PerkinElmer

Application Brief

Analysis of Dry Pet Foods Using the DA 7250

Introduction

Several parameters require close monitoring during pet food production. Parameters such as moisture, protein, fat, fiber, and ash content have great impact on production costs, product quality, and nutritional value for proper feeding. It is therefore important to monitor these parameters during production to ensure that the end-product delivers quality, nutritional foods within budget.

The DA 7250 analyzer uses Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) technology which is ideal for the analysis and monitoring of parameters in pet food manufacturing. Using diode array technology, it performs multi-component analysis in less than 10 seconds. In addition to speed to results, it’s efficient to use as it requires little to no sample preparation and cleanup is a 2-button process.