Powdered Cellulose, Safe? Sustainable? Natural?

Is Powdered Cellulose Safe?

  • Powdered cellulose is manufactured by standard pulping technology.
  • No pesticides are used in the process.
  • Paper pulp and the powdered cellulose milled from it have very low water activity.
  • Powdered cellulose is not susceptible to mold, mycotoxins or aflatoxins.
  • Powdered cellulose products are periodically checked for pesticide residues, with results below detectable or allowed limits.
  • Powdered cellulose products are also periodically checked for the presence of heavy metals.
  • Monitoring results are below 1.0 ppm for heavy metals.

Is the Production of Powdered Cellulose Sustainable?

  • PetFibe™ Powdered Cellulose is a co-product derived from the production of wood and paper products.
  • PetFibe™ paper pulp suppliers are committed to source only legally harvested wood fiber from sustainably managed forests.
  • The suppliers are certified by one or more of the recognized third party Safe Forest Management Certification Standards such as FSC, SFI, PEFC, CSA and ATFS.

How Can Powdered Cellulose Be Labeled?

  • Powdered cellulose and cellulose pellet products meet the definition of “natural” as stated in the 2011 Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials Incorporated (AAFCO).
  • PetFibe™ Powdered Cellulose meets the AAFCO definition of “Powdered Cellulose” as it is derived from pulp.