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It is hard to believe that AFB International’s global headquarters first welcomed dogs into the workplace five years ago. The success of this program has far outweighed the time, energy, and research it took to get started. Dogs At Work was prompted by interest from AFB employees. They understood the…

As pet ownership and the pet food industry grows, so does the demand for quality pet food ingredients. Pet food companies and suppliers have been challenged over the last couple years to keep up with the demand. Due to this industry growth, AFB International is excited to announce in a…

July 29th is recognized as National Intern Day, a day to celebrate future leaders in the workforce. This National Intern Day, AFB and EBI would like to take some time to appreciate the interns we have had work with us throughout the years. Internships have many benefits – they can…

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Michelle Sandau, Ph.D., Director, Research & Development at AFB had the privilege of speaking at Petfood Forum in Kansas City, MO, USA in May. The topic of her presentation was “Specialty pet food formulations: Bridging the gap between emotions and science.” During this presentation, Sandau discussed bridging the gap between…

Learn about AFB – who we are and how we work – in our new video.

We are excited to be exhibiting at 5 tradeshows and expos around the world this year! These customer-facing pet food industry events are an important part of who AFB is as a company. Each event provides unique opportunities for our colleagues to connect with customers, vendors and key industry contacts…

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It’s 8 am and Greg and Phillip are beginning their day at AFB International. As they settle into the office and Greg walks to the coffee bar, he sees his coworker who asks if Phillip is here today because she has a treat for him. No, Phillip is not an…

In a recent study, AFB International’s Research and Development Team measured multiple responses during cats’ interactions with food.

AFB International was excited to attend Zoomark, Europe’s only in-person international pet industry event in 2021. Held in Bologna, Italy November 10 -12, the conference provided a chance to interact with industry professionals from all over the world.  And for AFB, after months of separation due to the pandemic, the…

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AFB International is proud to be a part of this year’s All Pet Food Day and to have the opportunity to train the leaders of the future.  At this virtual conference on August 26th, pet food professionals can get the latest updates on nutrition and processing from industry experts. Cesar…

Petfood Forum is back in person for 2021, and AFB International wants to reconnect with you! We missed the in-person interactions with our customers last year at Petfood Forum Connect, so we are excited to attend as a return exhibitor.  The in-person event will be in Kansas City, Missouri USA…

After years in the land of bicycles, stroopwafels, tulips, and Oranje, I will leave The Netherlands to return to the United States. Reflecting on the last four years, it is difficult to briefly capture all the insights I’ll take back to the US: I’ll highlight just three of them here….

The pet food industry recognizes that palatants are a main contributor of inorganic phosphorus in a finished cat food. It is also acknowledged it is a challenge to lower the level of phosphorus while maintaining palatability. Scientists at AFB succeeded in developing new feline palatant solutions to address the challenge….

Tim Koester, Product Manager at AFB International talks about our membership with the Pet Sustainability Coalition in our newest vlog. If you would like to learn more about AFB’s sustainability efforts, contact Tim Koester at tkoester@afbinternational.com.

AFB International was honored to have the opportunity to bring our palatability research to the China pet food market.  Partnering with Charlie Xie, Technical Manager for AFB China, we recently presented our research on measuring cats’ eating enjoyment at the China Online Forum – Pet Food Technology, Application and Innovation….

Ensign-Bickford Industries (EBI) embraces a set of Core Values that are a common thread across our operating companies.  As a subsidiary of EBI, AFB International is proud to share these values which form the foundation of who we are and how we conduct business. We recently celebrated Values Week at AFB…

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