Our production plant
Our organic dog foods, cat foods, treats and supplements are made only from 100% human food grade ingredients. That means our safe cat food and dog food recipes are produced to the exact same standards as the foods you eat – in a plant that actually produces human foods like bakery mixes, right alongside our products.
In fact, our plant is registered and inspected by the FDA and meets SQF (Safe Quality Foods) level II standards for human food safety. We already exceed all of the proposed FDA guidelines, including HACCP food safety regulations and established GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices). So as you can see, pet food regulations are something we’re very passionate about and why you can count on us as being one of the top safe dog food brands in the industry.
Our dehydrated dog food and cat food undergoes comprehensive testing as part of our Quality Control program to ensure we’re only producing safe dog food and cat food. Finished products are tested on a routine basis for:
- Bacteria including: salmonella, E-coli, and listeria
- Yeast and mold
- Contaminants such as heavy metals & melamine
- Verification of pH and proximates (protein, fat, fiber and moisture).
- We also conduct regular random testing to ensure various other nutrient values for vitamins and minerals, are within the correct and guaranteed parameters.
The Honest Kitchen is also an approved member of Green America, which places a high priority on sustainability, green business and fair-trade. Businesses such as The Honest Kitchen, which bear the Green America Seal, operate in ways that support workers, communities, and protect the environment.
Taste Test from humans!
In addition to all of these pet food regulations, we actually taste every ingredient that goes into our recipes, as part of our product development process, and our finished products are tasted as part of a standard human food organoleptic test, after production. If it’s not safe for us to eat, it’s not considered safe dog food.