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Some Ingredients Come from China Says The Company
on June 6, 2017
I called the company and while none of the meat comes from China - the Beef and Chicken come from North America, and the Lamb from New Zealand - some of the ingredients are sourced in China for their pet foods. The company rep couldn't tell me which ingredients.
As China has a high rate of pollution and soil contamination, that is something for pet owners to consider. The company rep, who was very nice, said they do test for nine contaminants. She said the company encourages consumers to call to discuss this more in depth. She also said they are trying to find sources outside of China for some of their ingredients. I prefer to buy dog food in which none of the ingredients come from China. So, we won't be buying this dog food for our dog as much as we like the company's approach to not use filler etc. and offer a quality high protein product. And our dog liked the dog food.
They also test every batch, which the company rep said she didn't think any other pet food companies do that. So, they do prize quality control. If you have any questions, go to company web site and they will chat with you there and offer to call you or provide a phone number for you to call them. They are quite nice. I told them I thought it would help sales if they would quit sourcing any ingredients from China. They appreciated my input, and suggested consumers call them directly about any concerns.
Here's the complete list of ingredients from the company web site: Beef, Pea Protein, Beef Meal, Chickpeas, Peas, Canola Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Starch, Natural Flavor, Pea Fiber, Flaxseed, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Menhaden Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Green Tea Extract, Spearmint Extract.