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Tuna meal

Tuna is very much appreciated for its meat-like texture and because it is a lean meat. Tuna oil is famous for its content of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid DHA and is often used in infant formulas to assist brain development. Tuna is also the favorite claim ingredient in wet cat diets. Skipjack tuna is predominantly used in pet food. According to the National Fisheries Institute, skipjack is one of the most frequently found species of tuna in canned and pouched products as it is particularly sustainable compared to albacore, yellowfin, and other tuna species. 

IQI sources its tuna meal from Europe or North Africa. Tuna meal is made from fresh skipjack tuna side streams of the human food production process. The tuna products are processed by cooking, drying, and grinding into a meal that can be applied to pet food directly. IQI offers tuna meal with different protein levels, from 60 to 70%, and with relatively low amounts of biogenic amines. As tuna meal is made from fresh skipjack tuna products, it contains a small amount of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid DHA, which is known for contributing to health benefits for cats and dogs. 

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