September 19, 2019

Ensuring Coating Consistency

Author: Punyatoya Mohapatra

Customers often ask us questions like:  “Is the adherence of the palatant consistent throughout my production process?” or “Am I applying too much or too little palatant?” Pet food manufacturers know that a consistent palatant coating leads to better product performance. AFB has the methods to measure the expected amount of palatant that adheres to […]

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August 21, 2019

Measuring Cats’ Food Enjoyment

Author: Susan Jojola

Typical cat food palatability assessment methods like two-bowl or one-bowl trials are a valuable way to evaluate food preference and acceptance.  AFB International also wanted to determine other ways to evaluate cat food enjoyment, and develop new methods that would be representative of what a pet parent might experience at home.  To learn more about […]

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July 16, 2019

Lessons Learned from 40 Years of Food Science Discovery

Author: Mary Grodie

This year marks my 40th anniversary as a food scientist, having worked in both the pet and dairy food industries. Growing up on a working farm in Pacific, Mo. and originally pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture at the University of Missouri, I didn’t anticipate spending my career in the laboratory vs. the […]

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