The Microbac Difference


The pet food industry has unique testing requirements and Microbac is here to meet those needs. From local start-ups to nationally recognized manufacturers and distributors, partner with us for your pet food and specialty pet food testing needs. Let our team of dedicated experts help ensure that you are providing the safest foods and treats for pets.

We offer a wide range of tests to meet your pet food needs. Whether you're just starting out and need to determine your Guaranteed Analysis to meet AAFCO guidelines or expanding and need specialized testing to help your brand stand out from the crowd, we are here to help you get your product to consumers by meeting your unique testing needs.

Pet Food Testing Packages at Microbac

Our pet food testing packages have been carefully designed in accordance with AAFCO guidelines to provide you with simple, commonly requested testing options.


Per AAFCO guidelines, you will need to determine guaranteed minimums for protein and fat and guaranteed maximums for fiber and moisture. You will want to account for variance between batches and analytical variance with your guaranteed analysis results.

Microbac's Most Popular Packages

Guaranteed Analysis

The basic package to help meet AAFCO guidelines. Levels are provided to help you determine the maximum percent crude fiber and moisture and minimum crude protein and crude fat. Ash and kilocalories are included to help meet the Feed Instructions guidelines.


Mineral testing can help with nutritional claims to the guaranteed analysis to meet labeling requirements.

Microbiology Screen

Screen for common food-borne pathogens and indicator organisms to ensure food quality and safety.

Specialized testing is offered to help with nutritional claims

  • Amino Acid Profile
  • Fatty Acid Profile
  • Mycotoxin Screen
  • Shelf Life Testing

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Microbac Pet Food Testing Packages


Tests Included

Sample Type

Sample Size Needed

Turnaround Time

Guaranteed Analysis*

Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Crude Fiber, Moisture, Ash, Kilocalories

Dry and Wet Pet Food, Treats


7 Business Days


Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc

Dry and Wet Pet Food, Treats


5 Business Days

Microbiology Screen

Aerobic Plate Count, Total Coliforms, E. coli, Salmonella, Yeast & Mold Count

Dry and Wet Pet Food, Treats, Environmental Swabs


5 Calendar Days

Amino Acid Profile

Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Taurine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine

Dry and Wet Pet Food, Treats


10 Business Days

Fatty Acid Profile

Fatty Acid Panel: Total Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, Polyunsaturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat

Omega Fatty Acid Panel: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Omega-9 Fatty Acids, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA), Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)

Dry and Wet Pet Food, Treats


10 Business Days

Mycotoxin Screen

Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2), Ochratoxin A, Deoxynivalenol (DON), Fumonisin, Zearalenone

Dry and Wet Pet Food, Treats


10 Business Days

*Minimums and Maximums are not provided

Shelf Life Testing for Pet Food

Determine the longevity of your pet food and treats to protect your four-legged consumers. Our shelf-life testing protocols are tailor-made to suit your specific needs and product type.

Food Safety Matters and EMP for Pet Food

As your partner in this expanding industry, we understand that food safety matters. From raw materials to the final product, let us give you and your customers peace of mind where food-borne pathogens and indicator organisms are concerned. We can also help with your environmental monitoring program, helping you meet your local regulatory requirements.

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