Wet food prepared with FSG

We use FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) to prepare our wet food. It was developed in the kitchen and not in the feed industry. The method is based on techniques often used by culinary chefs to make meat tastier and healthier by using meat juices. FSG is a carefully selected combination of these cooking techniques, adapted to the physical needs and tastes of dogs.

FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) is a process in which fresh meat is cooked in its own nutrient-rich meat juice, just like in the kitchen. Our wet food is created using the short cooking technique. This cooking technique only works in the Tetra Recart® carton because this enables the core temperature of the fresh meat to be reached more quickly via the narrow sides than in a can.

The FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) process produces the important properties of our wet food that are so highly valued by dog lovers:

FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) retains the biologically important nutrients in our wet food. This is because of

  • the nutritious meat juices in fresh meat,
  • the reduced cooking time compared to conventional wet food in tins and
  • the fact that the meat juices are not diluted.
Particularly nutritious

FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) is a real treat for your dog:

  • Fresh meat (muscle meat, no offal) is cooked in its pure form in its juices. This means that no water is added.
  • The quick cooking technique, a gentle cooking method in the Tetra Recart® carton, means that the flavour is not lost during cooking, as is often the case with tinned meat.

A real treat
FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) makes our wet food highly digestible and extremely utilisable. This is due to the large amount of fresh meat, which is what makes FSG possible in the first place. Dogs' digestive systems are designed for meat. This means that dogs digest meat faster and also utilise it more effectively than humans. This is why wet food prepared with FSG is naturally easily digested and effectively utilised. The resulting faeces are consequently small, stable in shape and do not have an offensive odour. The faecal texture makes it easier for your dog to defecate (once or twice a day).
Highly digestible

With FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) , fresh meat is cooked only in its own meat juice. Since no water or broth is added, wet food cooked in meat juice remains entirely undiluted. This is also why a feeding portion of food that is cooked in meat juice is significantly less than that of most other wet foods. Less food is easier on the stomach and digestive system, which has a positive effect on long-term health.

Very yielding

Wet food prepared with FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) contain only the necessary carbohydrates for your dog’s health and these are gluten-free, wheat-free, soya-free and GMO-free as too many carbohydrates slow down the digestion and are a common cause of tartar. By reducing the amount of carbohydrates to the quantity necessary for health

  • the digestion eases,
  • the tartar formation reduces.
Highly digestible

FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) prepares dog food in the same way as high-quality human food is made. It makes dog food equivalent to human food. At first glance, this may sound a bit excessive to some dog owners. But it’s not, since the dog is (wo)man’s best friend. The dog left the forest to spend its life with humans some 15,000 years ago. Today, the dog shares our habitat and feels like a real member of the family. The forest continues to be great fun, but not as an alternative way of life. The family has now replaced the pack. Formerly, its standing in the pack had a strong influence on its well-being. Today, it is its position within the family. Consequently, dogs should not feel worse off in any area of life than the other members of the family.
We therefore do not call food cooked with FSG ‘dog food’. After all, a real family member or best friend does not receive feed.

In a world full of advertising slogans, it’s pretty hard to tell the good from the bad.
This is also why we have decided to commission TÜV SÜD ELAB (now ELAB Analytik GmbH) to regularly and independently test our dog food made from FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) and to publish all test parameters online for everyone to see.

The test parameters are formulated as questions:

Is the wet food prepared with FSG genuinely made with the advertised amount of fresh meat?

  • Yes, this was confirmed by the regular and independent test.

Are the declarations on the packaging correct?

  • Yes, this was confirmed by the regular and independent test.

Is the wet food prepared with FSG safe with regard to harmful substances such as germs, bacteria (Enterobacteriaceae, E. coli, presumptive Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus, Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella and others), yeasts/moulds as well as heavy metals and mycotoxins?

  • Yes, this was confirmed by the regular and independent test.

