Overview

Idaho Dehydration and Processing, LLC (“idapro”) is the leader in producing premium quality white potato for the pet food industry. idapro's current manufacturing plant is in Burley, Idaho with warehousing facilities in Filer, ID and Rupert, ID. idapro plans on expanding to better support their customer base around the nation. idapro's goal is to provide a consistent and superior product that exceeds industry standards and customer expectations.


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Overview

History of Idapro

idapro was founded in 2007 by Jeremy Anderson and Nate Robinson, with extensive experience on all sides of the potato industry. The founders saw a need for high quality domestically grown and manufactured white potatoes in the pet food market. Using their respective experience, they spent the next few years assembling their team and developing the most efficient method to dehydrate potato by product. The result was a high quality dried white potato specifically designed for the extrusion process used in the pet food industry.

During its first year of operations, idapro entered into a strategic marketing agreement with 3D Corporate Solutions 3D Corporate Solutions, a leading supplier of ingredients to the pet food industry. This partnership created a barrier to entry, which has enabled idapro to gain and maintain a valuable market share.

History of idapro

The Industry

Grain free dog foods have become the favorite for those wanting to more closely mimic a dog's natural diet and lessen the risk of food allergies. idapro White Potato is the leading hypoallergenic carbohydrate used in the pet food industry. However, prior to idapro, consistent supplies of quality white potato have created operational and pricing issues that have sidelined many mainstream manufacturers.

The Industry

Supply

idapro has and plans on strategically locating our processing facilities in high yield potato producing regions.

Supply

Research and Development

idapro has invested a substantial amount of time and resources developing the intellectual and proprietary process it uses to create its product. idapro is constantly looking for ways to make their existing product even better as well as identifying new markets for expansion.

Reseach and Development

The Science

What makes the idapro product revolutionary?

idapro’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Tony Bello has worked closely with his team to develop a pet food grade potato that is scientifically designed to outperform traditional potato flakes, granules and flours in extruded pet food. Simply put, the process for making idapro potato is designed to create optimum starch performance during the extrusion process in pet food applications. Our state of the art process begins as the raw potato stream is minimally cooked in order to achieve the optimum state of starch structure for the extrusion processing needed in producing pet food products. This optimally cooked starch state allows for 30% to 50% increase in throughput without causing any unnecessary shutdowns or breakdowns during extrusion processing of pet food potato based product formulations. Our user friendly starch state makes the idapro product uniquely attractive to pet food manufactures with a high inclusion of starch in their process. idapro potato pet food formulations perform better in texture, flavor and color due to optimum browning reactions in the presence of reducing sugars (glucose and fructose) during finish drying of the extruded pet foods.

The Science