Pet food safety and quality are cornerstone principles of The Nutro Company. We go to great lengths to ensure the safety of our food because we care about pets. It's the reason we never compromise our standards.
No Compromise: Pet Food Safety & Quality Video
Watch the dedication and passion our associates have for food safety and quality.
Proudly Made in Our U.S. Facilities
- We own our pet food facilities in Lebanon, Tenn.; Victorville, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo.
- We conduct more than 600 quality checks a day.
- Quality experts work onsite to ensure we meet all safety standards and certifications.
- Our dedicated sanitation experts oversee highly sophisticated daily cleaning and sanitation plans. They also supervise at least one complete shutdown for in-depth cleaning and sanitation per week.
- All of our facilities are inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- We adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Hygiene Practices, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points - all regulated by the FDA.
What Is Safety Certification?
We partnered with other pet food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers from the American Feed Industry Association to create an independent, third-party certification program focused exclusively on pet food manufacturing safety. This program is called The Assured & Approved Pet Food Manufacturing Facility Certification Program.
- It goes far beyond existing pet food regulations to establish comprehensive standards of excellence to maximize pet food safety.
- This program is entirely voluntary.
- It serves as a reliable way to measure the safety standards of a pet food company.
Our Dry Pet Food Manufacturing Facilities Are Safety Certified
For The Nutro Company this means that at our dry pet food manufacturing facilities we have:
- Defined ingredient standards and ingredient-receiving specifications, and we accept only those that meet our standards
- Nutritional standards and safety testing for all finished products
- Verified food-safety policies and practices
- Tracking of all ingredients and finished products
What This Means to You
We go to great lengths to ensure the safety of our food because we care about pets. It's the reason we never compromise our standards. And it's why you can feel confident about feeding NUTRO® Pet Food to your pet.
Freshness and Stability
- We buy our own ingredients.
- We can trace all of our natural ingredients back to the supplier.
- We work directly with our suppliers to constantly monitor and improve the freshness, quality and stability of our natural ingredients.
Pet Food Testing Measures
- We've more than doubled our pet food ingredient tests and plan to keep up the effort.
- We test every grain shipment for mycotoxins (secondary metabolites of fungal origin that are toxic to animals and humans) before we even unload them.
- We test all of our natural, key ingredients before we use them to ensure they meet our nutritional and food-safety parameters.
- Every finished product batch goes through careful testing to confirm microbiological safety, nutritional compliance and oxidation testing to confirm shelf stability before we ship it.