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Eurofins is your local pet food safety partner.

From basic guaranteed analysis assays to full packages that prove nutritional adequacy by AAFCO standards, Eurofins knows your territory. In addition to complex chemistries, we support every segment of the pet food industry through reliable pathogen, indicator organism, and general microbiological assays. And Eurofins’ pioneering scientists assess production processes and collaborate with your team to develop the environmental monitoring program (EMP) that’s right for your facility.

Maintain Your High-Quality Product

In addition to evaluating microbiological adulterants, Eurofins can verify label claims through meat speciation and GMO trait detection. Regular participation in check sample programs and other ring-test activities ensure that we maintain the highest level of quality possible. We are also proud to serve the animal supplement industries as a preferred supplier of testing for the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC).

Nutrition

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...

Microbiology

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:

Allergens
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...

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As you may know, the FAMI-QS code has gone through an update to version 6. The Secretariat announced that there will be a 3-year transition to version 6 from version 5.1. The transition already started on October 2, 2017. As your certification body, we would like to provide you with the following timetable of activities and clarifying information.


In November, Eurofins was privileged to join with FSSC to host a webinar reviewing the changes to ISO 22000:2018 and FSSC 22000 V5. A key component of the information presented was the transition timeline, which can be viewed here.


For microbiology both quantity and quality matter, and microbiological methods are classified as being either quantitative or qualitative. Which category they fall into is based on what type of data is actually collected and reported.


Here we are in the third post of a six-post series focusing on pet food, pet treat, and pet supplement testing considerations. We have explored guaranteed analysis and other testing considerations such as shelf life and microbes. This time around I’ll expand on a topic that people often view as less a food safety issue and more of a palatability issue: Rancidity.


The success of such programs hinges not only on consistent implementation and testing, but also on the effective swabbing of your plant. Below are the top 5 mistakes our experts see plants make when sampling and submitting swabs and sponges for testing.


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