By Joshua A. Jendza Ph.D. – Global Technical Product Manager– BASF Corp.
The topics of feed acidification and organic acids are undergoing a bit of a renaissance as of late. With the recent US push to join Europe in curtailing the use of antibiotics for growth promotion, and industries pivoting toward gut health as a strategic market, there has been an explosion in the prevalence of companies offering novel organic acid based products on the market. With this increase in participation has come a surge of questionable marketing stories aimed at promoting these new products. The purpose of this article will be to shine a light on some of the more frequently misrepresented or misunderstood topics relating to the use of organic acids.