Feed Analysis with FT-NIR Spectroscopy

Analysis of Pet Food

Pets are today an important part of people's lives. Therefore consumers trust in brands which guarantee the best quality for their individual animal, since pets of different breed, size and age often need a special nutrient profile in their diet. Pet food producers have to provide a vast variety of different products, produced at an acceptable cost.

The biggest challenge in pet food production is to keep track of the different recipes depending on the availability of the expensive raw materials. Depending on origin and season, they often show huge batch-to-batch variability. Nevertheless, feeding the least cost formulation programs with valid compositional data is essential and a fast and accurate analysis, providing results in seconds can help keeping track of the production process.

When it comes to pet food, consumers expect top quality for their loved ones. FT-NIR helps to guarantee that all nutritional values are within specification.

Bruker offers solutions based on FT-NIR spectroscopy for a fast and reliable quality control of incoming pet food ingredients as well as the finished pet food. Samples can be analyzed non-destructively in seconds, saving costs by reducing time and avoiding (any) reagent use. Analyzing by TANGO or MPA II in the lab or at-line close to production requires just filling an easy-to-clean sample cup with the solid sample and to present it to the analyzer.

FT-NIR spectroscopy offers a rapid, accurate and non-destructive tool for the analysis of:

  • Moisture
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Ash

The following more specialized parameters are available if applicable:

  • Starch
  • Total Sugar
  • Digestibility
  • NDF, ADF, NCGD
  • Cook Value

Pet Food Analysis with MPA II

Measurement of pet food in a sample cup on the integrating sphere
of the MPA II FT-NIR spectrometer


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