Why choose USDA Certified Organic pet food?
Pet owners want nothing but the best for their pets. That is why many pet parents choose to feed organic pet food. By law, USDA certified organic pet food must follow exactly the same requirements and standards as those established for organic human foods. This means 95% of the ingredients in our pet food is Certified Organic.
That means these foods must be grown and processed without the use of:
- Toxic and persistent pesticides
- Artificial flavors, colors and preservatives
- Synthetic growth hormones
Plus, certified organic pet food operations are:
- Required to maintain detailed records of all production and processing activity to maximize traceability
- Regularly inspected by a USDA-accredited agent to ensure that organic standards are being met
All of our USDA Certified Organic Dog & Cat recipes only use Humanely Raised Chicken that is GAP Certified Step 3 or Step 2 by the Global Animal Partnership. Just another certification that shows our commitment to environmentally friendly ingredients and quality.
Here are a few important points to keep in mind as you scan the store shelves for organic pet food:
• The National Organic Program (NOP), which regulates organic foods, lacks the legal authority to regulate “organic” label claims on pet food, except when pet food operations voluntarily choose to meet organic food standards, gain NOP certification, and use the USDA Organic seal. As a result, some organic pet food products are certified to the USDA NOP and follow the same labeling guidelines as organic food for humans.
• Some “organic” pet food products are not certified to any standard. Look for the Organic Seal!
• Only pet food products that contain at least 95% of organic ingredients can display the USDA organic seal and show the ‘certified organic’ statement. These products also need to disclose the name of the USDA-accredited certifying agent.
• The use of certified organic ingredients does not mean that the product itself is certified organic.
All of our USDA Organic Chicken is Raised Without Antibiotics!
Always Antibiotic-Free provides assurance that the animals were raised in a program that allows them to grow at their natural pace in an environment that does not require the administration of antibiotics to keep them healthy.
By choosing Organic, you are supporting farmers who aim towards ecologically sustainable practices – looking after the environment we all share.
We guarantee that the organic chicken contained in each and every Tender & True Organic Premium Chicken & Liver Recipe pet product has been certified humanely raised by the Global Animal Partnership, a third-party nonprofit charitable organization, founded in 2008, that brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates to improve the welfare of animals in agriculture.