RIBUS Expands to Pet Treats and Supplements

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RIBUS, Inc., the global leader in 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.

Steve Peirce, RIBUS President

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 while providing the target taste and texture.

St. Louis-based RIBUS, Inc., the global leader in 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. The RIBUS ingredients (Nu-RICE® and Nu-FLOW®) enable companies to make products with the ideal texture, strength, and bulk density. RIBUS is supplying some of the largest companies in the world, and is able to bring 25 years of experience in human food applications to produce efficiencies, texture improvements, and cleaner labels for pet products globally.

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,” says 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. Not only do the chemical names sound daunting to consumers interested in “clean labels,” but RIBUS’ pronounceable alternatives are available as certified organic, enabling manufacturers to make organic products.

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

1.    Petfood Forum in Kansas City, MO, April 18-20
2.    VitaFoods Europe – Geneva, Switzerland. May 10-12
3.    IFT – Chicago, IL. July 16-19
4.    Supply Side West – Las Vegas, NV. October 4-8
5.    Health Ingredients – Frankfurt, Germany. November 29-December 1

About RIBUS: RIBUS’ corporate headquarters is based in St. Louis, MO. Distributors supply countries in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Korea. RIBUS has exported to over 40 countries around the world since 1992, and its team of brokers and distributors includes over 100 sales representatives. The company produces rice extracts and rice concentrates for leading global producers in the food, beverage, pet food and dietary supplement sectors. Strict regulations and global consumer interest in non-GMO, organic, gluten-free, natural, kosher, hypoallergenic, and vegan products have fueled the growth, resulting in manufacturers around the world reformulating or creating new products to meet the rising demand. RIBUS’ patented, clean label ingredients (Nu-RICE®, Nu-BAKE®, Nu-FLOW®, and Nu-FLAC®) can help solve production issues and bring innovation to products. See http://www.RIBUS.com

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