Making the World’s Best Petfood means we source the world’s best ingredients, so we only work with a specially curated group of suppliers who uphold our strong commitment to quality, food safety and sustainability. Our standards for suppliers are very high and all of our suppliers adhere to our robust vendor audit approval program and detailed ingredient traceability system, so you can feel confident your pets are getting only the best.
Ranchers like Robin and Fabian of Colibri Sheep Farm raise our grass-fed lamb naturally, without artificial hormones or antibiotics.
Our chicken is raised free-run on regional farms by people we know and trust, like Greg of Hefton Farms in Hanson, Kentucky and arrive at our kitchen fresh (refrigerated, without preservatives) or raw (frozen at peak freshness). Our free-run chickens are not housed in cages and are able to move in a barn without outdoor access.
From fishers like Ellen of Keltic Seafoods in BC, we source sustainably wild-caught saltwater fish loaded with richly nourishing Omega-6 and -3 fatty acids.
Trusted partners like Brendan, of Lathom Colony, supply us with nourishing eggs, cage-free and brimming with protein and nutrients.
Ranchers like Doug, of Willow Hill Farm, raise our Yorkshire pork naturally, without artificial hormones or antibiotics.
Not all pet foods are created equally. The relationships we have with our trusted suppliers allows us to craft our foods with only the finest ingredients including high-inclusions of fresh and raw meat and fish – more than most conventional pet foods. See the difference between our Biologically Appropriate foods and a typical grain-free food.
Our highly qualified nutritionists and scientists craft the recipes and formulations of our foods. We constantly research, test, and collaborate with international nutrition experts, and always look for new ways to innovate.
At our Research & Innovation Centre in Alberta, Canada, our team of highly skilled nutritionists and scientists create foods with high fresh meat inclusions, making them as close as possible to the diets nature intended. Through ongoing research, they develop and enhance our foods, providing your pet with the World’s Best Petfood.
We pride ourselves on the care that goes into all ACANA and ORIJEN recipes. The teams at our Kitchens use comprehensive, industry-leading food safety systems to ensure our foods are the highest quality. Our testing procedures begin from the moment ingredients enter our Kitchens and continue throughout production and packaging so that when our food hits store shelves it’s only the very best.
Located in Acheson, Alberta, our new NorthStar kitchen is state-of-the-art and built with pets in mind. Specially designed and capable of handling large quantities of fresh and raw ingredients, NorthStar recently received Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification, a voluntary and rigorous process that highlights our high food safety standards, in less than a year of operation.
Our DogStar Kitchen in Auburn, Kentucky is SQF certified and has won several significant awards, including the 2017 Global Markets Award from the Global Food Safety Initiative – one of the highest food-safety achievements in the industry. Our Kitchen inspires and reflects our commitment to being Trusted by Pet Lovers EverywhereTM.
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