Further information is available at: www.elab-analytik.de/platinum-english/

Dog food tested by ELAB Analytik GmbH

For tinned food to reach its core temperature, the tins are heated significantly longer than Tetra Recart® cartons due to their shape. The tinned meat is often overcooked at the edges by the time the meat in the centre of the tin reaches its core temperature. As the meat cooks away, so does the flavour of the tinned meat. For this reason, wet food made by FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) is only available in the Tetra Recart® carton.
Compared to tins, Tetra Recart® cartons are also

  • More environmentally friendly
  • More space-saving and
  • Easier to use

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Fresh meat for your dog without raw feeding

Even a quick glance at a dog's dentition shows unmistakably: it is made for meat. Canine teeth and carnassial teeth are not found in an herbivore. As the dog’s intestine is short it is optimised for the absorption of nutrients from meat – It is shorter than it is in humans and also significantly shorter than the intestine of a pure herbivore.
Therefore, the structure of the dog’s body leaves no doubt that physical well-being and lasting health can be achieved with meat as the main component of the diet. For this reason, PLATINUM's focus has always been fresh meat. When we talk about meat we are talking about fresh meat and not about meat meal und animal by-products.
Meat meal is produced when the nutrient-rich meat juice and the natural fat content are extracted from the fresh meat applying high temperatures and high pressure.
Meat meal is not tasty and it is significantly less nutritious than fresh meat. That is why there is no meat meal roast on the table on Sundays and no meat meal in our dog food.

Dog food prepared with FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) is no ordinary dog food

Meat becomes more digestible by heating. Scientists of Harvard University have found out that proteins denatured by heat, can be digested faster than raw meat. This is valid for humans as for animals. Furthermore, heating the meat kills any pathogens (germs and bacteria) that may be present, which spares the body an energy consuming defence against infection.
That is why we use fresh meat to prepare our food. The method of preparing is called FSG (Fleischsaftgarung). In this process, fresh meat is cooked only in its own meat juice as in the kitchen. We are not talking about everyday kitchen, but gourmet cuisine, where chefs use special cooking methods to prepare meat tastier and also healthier, thanks to the meat juice. FSG combines a selection of these cooking methods to prepare a delicious and nutritious meal. Adapted to the nutritional needs of the dog, our quality food is a big step forward for the dog. The dog sees itself as a real member of the family and not as a wolf.

Industrial wet food (dog food)

Wet food is mainly available in cans, bowls or pouches. There is one similarity between all of them: cans, bowls or pouches filled with raw mass are cooked for over an hour to produce wet food (dog food).
We imagine wet food as meat we know from the kitchen, which is cooked best in its own juice and combined with a little vegetable, potato or rice. But this is not wet food, it is wet nutrition. Wet food (dog food) only pretends to be like wet nutrition (dog food). In fact, a variety of ways are applied by wet food suppliers to make wet food look like wet nutrition (dog food). There is wet feed (dog food) that appears like pieces of meat. Often there are animal by-products as an essential ingredient in the wet food. It is not uncommon that there is water added, in order to increase the volume. You can recognise wet food which is watered down by a moisture level close to 80%. Wet food diluted with water often needs odourants and flavours to become attractive to dogs. In addition, wet food to which water has been added requires the dog to consume bigger quantity to satisfy its nutritional requirements. Such a wet food puts more strain on the stomach and digestive system than natural wet food.

Wet nutrition instead of wet dog food

Wet food is produced by the short-cooking method of FSG (Fleischsaftgarung). In this process, fresh meat is heated only in its own meat juice for a very short time. This is possible only in the Tetra-Recart® carton because the core temperature of the fresh meat is reached particularly fast by applying heat to the narrow sides. The short-cooking method of FSG preserves the natural nutrients of meat and meat juice. The dog's digestive system is made for digesting meat. That is why wet food prepared with FSG can be excellently converted into energy and can be used for the body. Wet food prepared with FSG is natural, because the volume has not been increased by boiling water. Therefore, the sufficient quantity of food that covers the dog's needs is significantly lower compared to most wet feed offer. This relieves the stomach and digestive system, which has a positive effect on long-term health. Dog food prepared with FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) comes without flavour enhancers, without attractants and without odourants and of course without any preservatives.

Overall, wet food prepared with FSG (Fleischsaftgarung) is suitable for all dog breeds.