Rapid Analysis throughout the Pet Food Production Process

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Summary

CEM equipment has been trusted for over 40 years, as a source of dependable process control. The ORACLE™, SMART 6™, Phoenix BLACK™, and Sprint®instruments all provide rapid and direct analysis for pet food manufacturing and process control. To demonstrate the ability of the ORACLE, SMART 6, Phoenix BLACK, and Sprint to accurately and reliably determine the fat, moisture, ash, and protein content throughout the pet food manufacturing process, an assortment of in-process and finished product samples were obtained and analyzed.

Introduction

With increasing competition in the pet food industry, manufacturers need to ensure the product they make is not only up to the expectation of the consumers, but economically viable, so the product can be offered at a competitive price. Moisture, fat, and protein are three of the most important and expensive components of both wet and dry pet foods. Whether testing protein of incoming meats, fat content in finished kibble, or water concentration of the flour additives, not having an accurate analysis of these ingredients will lower yields and result in a loss in revenue. The ORACLE and SMART 6 are able to analyze both incoming raw meats and finished dry products for moisture and solids, as well as fat. The Phoenix BLACK can analyze any sample for ash or bone content, and the Sprint directly analyzes any food product for true protein.