In response to news about inhumane conditions for fishermen in Thailand, we have obtained statements from all of our partner brands that manufacture in Thailand confirming that they do not source from unlicensed boats or allow their factories to source anything unlicensed on their behalf. Weruva, Tiki, Wellness and Fussie Cat have all addressed this issue publicly and have assured us that all of their manufacturers are members of the Thai Tuna Industry Association. They promote and support Thai and international ethical standards. In addition, they have third-party organizations auditing their factories to ensure compliance.
The pet food manufacturers listed below also produce sustainably sourced pet food and monitor their supply chains so that they do not use ingredients obtained illegally or using forced labor:
Both brands are a part of the Champion Pet Foods family and are produced and sourced both in Canada and in their new state-of-the-art Dogstar kitchens in Auburn, Kentucky. Human-grade meats include wild-caught fish, free-run chicken and turkey, and free-range bison and boar from producers Champion knows and trusts.
Made only in Bravo’s own plant in the U.S., all ingredients are GMO-free, and most are sourced in the USA, with some ingredients from France and New Zealand.
Dog and cat food manufactured in FirstMate’s own factory in British Columbia, using locally-sourced ingredients including free-run chicken and turkey, and wild-caught salmon and tuna.
All lines and formulas of Fromm pet foods are made exclusively in the USA at USDA-inspected plants.
Made in FDA approved kitchens in Thailand that also produce food for people. Fussie Cat’s premium chicken and tuna meet international quality control standards for food safety with top-down inspections.
All of Instinct’s cage-free poultry and pork, and free-range bison and beef come from the U.S. Their free-range lamb and venison are imported from Australia and New Zealand, and their rabbit protein is from Italy and France. Whenever possible, the rest of Instinct’s food ingredients come from the U.S. All U.S. sourced materials come from USDA inspected facilities that must be in compliance with their animal welfare requirements as well as their slaughter and processing requirements. All materials sourced from other countries must conform to U.S. requirements. Their cage-free poultry is raised in large, long barns with open access. Their beef, lamb, and venison are raised outside on large pastures.
Environmental, financial, social and ethical sustainability is at the heart of every Kiwi Kitchens product. All the meat, fish and produce in Kiwi Kitchens are 100% New Zealand sourced. Hormone growth promotants and GMOs are banned within the New Zealand chicken industry. Chicken are raised in a freely roaming barn. Red meats are free range and grass fed. Antibiotics are only administered if required for humane treatment. Salmon is from the fresh water glacial waters of New Zealand’s Southern Alps and wild caught fish come from sustainable fisheries off their coast.
K9 Naturals’ ingredients are sourced in New Zealand, from the human food industry. They use free range, grass fed and grass finished proteins, free from antibiotics and hormones. All their products are GMO-free.
Koha Pet Food is made in the USA. All of the formulas include New Zealand green-lipped mussels, and are free of grain, gluten, potato, and carrageenan gum. The domestic poultry, beef, duck, salmon, and pork are sourced from USDA inspected farms. The lamb and venison are free range and grass fed from New Zealand. The wild kangaroo is from Australia and the guineafowl is cage-free from France.
N&D dog and cat foods are made from ingredients that are 100% GMO-free and suitable for human consumption. The fish, chicken, lamb, wild boar, and eggs used in the products come from select certified farms and are all hormone and antibiotic free.
Natural Pet Pantry products are made with farm-fresh ingredients that are delivered weekly to their own production kitchen in Seattle, WA. All meats and organs are USDA inspected, human grade and whole, and all vegetables are USDA Certified Organic. The farms they buy from do not use antibiotics or growth hormones. Beef, buffalo, and venison are grass-fed and pasture-raised and poultry is free-range.
Northwest Naturals is a family-owned and operated business based in Portland, Oregon. All of their natural products are made in Oregon at their USDA/FDA Certified facilities and are also an EU (European Union) approved. The ingredients they use are UDSA inspected and are human-grade. In addition to making pet food, they have been making food for humans since 1956. Their facilities are verified by the BRC third-party audits with the highest standards. All of their meat is raised without antibiotics or added hormones. Their beef is grass-fed, fish are wild-caught and chickens are cage-free. All of Northwest Naturals’ meats are from the USA, except for lamb and rabbit.
