Preserving Home Made Dog Treats
I would like to know more about using Vitamin E as a preservative. What form would you recommend powder or liquid and how much do you use is there a ratio system?
Chef's Answer ~ Here at Dog Treat Kitchen.com, we focus primarily on the home dog treat baker. Our recipes are baked fresh and then kept in the refrigerator for one or two weeks, or frozen for later enjoyment.
I assume that you are interested in baking homemade dog treats as a business, since you are interested in using preservatives. My following answers are based upon that assumption. If I'm incorrect, I apologize in advance.
There are too many variables to recommend one type or form of preservative. My best recommendation is to invest in books regarding preservatives. They can be costly, but if you are indeed starting a business, you may consider it an investment in your future. These books are sure to answer any imaginable question you may have regarding preservatives, natural inhibitors, and dough conditioners (all of which work as preservatives).
I recently wrote a review on a leading e-Book regarding How to Start a Dog Bakery Business. You may want to look it over if you are indeed starting a business. You are bound to have many questions about your new venture. The book also discusses preservatives, packaging, and expiration dates.
I hope this has helped. Happy Dog Treat Baking! :)