MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Cargill’s Regenasure glucosamine HCl is now Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in pet food and/or animal feed of dogs, cats and horses. An independent panel of experts composed of veterinarians completed a comprehensive review of the product’s safety and toxicology data and issued a favorable GRAS opinion. 

Regenasure glucosamine is the only GRAS, fully traceable vegetarian glucosamine produced exclusively in the U.S. available for the pet food industry, Cargill said. The panel determined that Regenasure glucosamine can be safely consumed by dogs, cats and horses under the conditions of its intended use. 

“Regenasure glucosamine has been a staple of the human dietary supplement and functional food markets for more than a decade,” said Mike Fleagle, Regenasure brand manager, Cargill. “Today’s announcement assures pet food manufacturers that they can safely incorporate Regenasure glucosamine in the products they sell to the companion animal joint health market. Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on glucosamine’s impact on joint health in companion animals.” 

Because Regenasure glucosamine is sourced and manufactured directly by Cargill. The company’s quality control program provides traceability throughout the production process.

Regenasure glucosamine is produced by Cargill in Eddyville, Iowa, U.S., with all raw materials sourced in North America. It is sold as an easy-to-use dry powder ingredient, packaged in 25 kg boxes or 450 kg super sacks.