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The key to quality pet food. Every pet food product has an ideal range of water activity. Mastering moisture levels helps maximize nutrition, safety, and flavor.

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Water activity: A better moisture metric for pet food

Find the ideal water activity range for your pet food product that maximizes profit, nutrition, and tastiness while keeping it safe from microbes and mold.
Market insights2 min read

Pet food meets precision. Water activity is a key indicator for the most innovative–and commercially successful–pet food companies. Measuring with precision helps those brands guarantee quality.

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Hampshire Pet Products
Complex pet treats made simple.

With the help of SKALA and AQUALAB, Hampshire reduced scrap, increased yield, and ensured that their customers get perfectly consistent products every time.
Case Studies3 min read
Hampshire Pet Products

Fast, accurate, safe. AQUALAB instruments lead the industry in water activity and moisture content measurement, helping keep your batches safe, your shipments running and your production at top performance.

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Ensure quality. Water activity is correlated with many reactions that impact or end shelf life. Keep your batches safe, consistent and ready-to-clear for every shipment.

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How to predict moisture migration with water activity

Water activity, not water content, predicts how water will migrate. Knowing your ingredients’ aW levels can help you determine how to process, formulate and package.
Expertise library3 min read
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Real-time data for process control in food manufacturing

Most companies log data. Only the best use it to their competitive advantage. Here's how the right tools can transform your data into a clear and profitable course of action.
Expertise library3 min read
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How water activity controls microbial growth

Microorganisms rely on water for growth – without it, they're forced to go dormant. But how do you know how much water is available and which microbes will grow?
Expertise library4 min read
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"Measuring water activity after baking allowed more quality control before drying. More than what we saw with moisture content."

 - Todd Dunlop, Director of Quality Assurance and R&D | Hampshire Pet Products

Upgrade to AQUALAB. Improve your pet product's quality, taste and safety. AQUALAB instruments bring accuracy and speed to both lab and line.

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AQUALAB 3

Lightning-fast total moisture analysis to tighten process control and boost quality. Combine moisture content and water activity in one device.
  • MC + aw in one
  • Results in 60 seconds
  • For the lab or the line
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ROS 1

Modernize moisture content analysis with ROS 1’s automated workflow and keen precision for food manufacturers.
  • Reference method MC
  • 9 samples, automated
  • Sample agnostic, no programs
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Webinar

Market Snapshot:
Pet Food

We bought bags of kibble from a variety of retailers. We tested big brands alongside small niche companies. The result? A market snapshot of thirteen pet food brands. In this quick 15 minute webinar, Scott Campbell (CEO of METER Group, Inc. USA) reviews the findings.

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Learn, apply, grow. Discover everything you need to know about optimizing pet food aw and MC in our Knowledge Base.

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Introduction to water activity (aw): The beginner's guide to water activity's role in food production

Water activity (aw) is directly related to the microbial susceptibility of food products and is correlated with many of the reactions that end shelf life in foods. Learn why water activity measurements in food are so powerful.
Education guides4 min read
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The food manufacturer’s complete guide to water activity

For a cheap ingredient, water can cause a lot of expensive problems in the food industry. The best way to understand water in your product is by learning about water activity (aw).
Education guides20 min read
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The beginner's guide to measuring yield and waste in food manufacturing

Understanding and eliminating waste is a powerful way to boost profits – but where to start? We recommend exploring these seven common methods for waste reduction.
Education guides8 min read