LEADING pet food company Bella & Duke is amongst the first to receive new RawSAFE food accreditation that focuses on the best and safest possible food for our pets.
The new accreditation highlights the quality processes undertaken at Bella & Duke’s factory in Inverkeithing, creating meals developed with nutritionists to ensure pets are happy and healthy.
Pet owners who choose a product with the RawSAFE label can be reassured that it has been manufactured to the highest safety standards.
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, RawSAFE 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.
Dr Brendan Clarke from RawSAFE Directors added: “We know from our own clients in our practices that many pet owners who choose to feed a raw diet have difficulties talking to their veterinary teams about anything to do with food. Their vets need to have reliable sources of information to feel confident about their patient’s diet. Now that the RawSAFE accreditation is available to reassure veterinary professionals about the high standards of manufacturing and the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society is available to provide science-based assessment of species appropriate raw feeding, pet owners can direct their vets to these resources if they express concern.”
Tony Ottley, Director of Bella & Duke, said: “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.”
Here are five top tips from Dr Brendan Clarke, Bella & Duke Chief Veterinary Adviser, on how to handle your pet’s raw food safely at home;
You can find out more about Bella & Duke, visit: www.bellaandduke.com
For more information on RawSAFE and the new accreditation, visit: https://rawsafe.com/