Ensuring the safety and nutritional value of animal feed, mixed feed, medicated feed, aqua feed, pet food, treats, and chews is the number one priority of animal feed manufacturers and is necessary when producing consumable goods.


Here’s a detailed look how this priority is met when using high-quality processing equipment to increase accuracy, expand production, and solve potential problems.

Mincing, macerating, liquefying, emulsifying, cooking, pickling, pasteurizing, preserving, and packaging. Those are all tasks done by processing equipment in the transformation of raw ingredients, by physical or chemical means, into snack food that is fit for consumption.  


Let’s take a look back through the history of food processing and the evolution it has taken from the simple hermetic bottling techniques of the early 1800s all the way to the modern, highly efficient machines of today.

The last thing you want is to lose efficiency and money with downtime caused by broken equipment. Instead, learn how to prevent problems by making wise purchases and properly maintaining your animal feed processing equipment.

The manufacturing industry has faced enormous challenges over the last 50 years, and has been forced to adapt. For example, over the last two decades the industry has shifted largely toward manufacturing of computers and electronics. Advances and innovation in technology has largely facilitated this move, although other sectors such as car manufacturers have suffered.

Similarly, due to economic and environmental changes, the food industry is facing challenges on a similar scale. A growing population, a warming climate, and shrinking natural resources will force farmers and the food industry as a whole to innovate or get left in the dust.

Farmers and people in the food industry, such as pet food and animal feed manufacturers, are no strangers to challenging circumstances and lean times. However, here are 4 innovation tips from the manufacturing industry that could help you successfully face new challenges head.

The digital age has brought monumental advancements in the way we live our lives -- many of which we take for granted every single day. However, the pet food processing industry hasn’t advanced quite as rapidly since extrusion technologies were developed in the 1950s.

That’s been changing in recent years.

Your processing equipment can make or break your success. The downtime that comes from a breakage (not to mention the secondary issues like spoiled raw materials) is enough to make any business owner or manager see red. How can you avoid this scenario? How can you make sure you get the most out of your processing equipment?

When it comes to your processing plant, even a small improvement in efficiency can reap big rewards. Being more efficient means you can do more with less - which translates into increased profits with lower overhead.

And the magical part is that there’s always a way to improve efficiencies, no matter how high-tech and fine-tuned your processes. So if you’re struggling to get the most out of your processing systems, here are 4 tips from the processing equipment experts at APEC.

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