Nulo’s meat, poultry, and fish are sourced from North America, with the exception of some of their duck (France), lamb (Australia & New Zealand), and wild-caught fish (regions can vary based on the migratory path of the wild population). Nulo only sources meats and poultry from reputable suppliers who take great care to raise the animals humanely and fisheries that harvest fish responsibly. Their trout is farm-raised in freshwater raceways and ponds as trout raised this way is considered a “Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program, since many wild trout populations are now endangered. Nulo’s fruits, vegetables, organic and ancient grains, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals are sourced in North America, as well as from regions around the world. To help ensure safety, they require Certificates of Origin for all incoming ingredients and also
Open Farm is the first ethically raised and sourced pet food. Their recipes are prepared with 100% Certified Humane™ meats, ocean-caught fish sourced in accordance with Seafood Watch™ standards, and non-GMO vegetables. Their entire farm-to-bowl supply chain is audited and certified by third-party organizations specializing in humane animal care and sustainable farming practices. They have also partnered with TerraCycle to create the very first North American pet food bag-recycling program.
Primal uses vegetarian-fed protein sourced from the USA and New Zealand from farms and ranches that practice natural, sustainable agriculture. Meats are certified cage-free or grass-fed, free-range. Larger animals are grain and hay finished. All fish is wild caught. Manufactured in a human food facility, Primal foods contain no added hormones, steroids or antibiotics, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and no synthetic vitamins or minerals, and are grain and gluten free. All ingredients are minimally processed and 100% human grade, with certified organic produce.
Rawbble foods are made and sourced in the USA from pasture-fed beef, free-range chicken, free-range duck and wild-caught salmon with free-range chicken.
Small Batch strives to only use meats that are free-range, pasture-raised, and free of hormones and antibiotics. It’s produced in California & Oregon and sourced using products from farms in Washington, Oregon, and California.
All Sojos foods are made in the USA without genetically engineered ingredients, fillers, preservatives, or anything artificial, and absolutely nothing from China. Just a short, sweet list of entirely natural, human-grade meat, veggies, and fruits—all blended with meticulous care under Sojos’ own roof.
The premium meats that make up these raw and freeze-dried formulas come from North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, and are manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Steve’s Real Food knows that where the raw ingredients come from is just as important as the ingredient itself. Not only does it affect nutritional impact, but also our carbon footprint. Their free-range/grass-fed meat and poultry are locally sourced from farms in the Northwest. The fresh produce comes from Norpac, a farmer-owned cooperative that represents over 200 farmers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Their suppliers, including packagers, must have US facilities and take action toward lowering manufacturing’s carbon footprint.
The Honest Kitchen sources only 100% human-grade ingredients for their dehydrated whole pet foods. They use free-range chicken from Petaluma Poultry in California, as well as Marine-Stewardship Council certified wild-caught fish, cage-free turkey and duck, and ranch-raised beef. They use only non-GMO produce, and a number of certified organic ingredients, including organic fair-trade quinoa, organic kelp, organic oats, organic barley, and organic coconut. They’ve been working with many of the same trusted suppliers since they began in 2002, and require each supplier to follow their strict Vendor Code of Conduct, as well as provide them with a pledge each year to verify that what they’re buying is human edible, not adulterated, not from China, and produced under Good Manufacturing Practices.
Tiki Dog and Tiki Cat foods are made with GMO-free, sustainably sourced fish and poultry proteins, and are grain free and gluten-free. Each can is hand-packed in a human-grade certified facility.
This raw diet is made and produced using ingredients only from USDA Certified facilities in Canada and the USA.
Vital Essentials is one of only three USDA Certified Pet Food facilities in the world. Vital Essentials verifies through their Custom Sourcing Program that their suppliers adhere to humane and ethical animal handling and harvesting practices. Beef is pasture-fed, farm-raised from Wisconsin. Fish and boar are wild-caught.
The parent company of Wellness, WellPet, requires that all their ingredient suppliers, whether domestic or international, meet certified nutrient levels and be manufactured in quality audited facilities. The majority of their products and raw materials are from North America, provided by trusted and valued partners that they’ve had relationships with for many years. The majority of Wellness pet foods and treats are made in the U.S., at WellPet’s own facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. To learn more about their manufacturing or raw materials, call their Consumer Affairs Team at (800) 225-0904, M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET.
While some of Weruva’s fish comes from Thailand, they are members of multiple quality assurance organizations that ensure respectable working conditions throughout the entire supply chain.
Grass-fed beef, pasture-raised lamb and free-range turkey are all fresh and locally sourced using seasonally-available ingredients.
Zignature’s potato-free, grain-free and chicken-free foods made in the USA. Their proteins are sourced in the USA, France, New Zealand and Australia. The duck and turkey are farm raised, the fish is wild caught and the lamb and kangaroo are free range.
Sourced from New Zealand farms adhering to year-round, free-pasture, grass-feeding. Approved farms don’t use antibiotics, growth promotants or hormones. ZiwiPeak uses only use 100% natural, real meat and organs, and is produced in their own New Zealand factory.
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Information is effective as of 2/1/19.