Tag: pet food palatants

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…

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…

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.

In the pet food industry, business decisions about product advancement are based on comparative palatability assessments using data. Pet preferences are most often determined using two-bowl trials. Data from these or any comparisons must be carefully analyzed to tell an accurate story. The first step in this analysis is to…

People expend a great deal of effort making food taste good.  Is it any wonder that our pets respond to food flavors as well?  Not only do we want pets to enjoy mealtime, we want to ensure they’re getting proper nutrition to support a vibrant, healthy life. Our recent video…

AFB International is excited to be part of the Petfood Forum CONNECT virtual event to be held September 9 – 10 and September 15 – 17.  This new digital experience offers a unique way to interact, learn and share with key members of the pet food industry.  You will be…

Creating a product that satisfies a cat’s preference can be challenging. Drivers such as aroma, taste and temperature are important in determining if a cat will prefer a particular food. A cat’s teeth are made for shearing and tearing, thus making kibble texture and size another factor in determining which…

Pet treats are big business.  Sales growth in this category regularly outpaces the pet food market, and is expected to continue increasing year-over-year.  However, treats are held to a higher standard of palatability than other pet food, since pet parents expect their cat or dog to readily accept a treat. …

Aroma and taste are important variables in pet food palatability. However, our canine and feline companions can’t tell us what aroma they smell or flavors they taste, so how do we know which pet food they prefer? Electronic sensors have the ability to help scientists analyze the overall smell and…

AFB International was honored to receive the 2019 Saint Louis Zoo Foundation award. Michelle Sandau, Director of Research and Development, accepted the award on AFB’s behalf at the 28th Annual Marlin Perkins Society Celebration.  Accompanying Michelle at the event were AFB employees Sarah Anderson, Becca Calvin, Debbie Francis, Jamie Klein,…