Pet food analysis

Producers of dry pet food, wet pet food and treats can use NIR to optimise use of expensive raw materials and deliver consistent product quality

Where can you analyse

  • Raw material reception

    Fast methods for monitoring raw material quality

    Reject out-of-spec materials
    Pay the right price for incoming raw materials
    Segregate raw materials
    Better enable least cost formulation
  • At the mixer – process control

    Control your mixing process in real-time

    Measure parameters to ensure efficient mixing time
    Spot dosing problems for early rework decisions
    Ensure production meets requirements
  • After the cooler – process control

    Optimise drying and coating processes

    Adjust moisture levels to avoid excessive drying and energy consumption
    Control addition of fats and oils to reduce over dosage and save costs
    Monitor production trends for early trouble shooting
    Adjust moisture and fat addition closer to target values
  • Final product

    Secure final product quality

    Ensure composition meets final product specifications
    Documents processes and ensure compliance with pet food testing guidelines
    Avoid customer claims and protect brand

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“Instead of doing things by the wet chemistry method, with results taking 1-2 days we have results in less than a minute”

The NIRS™ DS3 builds on a long legacy of successful FOSS analytical solutions. In this video interview, quality controllers at the Cobadu feed plant in Spain explain how rapid and versatile testing provides key data on incoming raw materials and products in production.

High performing calibrations for multiple parameters

FOSS global ANN calibrations offers customers easy access to high performing calibrations without the need to spend a lot of money on building own calibrations and chemometrics competences

Cereals and grains, protein meals, vegetal and animal by-products and pet food

Moisture, protein, fat, fiber, starch and ash. Colour and other advanced parameters also available

Connected industry solutions

For any industry player, from single plants to multi-national organisations, connected analytical solutions can help you improve the consistency of pet food products while boosting your profit through razor-sharp control of the use of expensive raw materials and additives.

NIRS DS3 Product Picture


Exceptional accuracy for a wide range raw materials and pet food products. Offers wide range of parameters on many different product types.

Get full control of your pet food production. Ensure the quality of incoming raw materials, optimise blends in the mixer and check final product quality.

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ProFoss™ 2

In-line pet food analysis for accurate real-time measurement.

The ProFoss™ 2 in-line pet food solution offers continuous measurements of animal feed analysis parameters directly in the pet food processing line using NIR.

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FoodScan™ 2

Fast, easy and accurate analyser for wet pet food production. The FoodScan™ 2 is ideal for controlling and optimizing use of raw materials and production processes.

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NIRS™ DA1650

The NIRS™ DA1650 analyser is a robust and easy to use analyser for routine control of basic parameters in raw materials and final pet food

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