Food safety has always been one of the primary concerns of the veterinary profession and raw meat industry. After years of poor regulations around pet food manufacturing, the RawSAFE accreditation was born to create a set of robust standards for raw meat-based diets for pets, with the standards based on those in human food manufacturing. We couldn’t be happier to be one of the first companies to be RawSAFE approved.
“As the raw food market, and pet owners demand for the highest quality food continues to grow it is incredibly important that manufacturers like us are also challenged to produce to the highest standards. We’re committed to our customers and assuring them they are choosing the best quality food available.
We wouldn’t eat anything that wasn’t produced in hygienic and safe conditions and our pets shouldn’t be any different. At Bella & Duke, we have invested heavily in our factory, and with a number of processes in place our customers can be confident their dogs and cats will be safely fed. We want what is best for our pets, so would urge all companies to understand the requirements for this accreditation and meeting the appropriate standards.” Tony, Bella & Duke co-founder
To become RawSAFE approved, we must adhere to the following:
- Traceable, high quality ingredients
- Carefully selected & vetted suppliers
- Safe storage of frozen ingredients & meals
- Rigorous & traceable bacteria testing process
- Traceability of meal batches & labelling
- Strict health, safety & hygiene procedures