All Stella & Chewys products are made at their FDA-inspected plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They work closely with their suppliers, all of whom have filed letters of guarantee confirming each ingredient is wholesome and fully compliant with federal regulations to ensure the highest quality ingredients go into each of their products.
They source premium meats such as grass-fed beef from North America, Australia, and New Zealand, cage-free chicken from North America, and wild-caught salmon from North America. Fruits and vegetables are certified organic, and sourced from North and South America as seasonally available. These ingredients are complemented by added minerals and vitamins to make each dinner for dogs or cats complete and balanced as determined by the American Federation of Feed Control Officials (AFFCO). Probiotics and antioxidants are added to each dinner to further enhance each recipe.
All products are manufactured using their patented SecureByNature food safety process. A key feature of that process is High Pressure Processing (HPP). All Stella & Chewys products are cold-pressed using water at pressure equal to that found at the bottom of the ocean (87,000 lbs. per square inch) where harmful bacteria cannot survive.
While numerous steps are taken in following the proper procedures during the manufacturing process, constant monitoring also takes place to assure that the high standards established are achieved. Every product batch is tested by an independent lab for pathogenic bacteria including salmonella and E. coli O157:H7. Only after the results are confirmed as negative is the product released for shipment. Each certificate of analysis from the outside lab is posted to their website. Each product has been identified with the production lot codes for easy look-up and reference.
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