Patent Number: 7,611,701

Title: Preparation of phytase-containing granulates for use in animal feed

Abstract: A process for the preparation of an enzyme-containing granulate is disclosed where an aqueous enzyme-containing liquid is mixed with an edible carbohydrate-based solid carrier, such as starch, mechanically processed into granules, and subsequently dried. This enzyme granulate is suitable for the manufacture of animal feed compositions by mixing feed ingredients with the granulate, treating with steam and pelleting. The compositions optimally show improved enzyme stability during the pelleting process.

Inventors: Barendse; Rudolph Carolus Maria (Delft, NL), Meesters; Gabriel Marinus Henricus (Delft, NL), Harz; Hans-Peter (Dudenhofen, NL)

Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: A61K 38/46 (20060101); A23K 1/18 (20060101); A61K 38/43 (20060101); A61K 38/47 (20060101); A61K 38/54 (20060101); C12N 11/02 (20060101); C12N 11/10 (20060101); C12N 11/12 (20060101); C12N 9/96 (20060101); C12N 9/98 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017