how our R&D team has acquired in pet food when formulating with our antioxidants range, Dadex, and our custom vitamin and mineral blends, Daminaide, will greatly benefit the solutions we can deliver across North America while partnering with Bio-Cat."