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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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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January 23, 2018

AFB Educates the Next Generation of Veterinarians on the Importance of Palatability

Author: John Vergeer

​Pet food nutrition and pet food palatability might seem unrelated, but they indeed are strictly connected. Even veterinarians – especially those early in their careers – might well be nutrition experts, but their palatability knowledge can be rather limited. That’s why AFB International was happy to accept an invitation to hold a half-day seminar on this subject to advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty in Teramo, Italy.

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