COVID-19 update: All of New Zealand is now at Red. More information.

AAFCO Pet Food Testing

The Nutrition Laboratory works in association with New Zealand Pet Food Manufacturers Association (NZPFMA). We can test the following aspects of pet food.

  • Ash
  • AAFCO Nutrient Profile Testing
  • AAFCO Feeding Protocols
  • Amino acid profile
  • Antigen quantitation (ELISA)
  • Complete vitamin/mineral profiles
  • Digestibility trials
  • Crude Fibre
  • Calcium/Phosphorous
  • Protein
  • Metabolisable Energy
  • Fat
  • Fatty acid profile - Linoleic, Linolenic, Omega-3&6, Arachidonic
  • Moisture
  • Shelf Life Testing
  • Water Activity
  • pH
  • Preference testing (Palatability trials)
  • Microbiological