Unlike the detailed list of nutritional requirements for human food, pet food in North America must only report on four main values in their Guaranteed Analysis on the label: protein, fat, fiber, and moisture. Additional nutrients must be included if they are called out specifically on the label, but manufacturers can also voluntarily add more nutrients to provide consumers with more information or further demonstrate the nutritional value of their products. One voluntary "nutrient" that shows up with surprising frequency in these lists is actually "Ash". But ash in the analysis doesn't actually mean ash is in the food. Rather, it explains the process by which mineral content is determined.Read More…
Elemental Analysis, Separation Science, And Metallography News By LECO
May 26, 2023
Analysing animal feed samples for moisture and ash content can be a tedious and time-consuming task for labs and companies in the food and feed industry. However, with LECO's TGA801, this process can be streamlined and automated to save time and reduce manual labor.Read More…
February 24, 2023
Pet ownership has increased over the last few years, when an explosive boom during the COVID-19 lockdowns showing no signs of stopping. Over 70% of American households have at least one pet, with most of those homes having at least one cat or dog. As pet ownership continues to rise, so too does the demand for pet food.Read More…
October 14, 2022
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Dr. Belen Morales, Head of Analytical Services talked with LECO about how the Sheffield Assay Office serves its customers, the technologies and types of analysis employed to meet the clients' requirements, the scope of treated sample range, and the role LECO is playing in this context.
LECO solutions for wastewater and sewage sludge – Automated Moisture, ASH and Volatile Determination in Sewage Sludge
Sludge is a fundamental part of the water treatment process and the main residue of the purification treatments.Read More…
May 17, 2022
A Small Overview and Comparison
The protein content in food and feeds is one of the parameters that are commonly analysed within most routine control samples in a food laboratory. Generally, the two most used reference methods/technologies are the wet chemistry method after Kjeldahl and the combustion method after Dumas.Read More…
Year after year, the popularity of juice continues to rise. As consumers become more health- and environmentally-conscious, juice has risen to the forefront as a sustainable, vegan, and nutritious beverage option. It certainly doesn't hurt that with the pandemic, people have shifted to entertaining at home and making their own mixed drinks with juices as mixers. But how does juice actually hold up to nutritional demands?Read More…
March 10, 2022
eFOOD-Lab International – Interview with Express Micro Science
Express Micro Science (EMS) is the only food nutritional laboratory in Scotland, serving clients in food, leisure, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries. For more than ten years, they've had constant, steady growth. But after they added protein determination to their services, they struggled with their instruments and results. Finally, in 2020, after five years of frustration, they chose to replace their old instruments with the LECO protein determinators.
March 1, 2022
Effective Analysis of Dairy Products
The analysis of dairy products is an important part of the LECO product portfolio for food analysis. LECO systems control the quality, food safety and nutrition facts of milk and dairy products.. Moisture/Ash/Protein determination, precise, fast, accurate in liquid and solid matrixes. Raw milk, cream, curt, milk powder or cheese – no special sample treatment with low analysis costs.