Manufacturing & Quality Control
Nutribyte uses a renowned factory, fully approved by Act 36 of 1947, to manufacture the Nutribyte range. We are proud to say that we use a fixed formula on all diets, meaning that every batch of Nutribyte made is exactly the same as the last. This allows for a healthier lifestyle and avoids nutritional imbalances. All ingredients are tested pre-production to ensure that they conform to the necessary specifications. Ingredients are also tested for mycotoxins and other impurities.
Once all ingredients have been tested, they are milled individually and then mixed together to create the unique formula. All ingredients are milled at 0.8mm size, to optimize digestion and to ensure that the extrusion process runs smoothly. The vitamin & mineral premix, along with the other additional additives like Glucosamine, MOS & FOS, Beta Glucan, etc. are added and mixed thoroughly into the batch.
Nutribyte uses an independent quality controller to make ensure the correct procedures are followed at all times throughout the entire run. He monitors:
- Kibble sizing
- Moisture and water activity
- Universal coating
- Sufficient drying
- NIR lab testing
- Final inspection before bagging
Should the batch not conform to any one of these standards, the entire batch is rejected and the process starts over. We do not allow any deviations or shortcuts.
After manufacturing, samples are sent to an independent laboratory to run a wetchem analysis, (which is far more accurate than a standard NIR), to analyze the final product. The wetchem analysis will immediately and accurately confirm, if the feed is according to specifications. If the product does not test as it is registered according to Act 36/1947, the batch is rejected as by law.