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 •  December 12, 2016

Author: Daryl Prosser As AFB International’s director of procurement, I’m responsible for tracking factors that can affect the supply chain for key ingredients used in the pet food industry. At the end of each year, I take a look back at the events that unfolded during the past year and try to anticipate trends and hurdles in pet food and palatant...

AFB International

 •  November 28, 2016

Author: Mackenzie Deeker ANIMAL CARE: IMPACTS ON PALATABILITY RELIABILITY
At AFB International, we partner with pet food companies around the world to ensure pets have palatable foods they will eat—and enjoy—while meeting their nutritional needs. We measure palatability by “asking” pets to indicate what they prefer through their eating behavior....

AFB International

 •  October 11, 2016

Author: Susan Jojola At AFB, we’re passionate about helping our customers develop nutritionally sound foods that pets enjoy. We often work with pets to measure food-related behaviors—from number of visits to the bowl to how long it takes to finish food and how much was consumed—and we’re always looking for new ways to enhance our understanding of...

AFB International

 •  September 28, 2016

Author: Han Laumen Pet food palatability is the result of what we at AFB International call “the triangle of palatability success”: ingredients, palatants and processing. Fats can provide important functions on all three sides of the triangle, something I see daily in my role as research and development director at AFB’s European headquarters in...

AFB International

 •  September 12, 2016

Author: Jay Harrison To receive meaningful information from an experiment, you first must know the question you want to answer, then design the experiment to answer it. As AFB International’s principal biostatistician, that’s an important part of my job. I help design experiments to determine whether two pet food palatants are equivalent.
This...

AFB International

 •  August 15, 2016

Author: Sarah Gershenson As the palatability performance people, we pride ourselves on our strong relationships with customers and experts in the industry. Our customer-facing teams around the world are seen as the experts in palatability. I posed the question to a few of them: What are some of the most frequently asked questions you receive from...

AFB International

 •  July 20, 2016

Author: Jackie Levin At AFB International, safety is the most important thing we manage every day. To protect our employees and our customers—both the four-legged variety and the pet food companies who take care of their nutrition needs—we hold ourselves to the highest safety standards in the industry. Our Safety Goal
 At the most basic level,...

AFB International

 •  June 28, 2016

At AFB International, a common question we receive from customers is, “How can we be sure we’re achieving palatant coating consistency on our kibble?”
In my role as AFB analytical chemistry manager, I often assist customers in answering this question—an important one, because uniform palatant application has been positively correlated to better...

AFB International

 •  June 16, 2016

Interzoo 2016 has concluded in Nuremberg…and it’s one for the record books. Drawing 39,000 visitors (up 5% over 2014’s show) from more than 90 countries and 1,818 exhibitors (up 7%) from 61 countries, this international pet trade show was the largest ever of its kind. And it was a highly successful show for AFB International, too, with an open and...

AFB International

 •  May 18, 2016

If you’re in the pet industry, Interzoo is considered the global “place to be.” It’s the world's largest pet trade show held every two years in Nuremberg, Germany. In 2014, more than 37,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors from more than 60 countries took part. Now Interzoo 2016 is just around the corner—May 26 to 29—and promises to be even bigger...