CHICAGO, September 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The unique technology that this mineral-based food additive brings to the Indonesian animal protein industry has been recognized by the Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC) as an inventor. Oil-Dri, a leading manufacturer of absorbent minerals, today announced that the Indonesian Directorate of Intellectual Property has granted patent IDP-000071991, titled “Clay Product and Its Uses”. Patent protects new mineral formulation used in existing natural food additives from Amlan, Varium® for poultry and NeoPrime® for pork, which provides animal protein producers with natural solutions to maintain gut health and optimize production efficiency. The products are sold and marketed in international markets by Amlan International, the animal health company of Oil-Dri, operating in Indonesia under the name PT Amlan Perdagangan Internasional.

“Advances in food additive research and formulation are helping to transform animal protein production by providing proven and reliable alternatives to antibiotics in food used to promote growth and productivity,” said Dan Jaffee, President and CEO, Oil-Dri Corporation of America. Jaffee is now also President and CEO of Amlan. “With Varium and NeoPrime, our team of experts have leveraged Oil-Dri’s 80 years of mineral science experience to develop a synergistic formulation of ingredients that help promote gut health and function in poultry and pigs. The Indonesian patent is further recognition of the value that our unique mineral-based products bring to producers.

With the fourth largest population in the world, demand for animal protein in Indonesia is increasing rapidly. At the same time, there is an increased need for antibiotic-free feed additives that can support the health and production of poultry and livestock, due to the restriction on the use of antibiotic growth promoters and ionophores that has been put in place. is working in Indonesia in early 2020. To meet these demands, Indonesian Animal Protein Producers need natural solutions that can maintain poultry and livestock health while ensuring economical production.

Amlan previously recognized the value that their natural mineral-based products can offer Indonesian growers and opened PT Amlan Perdagangan Internasional in 2018. The subsidiary allows Amlan’s team to partner directly with large-scale growers. to meet their production challenges. Amlan is also strategically focusing on expanding its sales and technical service team, which together with the issuance of the patent will enable it to better support Indonesian producers, helping them meet their production goals and meet the demand for high quality animals. protein.

“The Indonesian patent underscores Amlan’s commitment to transforming animal protein production as the country knows it,” said Fred Kao, vice president of global sales, Amlan International. “Feedback on Varium and NeoPrime from industry partners has been overwhelmingly positive, making it a reliable antibiotic-free alternative for growers. “

Mineral-based technology

The patent provides a methodology for the use of a natural mineral-based formulation to mitigate the effects of exposure to pathogenic bacteria and the pathogenic toxins they produce, which damage intestinal health and function. The US, China, Korea and the EU have granted similar patents for the formulation shown in Varium and NeoPrime.

Unlike antibiotics, which are designed to kill bacteria, the patented technology includes a synergistic formula of three ingredients with distinct modes of action: (1) a heat-treated mineral that facilitates the binding of pathogenic gut bacteria and pathogenic toxins that ” they produce, (2) an immunomodulator which stimulates an animal’s innate immune system to defend itself naturally against disease and (3) a source of energy for the reconstitution of intestinal epithelial cells essential for the proper functioning of intestine. When including this patented technology in animal feed, current producers have effectively eliminated the use of antibiotics to promote growth and have achieved equivalent or better results.

Company Info
Amlan is the animal health business of Oil-Dri Corporation of America, a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of absorbent minerals. Oil-Dri draws on over 80 years of mineral science expertise to selectively extract and process its unique ore for the consumer and business-to-business markets. Oil-Dri Corporation of America doing business as “Amlan International” is a publicly traded stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ODC). Amlan International sells food additives all over the world. Product availability may vary by country, associated claims do not constitute medical claims and may differ based on government requirements.

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