Tyson Foods Inc. and Kemin Industries Inc. announced the opening of a new manufacturing operation that is producing palatants, pet food flavor enhancers, under the Palasurance brand.
The initiative is the result of an alliance Tyson and Kemin formed in 2008 to develop, manufacture, market and sell liquid and dry palatants to pet food companies. The goal is to provide cost-competitive, high-quality pet food palatants from the sourcing of ingredients to the food bowl. 


The operation is housed at Tyson’s animal protein facility in Scranton, Ark., which is centrally located to its Arkansas chicken processing plants. Production began in March and will be a 24-hour operation supported by the Scranton staff and may require jobs to be added in the future. The Scranton facility employs 250 people.