Grain Free, Whole Grain, Limited Ingredient & Base Mixes
Add nutrition, taste andtexture to top off any meal
Delicious, nutritious rewards for training – or anytime
Replenishing meal boosters and re-hydrating drinks
Scrumptious Grain Free recipes for cats and kittens
Delectable snacks sure to be your feline’s favorites
Nourishing, healing milks, broths and more
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..
The Honest Kitchen’s Supplier Quality Expectations Manual acts as a code of conduct for our suppliers, and clearly outlines the high pet food safety standards we demand from every vendor we purchase from. All our suppliers are required to certify that their facilities and products meet the standards outlined in the manual, which are verified via third party or THK audits.
To further enhance our dog food regulations, we also require each and every supplier to provide us with a signed ‘Human Food Grade Guarantee’ and ‘Statement of Quality and Integrity’, which are renewed annually.
Our suppliers all guarantee the following:
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:
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.
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.
Pet food safety is important and we want to provide you with the knowledge and confidence that you’re serving safe cat food and dog food in your home. Here are our quality control spec sheets for all our food diets organized by Lot#:
Quality Control Spec Sheet: December 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: October 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: September 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: August 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: July 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: June 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: April 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: March 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: February 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: January 2017Quality Control Spec Sheet: October 2014 - December 2016
At The Honest Kitchen, we operate a Food Safety and Quality Assurance Program that’s been formulated in accordance with human food standards. In addition to routine nutritional analysis, water activity monitoring and robust pathogen testing for every batch, part of that program includes screening for heavy metal contaminants, which is conducted on a quarterly basis for every recipe we make.
Heavy metals can occur naturally in different sorts of ingredients, and the FDA has not established any tolerance levels for foods in the USA. Therefore, we follow internationally recognized human food standards for maximum tolerance levels of heavy metals, from several different food safety agencies around the world based on the type of product and ingredients it contains:
Beginning in 2017, as part of The Honest Kitchen’s commitment to transparency, the results of our quarterly heavy metal screening for all recipes are published on our web site and updated as each new batch of results is received.
Quality Control - Heavy Metal Screening: Q2 2017Quality Control - Heavy Metal Screening: Q3 2017