In January of 2002, our facility discontinued the use of any beef proteins and beef fats in all formulations produced at the plant.
The meat proteins in our formulas are acquired from species-specific processing plants. These species are: 1. Chicken. 2. Turkey. 3. Lamb from New Zealand 4. Various Fish. 5. Pork. 6. Chicken Fats. 7. Fish Oils.
Our facility is USDA inspected and is one of the very few that is APHIS (Agricultural Plant Health Inspection Service) certified or the newer, tougher Category III level certified. APHIS assists manufacturing plants in meeting all certification requirements for export--for example, to the EC, which is extremely difficult to export to due to their stringent requirements of certification of all ingredients. Therefore, there is no possibility of any beef tissue or beef fats included, by design or by contamination, in any products manufactured by our pet food plant.