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MEAT SOURCES

Our Meats/Sources

As pet owners we only want the best for our furry four-legged friends. This is why we only use the best. Our meats are never:

  • denatured 3D (dying, diseased or down) or 4D (dead) meat,
  • have any charcoal added,
  • pasteurized either by heat or HPP (High-Pressure Pasteurization),
  • preservatives, fillers, grains, premixes or anything synthetic added,

and are always the highest quality of meats, bones and organs sourced from USDA inspected farms, slaughters and processors.

AAFCO

Our products do not follow the AAFCO guidelines for a “complete and balanced” diet. We strongly believe in keeping all of our products as close to how nature intended without the use of artificial ingredients, supplements, minerals or vitamins–If you can’t pronounce it, it should not be an ingredient!! Instead, we only use grade-A quality whole fruits and veggies, organs, bones, and meat to make our blends as close to how nature intended. After all, isn’t this why we feed raw? To mimic their species appropriate diet.

 

High Quality Sourcing

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Our supplier relationships are a significant component of our food safety programs. We only source ingredients inspected and approved by the USDA for human consumption and vigorously vet our suppliers through our Supplier Approval Program. All suppliers must adhere to strict Certified Humane Animal Welfare guidelines and are SQF certified. We believe in providing complete transparency on our sourcing. Below you will find a list of our suppliers by product category.

Beef: USDA Grade A sourced from Seven Hills Farms, Burlington Beef Inc., and Prime Foods Inc.
Chicken: Antibiotic, steroid, and hormone-free. We source from Shenandoah Valley Organic, Bell and Evans, and Mountaire Farms.
Duck: Raised under a strict Duck Stewardship Program. Never fed antibiotics, hormones, GMOs, or Restricted Use Protein Products (RUPPs). We source from Maple Leaf Farm and Joe Jurgielewicz and Sons.
Goat and Lamb: New Zealand grass-fed and pasture raised. We source from Thomas Foods.
Pork: Antibiotic-free. Sourced from Indiana Kitchen.
Rabbit: Domestic-raised rabbits only.
Seafood: Wild-caught and undergoes Individual Quick Freezing (IQF).
Turkey: Fed an all-vegetarian diet, antibiotic, and hormone-free. We source from Koch Turkey Farm.
Fruits and Vegetables: Grown domestically, includes a Certificate of Analysis (COA), and sourced from Reddy Raw Inc and Keany Produce.

A Safe And Seamless Process

We offer frozen meals in their most natural form without using high heat, charcoal, or preservatives of any kind. To eliminate the possibility of pathogens, our team operates under strict conditions from the moment we receive the ingredients, process, and deliver the finished goods.

Our processing procedures utilize ozonated water as our antimicrobial agent during mixing ingredients. In 2002, ozone treatment was granted GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) approval by the FDA and USDA for agri-food processing. It is an effective antimicrobial agent and can be applied to meat, poultry, seafood, and produce. We use ozonated water as our “kill point” instead of high heat, acids, or High-Pressure Processing (HPP). This natural process helps mitigate the spread of unwanted pathogens without altering the integrity of the raw products.

Careful Monitoring

Our FDA inspected food safety programs consist of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Environmental Monitoring Programs (EMP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP), and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs). Our organization has two in-house Preventative Control Qualified Individuals (PCQI) and a third-party auditor continually monitoring these programs. A certified Preventative Control Qualified Individual inspects all ingredients, manages documentation, and monitors all workflow processes and practices.