Sourcing Quality Ingredients
Sustainable sourcing is important to ensure we use high-quality ingredients in our pet food products, and also for the health of the environment.
We can trace every single ingredient back to our trusted suppliers.
Our experts don’t just monitor our ingredients once they arrive at our factories—they evaluate quality from the source.
Where Do We Get Our Ingredients?
Quality ingredients come from quality sources. We source the majority of our nutritious ingredients right here in the U.S. from our trusted suppliers.
One hundred percent of our beef is sourced in the U.S., along with 99 percent of our poultry. Additionally, we source 96 percent of our grain, 100 percent of our soy here, too.
Disclaimer: Based on sourcing data as of August 1, 2020
Before working with a supplier, our technical team conducts rigorous sampling to ensure the ingredient meets our standards.
We inspect each ingredient for quality and safety as it arrives at our facilities. Our quality assurance team performs multiple checks throughout the manufacturing process, and our factory employees have the power to reject any ingredients that don’t meet our high standards.
How Do We Evaluate Our Suppliers?
We can trace every single ingredient back to our trusted suppliers. Our experts don’t just monitor our ingredients once they arrive at our factories—they evaluate quality from the source.
The Purina Steps To Finding A New Supplier
Identify suppliers to source our quality ingredients. We look for suppliers whose values align with ours before we even do an on-site visit.
We audit the supplier’s facility. If a supplier has multiple facilities, we inspect and approve each location separately.
Study the integrity of the ingredients through regulatory, food safety and toxicology reviews.
Test ingredients prior to approval through our analytical laboratories.
Conduct ongoing monitoring and assessments at set frequencies based on the specific ingredient supplied.
We consider several criteria when evaluating a new supplier.
Our Supplier Must:
Comply with local laws and regulations
Practice ethical and responsible employment, including safety, health and workplace environment standards
Do their due diligence in responsibly caring for the environment
Have overall ethics that align with Purina values
Seafood is a top priority in terms of sustainability because overfishing is such a serious issue. We work closely not only with our seafood suppliers, but also with external seafood sustainability experts to ensure we source from responsible fisheries.
Marine Stewardship Council Certification
Beyond has a selection of Marine Stewardship Council certified recipes. To obtain and maintain this certification, we’ve partnered with responsible fishing operations that meet international best practices for sustainability.
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