Pet Food Analysis
Quality Control Solutions to Manage Food Production for Companion Animals
By implementing quality control measures, pet food production facilities can maintain consistent quality, minimize the risk of product recalls, and ultimately ensure the health and well-being of pets that consume their products. KPM offers several solutions to assist pet food producers with quality assurance of raw ingredients as well as the finished product.
Moisture & Compositional Analysis
NIR technologies are a fast and effective way to manage quality parameters that can directly impact the health and wellness of our pets. Finished dry pet food calibrations are available for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, and other small mammals, to go along with reptiles, fish, and other aquatic animals.
Pet feed for herbivores, carnivores, avian
Cereals, high protein (high oil), high protein (low oil), legumes, low protein (high oil), low protein (low oil), animal proteins, milk powders
Moisture, protein, fat, fiber, ash, starch, NDF, NCGD, ADF
For a full list of ingredients and constituents analyzed refer to the calibrations documents:
NIR Analysis Solutions from KPM
SpectraStar™ XT-3 Benchtop NIR
SpectraStar™ XT-R Benchtop NIR
MCT466-SF Online NIR Sensor for Snack Food
Vision Inspection of Kibble & Treats
Just as consumers come to expect their processed food products to have a similar appearance from package-to-package, the same can be said about the appearance of their pet food. Even if the kibble, biscuit, chew, or treat is perfectly fine for the pet to consume, any variation color, shape, and other visual traits, can be a signal of poor quality to the pet owner.
Finished Dry Pet Food and Treats
- Baked and extruded kibble
- Biscuits, treats, chews, etc.
Standard Product Measurements
- Length & Width
- Piece count
- Average color
- Color blobs/regions (dark/light areas, foreign objects)
- Ovality/roundness (min, max, average)
Advanced Product Measurements
- Shape template matching
- Thermal heat seal inspection
- Adaptive length & width
- Regions of interest (holes)
- Foreign material
Easily define color specifications and acceptable upper/lower limits for each quality parameter you want to monitor on a product-by-product basis.
Defects Detection Capability
- Color anomalies (dark or light spots, non-uniform color)
- Irregular border (rough edges)
- Broken or cracked product