Universal Testing was opened in 1982 with service in mind. As part of Phibro Animal Health Corporation, we have acquired a great deal of expertise in the evaluation of inorganic chemicals, minerals, and pigments. We work closely with companies that serve many industries including:
- Animal feed
- Pet food
- Heavy media
We stand ready to help you address your quality needs in an effective, economic, and efficient fashion.
A different approach to ingredient evaluations...
The animal feed industry is focusing on risks that could jeopardize feed safety. Ingredient quality is at the heart of the problem.
Ingredient evaluations have shifted from checks on performance issues to investigation of feed safety issues.
- Major elements
- Minor elements
- Flowability, segregation, mixability, dispersion
Feed Safety Issues
- Heavy metals
- Dioxins, furans, PCBs
- Minor elements
Universal Testing is uniquely positioned to help you address your ingredient quality concerns by giving you insight into the best approach and giving you the best value for your testing dollars.
Call us to set up a comprehensive ingredient evaluation program.
Animal Feed / Pet Food
With extensive knowledge of the industry, we offer nutrient analysis to the animal feed and pet food industries. Fat, fiber, and protein analyses are available and can be grouped with other physical and elemental analyses, giving you opportunity to maximize your Quality Control (QC) dollars.
Inorganic Chemicals / Mineral Ores
Wet chemical titrations have been the proven methods of choice when assaying the major elemental content of ores and inorganic chemicals. At Universal Testing, we have developed Inductively Coupled Plasma spectrometric (ICP-OES and ICP-MS) methods that provide the accuracy and precision of classical wet chemical titrations, with lower costs and faster turnaround times. We have maintained the ability to run the wet chemical titrations and continue to offer them to customers who require these methods. We also utilize them as confirmatory tests to back up our ICP assays.
Every effort is made at Universal Testing to ensure the accuracy of the analyses performed. We have in place a stringent Quality Assurance Program. All data generated within the laboratory is continuously checked and monitored by our Quality Assurance professionals. This ensures that our instrumentation and procedures provide the best results possible. Our chemists are also actively involved in several professional organizations, including:
- The American Chemical Society
- AOAC International
- American Feed Industry Association.
We also participate in the AAFCO check program.