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Eurofins’ laboratories have provided analytical services to the highly specialized pet food industry for many years. Our suite of test offerings ranges from basic guaranteed analysis assays to full packages containing all parameters required to prove nutritional adequacy by AAFCO standards.

Regular participation in check sample programs and other ring-test activities ensures that our laboratories maintain the highest possible level of quality. We are also proud to support the animal supplement industries as a preferred supplier of testing for the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). Eurofins' pet food and pet supplement testing services include:


Eurofins Nutrition Analysis Center provides robust services in nutritional testing for analyses in pet food. Nutritional testing can be performed through a variety of certified methods depending on the type of nutrient and testing requirements.

- Proximate
- Carbohydrate
- Fatty Acid
- Vitamins
- Fats and oils testing
- More...


In addition to complex chemistries, Eurofins supports every segment of the pet food industry through reliable pathogen, indicator organism, and general microbiological assays. Learn more...

Part of pathogen mitigation also includes a strong environmental monitoring program (EMP). Eurofins’ team of experts is experienced in assessing production processes in their entirety and is able to assist with EMP development. Learn more...

Environmental Monitoring Programs

Part of pathogen mitigation also includes a strong environmental monitoring program (EMP). Eurofins’ team of experts is experienced in assessing production processes in their entirety and is able to assist with EMP development. Learn more...

Label Claims

Special label claims can add value to your products and improve consumer perception of your brand. Eurofins can support your pet food label claims with verified analysis for:

GMO trait identification
Meat speciation and identification

Infrared Analysis

Eurofins QTA is a cloud-based solution that can be incorporated into any quality program and in-line processes. Learn more...

Auditing & Certification

In today’s global marketplace, consumers, regulatory officials, and key industry players are demanding assurance of safe, quality products. In response to this increased demand, suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers are adopting advanced certification programs to verify that their products meet customer and regulatory expectations.

Eurofins has taken an active role in pet food safety and has experts in the field. Eurofins Food Safety Systems provides SQF and AFIA certification for the pet food industry. Learn more...

Shelf Life Testing

Using state-of-the-art stability chambers our shelf life testing protocols ensure that products are kept at specific temperatures and humidity levels throughout the duration of the study. Each study is tailored to your specific needs and the product type. Eurofins has extensive experience with stability and shelf life studies in pet food. Learn More...


News & Resources

In this digital conference Eurofins experts, industry partners and food safety thought leaders guide attendees through a discussion of the latest solutions and controls for persistent pet food manufacturing issues.

Eurofins Food Safety Systems client Northwest Naturals received a wonderful experience with their SQF auditor, Alan Baumfalk.

Eurofins Scientific has provided analytical services to the pet food industry for many years, offering highly-regarded expertise in a variety of matrices. The Eurofins Nutrition Analysis Center in Des Moines, Iowa offers complete testing services in support of the Association for American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) standard for dog and cat food labeling requirements.

What is L-Carnitine and what is its function in your pet food nutritional blend? Eurofins experts explain it all in this infographic!

Cats and Taurine - Why is taurine important for cats' diets? Eurofins works with pet food manufacturers to test for taurine

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